If you graduated from a nursing program in British Columbia, you must apply for BCCNP RN registration and apply to write the national nursing exam.
If you are a registered nurse with current or previous registration in another Canadian jurisdiction, or you recently graduated from a Canadian RN nursing program, you are eligible to apply for RN registration in British Columbia.
Internationally educated nurses who have never been registered in Canada may be eligible for registration to practise as an RN in B.C. To start a BCCNP application, you must first apply to the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS). After you complete the NNAS process, BCCNP may require you to undergo a competency assessment.
Please note: If you are a Canadian resident or citizen who completed your nursing program internationally you will need to apply as an Internationally Educated Nurse.
Please have all the necessary documents and information on hand before beginning the registration process.
Complex applications take longer to review and process.
All applicants—including B.C. graduates—who apply for initial RN registration must complete the jurisprudence learning module. Learn more»