Provisional registration may be granted to eligible applicants who want to work while meeting their outstanding registration requirements, such as passing the OSCE. If you are granted provisional registration you will be assigned specific conditions you must meet to be eligible for practising registration. When these conditions are met, your provisional registration is automatically converted to practising registration.
If you wish to be considered for provisional registration, please complete form 8.1A in your
application package for initial nurse practitioner registration.
Individuals with nurse practitioner (provisional) registration may call themselves a “nurse practitioner" (provisional) or "NP" (provisional).
Nurse practitioners (provisional or practising) are also authorized to continue using the title “registered nurse” or “RN”.
regularly reviewing the nurse practitioner’s (provisional) assessments of clients’ health, differential diagnoses and/or diagnosis,
regularly reviewing/discussing recommendations and treatments/interventions made or to be made by the nurse practitioner (provisional), and
signing all prescriptions and diagnostic tests.
The monitoring physician/nurse practitioner should be on site and/or readily available so that the nurse practitioner (provisional) can consult and or collaborate as needed depending on either the learning needs of the nurse practitioner (provisional) or the needs of the client, which may be beyond the competence of the nurse practitioner (provisional).