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B.C. graduates

The application process for graduates of a BCCNM-recognized nursing education program in British Columbia

 B.C. grad application process

As a new or future graduate of a B.C. school of nursing you are now ready to apply to be a registered​ nurse with the college. ​Here are the steps you need to take to complete your application.

  1. Prepare your documents. (Please see below "Documents you need before you apply" for more information).​​

  2. Sign into your BCCNM account (if you don't have a BCCNM account you can create one).

  3. Complete and submit your application for RN registration, including required documents, and the assessment fee.  (Please note: If you wish to apply for Provisional Registration, you will find this option when you are completing the RN application).

  4. Once we have received notice from your school that you have completed your program, you will receive an email from BCCNM directing you to pay for Provisional Registration, and an email from Pearson VUE inviting you to choose a date for the NCLEX-RN exam*

  5. Once you have passed the NCLEX-RN exam you will be eligible for RN practising status.

*If you did not apply for Provisional Registration, and/or you did not pay for the NCLEX-RN exam, please refer to the instructions sent to you in the email titled “Important Information” when you are ready to write the exam.​​

 Documents you need before you apply

To avoid delays or issues with processing your application, you must prepare the following documents before you start an online application:

  • Scanned copies of two identification documents (one must contain your photo)  e.g., passport, birth certificate, marriage certificate or B.C. driver’s license that prove your identity. These documents must be notarized by a notary public or lawyer and their signature and seal/stamp must be visible on the scanned images. If your name has changed, one of your documents should be a notarized identity document for your previous legal name(s).
    NOTE: Notarization of documents must be done in-person by a lawyer or notary public; BCCNM does not accept virtually notarized documents.

  • All documents must include your full name. We cannot accept documents that include initials as part of your name. 

  • If you have previously submitted identity documents to us (for example with an Employed Student Registration application) you are not required to submit again.

I'm ready to apply

The online application process takes 20-30 minutes.

Choose one option:

Create an on​line account


Sign in to your online a​ccount ​
(use this option if you have already started your online application)​

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Optional: Provisional registration

The application for RN practising status includes a question about applying for provisional registration. Provisional registration enables you to work as a nurse (with conditions) while you prepare to write the NCLEX and is required only if you plan to practice in BC before you write and pass the exam.

Read more about provisional registration