New Graduate


New graduates who have passed their NCLEX-RN exam can proceed to RN Initial Application.

The Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) have come together to help create a network of information and social connection for future and newly graduated licensed practical nurses, registered practical nurses, registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses transitioning into professional practice roles for the first time. Resources for new graduates:  Click here

If you are a new graduate who is waiting to write the NCLEX-RN exam and want to work before the exam, complete the application below.

Please note: For an applicant who has recently graduated from an approved basic nursing education program in Canada, proof they have applied to write the entry-to-practice examination for their jurisdiction and are waiting to write that examination or are awaiting examination results.

A $65.63 processing fee is charged to your credit card during the online process. 

Once a temporary application is approved by the Registration Committee, the applicant is contacted by email.

To apply for a Temporary Certificate as a new graduate with the RNANT/NU, the following items are required:

  1. Temporary Certificate Payment Authorization
  2. Temporary Certificate Application Form
  3. Identification – A copy of valid government (federal or territorial) issued photo ID. The ID must be in colour and include a photo, signature, and expiry date. (Fax is not accepted for Photo ID’s)
  4. Transcript Request Form
  5. Recommendation form from your school of nursing (a requirement for new graduates).
  6. References:
    Character Reference: One Form C- Instructor Reference Form is required and submitted directly to RNANT/NU.
  7. Information Sharing Consent Form (this form is used to grant permission to give updates on an applicant’s registration status to their NT and/or NU employer)

Are You Looking to Renew or Extend Your Temporary Certificate?

If you are looking to renew/extend a Temporary Certificate you must complete this process at least two weeks before your expiry date.

  1. Temporary Certificate Renewal Application
  2. Temporary Certificate Payment Authorization

If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please contact the Registration Coordinator.

Click here for the fees applicable to 2022

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