In May 2022, three initiatives will launch to reduce the time, effort and cost for internationally educated applicants to register as a nurse in British Columbia. More information will be available in the coming weeks, and IENs who are already in the BCCNM application process will be contacted directly about their options.
If you completed your nursing education in a country other than Canada and would like to hold nursing registration in British Columbia, you must apply as an internationally educated nurse (IEN). Before applying for registration with BCCNM, you must first apply to theNational Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS).
When we assess your application for registration, we consider the following: