Starting Internationally, Educated Nurses on their journey to nursing practice in Canada is quite lengthy compared to that of the United Kingdom.
The National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) is a Canadian not-for-profit organization that offers a streamlined process for IENs to submit their documents and provide them with the tools to apply for Canadian nursing registration.
If you are an Internationally Registered Nurse (IEN) and you wish to work as a nurse in Canada, you will need to complete an application with NNAS. You may apply for a license in a Canadian province of your choice as a Registered Nurse (RN), a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), or a Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN). NNAS is here to help.
Are you ready to apply for registration as a nurse in Canada?
Before you begin the application process you will want to understand Canadian requirements, your eligibility, and what you will need to prepare. The National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) is here to help.
The purpose of the NNAS application process is to create an Advisory Report that includes an evaluation of your education, based on Canadian standards and comparing it to current Canadian nursing requirements.
This section lists each of the steps you will need to take in order to complete your NNAS application. Please be sure to read all of the instructions in this section carefully before you submit your NNAS application, and before any documents or forms are sent to NNAS.
Falsified Or Altered Documents
If NNAS discovers that any of your documents have been falsified or altered in any way, it will report these findings and send your Advisory Report with all documents submitted by you to the regulatory body you have designated.
Third-Party Authorization to Release Information
NNAS protects your privacy and will only ever discuss your application with you. If you wish for NNAS to discuss your file information with any other person, you must submit a Third Party Authorization form to designate that person.
The form must be sent to NNAS by mail or courier. It may be cancelled at any time by sending a letter to NNAS by mail or courier. NNAS only keeps one mailing address on file per application. All correspondence from NNAS will be sent to that one address.
Click the link below to download the NNAS application HandbookDownload CLICK TO APPLY