Graduate Nurse License

This allows a recent graduate to practice as a Graduate Nurse while waiting to complete the RN requirements. This license is limited to 4 months and can be renewed to a maximum of 2 times.

Temporary Service Disruption

The CRNS registrant database is currently offline as we complete the first phase of the transition to our new provider, Alinity. This also includes the Nurse License Check system, and the Continuing Competence Program online platform.

These services are scheduled to resume on July 23 at 8 a.m. If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact the CRNS at info@crns.ca.

Complete the GN license if you wish to practice as a Graduate Nurse while waiting to write the exam and receive your results, the application will becoming available to you within 3 to 5 business days after you have booked your exam appointment with Pearson VUE.

Requirements for Graduate Nurse license

  1. Current Criminal Record Check
  2. Submit your application and fee for licensure

Application Process

  • Criminal Record Check Report (CRC) - Applicants seeking licensure are required to submit a CRC (City Police, RCMP or through CSI Background Screening) report that has an issue date within six (6) months of today’s date.
  • Complete Graduate Nurse Application with the CRNS , attach your CRC to your  application and pay the required fees. If you do not have your CRC at the time you are completing your application, you may click “Save for later” at the bottom of your application. Once your CRC is received, log back in and upload to your application and then click “Submit”.
  • Once your application has been approved, you will receive an email that your license has been issued.  Prior to starting work as a GN verify that your license is active by checking the Nurse license Check.

Graduate Nurse license Extensions

Regulations and entry requirements are subject to bylaw and policy changes.

If you have questions, contact exams@crns.ca.

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