Changes are coming to the application process for international educated nurses.
Effective August 12, 2014, in order to apply to be a nurse in Canada (except Quebec and Territories), all international educated nurse applicants will require their documents and credentials to be submitted to and verified by the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS).
Once all your documents are received and an assessment of your international credentials is complete, you will be notified by the NNAS and may then apply to College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) to complete your assessment for eligibility to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Alberta.
What will this change mean for the international educated nurse applicant?
A single window online process to begin the application process to any province in Canada (except Quebec and Territories).
- Ability to complete your application online and to pay for your initial assessment online
- One central location to send your documents
- A centralized credential assessment process
- Access to a 1-800 customer care telephone number with service in English or French
- Ability to track the status of your application online through the NNAS website
What if I have already submitted an application to CLPNA?
If you have already submitted your paid application to CLPNA, your application will be assessed under our current process. This will apply to all applications received until the new National Nursing Assessment Service application process is activated on August 12, 2014.
More details will be posted on our website in the coming months.
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(Release provided by the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS).)