Internationally Educated Applicants

Notice: Scheduled System Closure from August 24 to September 4, 2018

Due to CRPNBC’s transition to the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP), we anticipate our IT systems will be down from close of business on August 24 to September 4, 2018 (subject to unforeseen changes). New applicants will not be able to submit Initial and First Registration applications during this time.

Any applications started before the closure date but not submitted will be lost and you will need to start again when the BCCNP system is up and running. More information will be posted here as it becomes available. Please contact the College office if you have any questions.

All internationally educated applicants who want to register with CRPNBC must first apply directly through the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS), a national online application service developed by nursing regulatory bodies across Canada.

NNAS is the mandatory first step for any internationally educated nurse (IEN) applicant who:

  • Is a graduate of a psychiatric nursing education program outside of Canada; and
  • Is not currently registered to practice as an RPN anywhere within Canada

IEN application pathway

The below diagram summarizes the application process for IENs:


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