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NANB Registration Requirements

Overview of Registration Requirements

*Please Note:  As NANB launches this new process for IEN Registration, there will be expected delays as we adapt and have a large number of new applicants. We appreciate your patience.

  • Step 1: Register with the IEN Navigation Service

    All applicants who intend to apply to NANB should first register with the Province of New Brunswick IEN Navigation Service by sending an email to ienifenavigation@gnb.ca with “IEN Support Program” in the subject line. After review by the IEN Navigation Service team, eligible candidates will have access to a variety of financial supports for the credentialing process as well as assistance with immigration and employment opportunities through the Province of New Brunswick.

    New Brunswick’s IEN Navigation service, designed specifically for internationally trained nurses (IENs) provides customized, client-centred assistance at no cost to the candidate. The service works with each candidate, helping them to navigate key challenges they might experience during the process to licensure, offering guidance surrounding:

    • The National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS);
    • Provincial entry-to-practice competency assessments;
    • Bridging programs available in the province; and
    • Provincial regulatory bodies.

Step 2: Follow the process according to the country where you completed your nursing education

  • Zone 1: Candidates educated in USA

    Candidates who completed their nursing education in the USA must:

    1. Apply to the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS)

    Submit documents and credentials to the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) for verification and assessment. Once complete, the candidate will receive their NNAS advisory report within 24 hours unless further validation is necessary.

    1. Complete the NANB application

    Once you have received your NNAS Advisory Report, you may apply to NANB by clicking here.

    1. Pay applicable fees

    Once NANB has received your application you will receive an invoice to the email address provided in your application from NANB.

    *On your application, if you have stated YES to “Have you registered with the Province of New Brunswick IEN Navigation Services for Funding” your invoice and application will be delay until we receive confirmation of your funding from GNB IEN Navigation Services.

    1. Demonstrate Currency of Practice

    In the last five years, if you have:

    • Practiced a minimum of 1125 hours as an RN you must provide evidence of such through the submission of a Currency of Practice Affidavit. If you have graduated from a registered nurse education program within the past 5 years your currency of practice is met.
    • Fewer than 1125 hours as an RN, you may still apply and must provide a submission of a Currency of Practice Affidavit confirming the hours practiced. You will be required to complete the NANB Adaptation Program.

    Candidates who have not practiced in the last 5 years or more will be required to complete a competency assessment through Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS) or complete the IEN Bridging (NB CRIB) Program.

    1. Demonstrated success on the entry-to-practice exam (NCLEX-RN).
  • Zone 2: Candidates educated in New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom or Ireland

    Candidates who completed their nursing education in New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom or Ireland must:

    1. Apply to the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS)

    Submit documents and credentials to the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) for verification and assessment. Once complete, the candidate will receive their NNAS advisory report within 24 hours unless further validation is necessary.

    2. Complete the NANB application

    Once you have received your NNAS Advisory Report, you may apply to NANB by clicking here.

    3. Pay applicable fees

    Once NANB has received your application you will receive an invoice to the email address provided in your application from NANB.

    *On your application, if you have stated YES to “Have you registered with the Province of New Brunswick IEN Navigation Services for Funding” your invoice and application will be delay until we receive confirmation of your funding from GNB IEN Navigation Services.

    4. Demonstrate Currency of Practice

    In the last 5 years, if you have:

    • Practiced a minimum of 1125 hours as an RN you must provide evidence of such through the submission of a Currency of Practice Affidavit. If you have graduated from a registered nurse education program within the past 5 years your currency of practice is met.
    • Fewer than 1125 hours as an RN, you may still apply and must provide a submission of a Currency of Practice Affidavit confirming the hours practiced. You will be required to complete the NANB Adaptation Program.

    Candidates who have not practiced in the last 5 years or more will be required to complete a competency assessment through Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS) or complete the IEN Bridging (NB CRIB) Program.

    5. Complete Mandatory Courses

    You must complete 2 courses: Professional Nursing in Canada and Professional Communication.

    Depending on your language of choice you will be referred to the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC), or the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB).

    Note: NANB will refer you to complete these courses as part of your application, you do not need to contact NBCC or CCNB until instructed to do so.

    6.Temporary Registration Permit (TRP)

    NANB will issue a Temporary Registration Permit (TRP) with Restrictions on area of Practice and Condition to complete any identified education. The TRP will be issued for one year (in two 6-month increments).

    7. Demonstrated success on the entry-to-practice exam (NCLEX-RN).

  • Zone 3: Candidates educated in France, Hong Kong, or Belgium

    Candidates who completed their nursing education in France, Hong Kong, or Belgium must:

    1. Apply to the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS)

    Submit documents and credentials to the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) for verification and assessment. Once complete, the candidate will receive their NNAS advisory report within 24 hours unless further validation is necessary.

    1. Complete the NANB application

    Once you have received your NNAS Advisory Report, you may apply to NANB by clicking here.

    1. Pay applicable fees

    Once NANB has received your application you will receive an invoice to the email address provided in your application from NANB.

    *On your application, if you have stated YES to “Have you registered with the Province of New Brunswick IEN Navigation Services for Funding” your invoice and application will be delay until we receive confirmation of your funding from GNB IEN Navigation Services.

    4. Demonstrate Currency of Practice

    In the last 5 years, if you have:

    • Practiced a minimum of 1125 hours as an RN you must provide evidence of such through the submission of a Currency of Practice Affidavit. If you have graduated from a registered nurse education program within the past 5 years your currency of practice is met.
    • Fewer than 1125 hours as an RN, you may still apply and must provide a submission of a Currency of Practice Affidavit confirming the hours practiced. You will be required to complete the NANB Adaptation Program.

    Candidates who have not practiced in the last 5 years or more will be required to complete a competency assessment through Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS) or complete the IEN Bridging (NB CRIB) Program.

    5. Complete Mandatory Courses

    You must complete 2 courses: Professional Nursing in Canada and Professional Communication.

    Depending on your language of choice you will be referred to the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC), or the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB).

    Note: NANB will refer you to complete these courses as part of your application, you do not need to contact NBCC or CCNB until instructed to do so.

    6. Temporary Registration Permit (TRP) & Complete NANB’s Adaptation Program.

    NANB will issue a Temporary Registration Permit (TRP) with the condition that you complete the NANB Adaptation Program. The TRP will be issued for one year (in two 6-month increments) and during this time you must complete the NANB Adaptation Program.

    1. Demonstrated success on the entry-to-practice exam (NCLEX-RN).

     

  • Zone 4: Candidates educated in United Arab Emirates (UAE), India, Philippines, Morocco, Lebanon, or Switzerland.

    Candidates who completed their nursing education in United Arab Emirates (UAE), India, Philippines, Morocco, Lebanon, or Switzerland must:

    1. Apply to the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS)

    Submit documents and credentials to the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) for verification and assessment. Once complete, the candidate will receive their NNAS advisory report within 24 hours unless further validation is necessary.

    1. Complete the NANB application

    Once you have received your NNAS Advisory Report, you may apply to NANB by clicking here.

    1. Pay applicable fees

    Once NANB has received your application you will receive an invoice to the email address provided in your application from NANB.

    *On your application, if you have stated YES to “Have you registered with the Province of New Brunswick IEN Navigation Services for Funding” your invoice and application will be delay until we receive confirmation of your funding from GNB IEN Navigation Services.

    4. Demonstrate Currency of Practice

    In the last 5 years, if you have:

    • Practiced a minimum of 1125 hours as an RN you must provide evidence of such through the submission of a Currency of Practice Affidavit. If you have graduated from a registered nurse education program within the past 5 years your currency of practice is met.
    • Fewer than 1125 hours as an RN, you may still apply and must provide a submission of a Currency of Practice Affidavit confirming the hours practiced. You will be required to complete the NANB Adaptation Plus Program.

    Candidates who have not practiced in the last 5 years or more will be required to complete a competency assessment through Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS) or complete the IEN Bridging (NB CRIB) Program.

    5. Complete Mandatory Courses

    You must complete 4 courses: Professional Nursing in Canada, Professional Communication, Medication Administration, and Health Assessment.

    Depending on your language of choice you will be referred to the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC), or the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB).

    Note: NANB will refer you to complete these courses as part of your application, you do not need to contact NBCC or CCNB until instructed to do so.

    6.Temporary Registration Permit (TRP) & Complete NANB’s Adaptation Plus Program

    NANB will issue a Temporary Registration Permit (TRP) with the condition that you complete the NANB Adaptation Plus Program. The TRP will be issued for one year (in two 6-month increments) and during this time you must complete the NANB Adaptation Plus Program.

    1. Demonstrated success on the entry-to-practice exam (NCLEX-RN).

     

  • Zone 5: Candidates educated in all other countries

    Candidates who completed their nursing education in any country other than the USA, New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Hong Kong, Belgium, United Arab Emirates, India, Philippines, Morocco, Lebanon, or Switzerland must:

    1. Apply to the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS)

    Submit documents and credentials to the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) for verification and assessment. Once complete, the candidate will receive their NNAS advisory report within 24 hours unless further validation is necessary.

    1. Complete the NANB application

    Once you have received your NNAS Advisory Report, you may apply to NANB by clicking here.

    1. Pay applicable fees

    Once NANB has received your application you will receive an invoice to the email address provided in your application from NANB.

    *On your application, if you have stated YES to “Have you registered with the Province of New Brunswick IEN Navigation Services for Funding” your invoice and application will be delay until we receive confirmation of your funding from GNB IEN Navigation Services.

    1. Meet NANB language Proficiency requirements by:
      1. Achieving benchmark scores on an approved language proficiency test (NANB approved language tests);
      2. Holding current registration in another Canadian jurisdiction;
      3. Completing a nursing program in either English or French; or
      4. Providing other evidence of language proficiency for review.
    1. Demonstrate Currency of Practice

    In the last 5 years, if you have:

    • Practiced a minimum of 1125 hours as an RN you must provide evidence of such through the submission of a Currency of Practice Affidavit. If you have graduated from a registered nurse education program within the past 5 years your currency of practice is met.
    • Fewer than 1125 hours as an RN, you may still apply and must provide a submission of a Currency of Practice Affidavit confirming the hours practiced. You will be required to complete the NANB Adaptation Program.

    Candidates who have not practiced in the last 5 years or more will be required to complete a competency assessment through Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS) or complete the IEN Bridging (NB CRIB) Program.

    1. Complete a competency assessment or Mandatory Courses

    If the above requirements are satisfied, NANB will refer you to the Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS) to complete a competence assessment. You must complete any courses that NANB deems necessary to bridge the gaps between your competencies and the competencies of a Canadian educated Registered Nurse, identified by your competency assessment.

    Note: NANB will refer you to complete these courses as part of your application, you do not need to contact NBCC or CCNB until instructed to do so.

    7. Demonstrated success on the entry-to-practice exam (NCLEX-RN).

     

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