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Competency Assessment/Bridging Program

1. CRNMPEI Staff will review your application and NNAS Advisory Report and you may be referred for a Competency Assessment or a Bridging Program.

  • A Competency Assessment to identify your current knowledge, skills and abilities to practice nursing in a safe, competent and ethical manner to the performance standards expected by CRNMPEI and/or
  • A RN Bridging program which will provide you the required training courses to meet identified practice and knowledge gaps to become eligible for a PEI RN registration.

2. The PEI Department of Health and Wellness has partnered with the Nova Scotia Health Authority to deliver the Registered Nurse Professional Development Centre’s (RNPDC) RN Competency Assessment and the RN Bridging/Re-Entry Program. Information found at

3. CRNMPEI will refer you to the Registered Nurse Professional Development Centre (RNPDC) for a competency assessment and/or an RN Bridging program as required.

4. Applicants will need to apply to RNPDC for a competency assessment and/or enroll in the RN Bridging program if required.

5. For funding opportunities, contact Government of Prince Edward Island,

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