The New Graduate Application is for new graduates who are waiting to write the NCLEX-RN exam and want to work before the examination date.
New graduates who have passed their NCLEX-RN exam can proceed to RN Initial Application.

Once the application and payment forms have been received, an account will be created for you.  You will receive notification of account creation.

Check your Applicant Portal on a regular basis to view what documents are required and/or outstanding

Upon application to RNANT/NU for registration, all applicants must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by meeting one of the following requirements:

  • Graduation from an approved Canadian nursing program where theory and clinical instruction was in English (on-line or distance education programs are not acceptable for evidence of fluency; or
  • Employer English proficiency reference showing evidence of safe practice and where the primary language, practice setting, and services are in an English-speaking and writing environment for the previous two years as a Registered Nurse in Canada – Form D Employer Confirmation of English Language Proficiency
  • Applicant met the English language proficiency test requirement at the time of registration with another Canadian jurisdiction and has continued to work in an English-speaking and writing environment since that time; or
  • Demonstration of English language competence through successful completion of one of the following tests of English within the last 2 years:

    Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN)
    International English Language System (IELTS) Academic Version.  The online version of IELTS is not accepted

Once an application has been approved, the applicant will be issued a temporary certificate that is valid for 90 days. This allows new graduates to write their NCLEX-RN exam during that time, while still being able to work.

Renew or Extend Temporary Certificate (process must be completed at least two weeks before your expiry date)

Questions? Please contact the Registration Coordinator

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