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Steps in the Registration Process
1. APPLY TO NNAS
All nurses whose nursing education occurred outside of Canada and are seeking initial registration to practice as a Registered Nurse in Prince Edward Island must first complete an online application to the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) at www.nnas.ca. NNAS has launched a new Expedited Service webpage which can be accessed by clicking here. Any associated costs with the NNAS application process are paid for by the IEN.
2. SUBMIT DOCUMENTS TO NNAS
NNAS Advisory Report
The NNAS reviews your credentials and will provide a report to CRNMPEI. The NNAS report is used by CRNMPEI to make decisions about your eligibility to become registered.
3. IDENTIFY CRNMPEI AS A JURISDICTION TO RECEIVE YOUR NNAS ADVISORY REPORT
CRNMPEI only accepts official documents from NNAS. You must select CRNMPEI as the jurisdiction to receive your NNAS report when completed. CRNMPEI only accepts the NNAS report directly from NNAS.
4. APPLY FOR REGISTRATION WITH CRNMPEI THROUGH THE APPLICANT PORTAL
After CRNMPEI receives your NNAS report, you can apply for registration through the Applicant Portal by selecting the Internationally Educated Nurse application. Your application may qualify for the revised IEN registration pathway. For more information click here.
5. COMPLETE ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
Proof of English Language proficiency will be submit to the College as part of your application to us. You must prove that you can listen, speak, read, and write in English by providing evidence of having been educated in English or having worked in an English practice environment. If you are unable to prove that you have been educated in English or have demonstrated safe practice in English, you will be required to take language proficiency tests. You may be eligible for reimbursement of testing fees, click here for more information For changes to English Language Test requirements, click here.
6. CRNMPEI STAFF WILL CONTACT YOU
CRNMPEI Staff will review your application and NNAS Advisory Report and contact you within 5 business days with a registration decision. A registration decision may include: eligibility to write the NCLEX-RN, RN registration, an RN registrations with conditions, a competency assessment, or additional education.
7. IF YOU STARTED AN APPLICATION PROCESS IN ANOTHER JURISDICTION
If you have started your NNAS process and application with another jurisdiction, CRNMPEI cannot transfer the application process from another jurisdiction — you have to begin a CRNMPEI application and complete all the requirements. You have the choice to continue on with the jurisdiction you have started with and then apply to CRNMPEI, or start an application with CRNMPEI. Please Note** CRNMPEI cannot pick up where you left off with the first jurisdiction.