Transition to Nursing Practice Toolkit
Becoming a registered nurse!
Congratulations on successfully completing your baccalaureate in nursing! This is your first step to becoming a registered nurse (RN). Receiving the designation of RN is a privilege. RNs are one of the most trusted professional groups in Canada.
As a RN, you are also part of the largest group of health professionals in New Brunswick, represented by approximately 8,600 RNs and nurse practitioners (NP).
This section of our website has been developed to provide you with a toolkit of extensive resources that will help you become successfully registered and help you understand the role of a regulatory body.
Why is it mandatory for RNs and NPs to be regulated?
A requirement under NB nursing regulation is annual registration renewal. Completing this requirement and being registered demonstrates to the public that you have completed all required education, testing and continuing competency development for provision of safe, competent, compassionate and ethical nursing work. Please refer to the following link for more information: Vision, mandate & public protection.
*This toolkit is an adaptation of the “Transitioning into Professional Practice Toolkit” from the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia (CRNNS). The information contained in this toolkit is for general information purposes and CRNNS assumes no responsibility regarding content.