International Educated & Licensed RN

Requirements for Licensure

  1. Receive an advisory report from the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS)
  2. If English is not your primary language, an acceptable English language test is required. Please visit the IELTS and CELBAN websites for current testing information.
  3. Successfully complete a nursing education program
  4. Proof of initial registration from the country where you completed your basic nursing education and official proof of most recent registration if it’s different from your initial registration.
  5. Reference from most recent nurse manager or supervisor who is familiar with your RN practice.
  6. Proof of legal name (original or certified copy of birth certificate, government issued photo ID and marriage certificate, if applicable)
  7. In the past 5 years, you must have worked at least 1125 hours of nursing practice; or graduated from an approved nursing education program; or completed an approved nursing re-entry program
  8. Submit your application for licensure along with applicable fees

Application for Licensure Process

IEN Detailed Application Process and Frequently Asked Questions 

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

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