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June 22, 2024

If you are an internationally Educated Nurse looking to practice as a registered nurse in Canada, navigating the registration process can seem daunting. This guide simplifies each step, focusing initially on the RN stream (minimum BSc Nursing Degree). Here’s what you need to know:

Step 1: Apply for Credential Evaluation through NNAS

The first step in your journey is to apply for credential evaluation through the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS). This critical step involves:

Submitting your educational credentials, professional licensure information, proof of identity, and employment documents.
These documents are evaluated to see how your training and experience align with Canadian standards.

Step 2: Receive Your Advisory Report

After reviewing your application, NNAS will prepare an Advisory Report, which is then sent to the nursing regulatory body in the province or territory where you wish to practice. This report provides a detailed comparison of your qualifications against Canadian nursing standards.

Step 3: Meet Provincial Language and Additional Requirements

Once the nursing regulatory body receives your Advisory Report, you’ll need to meet any additional provincial requirements. Here’s where the language proficiency comes in, specifically for the provinces of Nova Scotia and Manitoba which accept the Occupational English Test (OET):

Step 4: Complete a Competency Assessment Depending on the regulatory body’s assessment of your credentials and the Advisory Report, you may be required to complete further competency assessments. For RNs, this typically

involves passing the Next Generation NCLEX-RN exam, which evaluates your readiness to practice nursing safely and effectively in Canada.

Step 5: Apply for Registration and Licensing

After successfully passing the NCLEX-RN and meeting all other requirements, you can apply for registration and licensing with the provincial or territorial nursing regulatory body. Approval of this application grants you eligibility to practice as an RN in Canada.

Maintaining Your Registration

Remember, obtaining your license is not the final step. Maintaining registration requires ongoing professional development and adherence to the standards of practice and ethical guidelines.

Achieve Your Canadian Nursing Dream with Khaira Education – Your One-Stop Solution

At Khaira Education, we understand the complexities and challenges faced by Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) aiming to establish their nursing careers in Canada. That’s why we offer an end-to-end solution that guides you from the very first step of the process to achieving your goal of working as a registered nurse in Canada.

Comprehensive Support from OET to NCLEX to Registration

Our services are designed to provide you with a seamless transition through each stage of the registration process:

1. OET Preparation: Start your journey with our expertly crafted OET preparation courses. Our curriculum is tailored to meet the specific requirements of the provinces that accept OET scores, ensuring you are well-prepared to achieve the grades needed.

2. NCLEX-RN Preparation: After you meet the language requirements, our NCLEX-RN preparation courses will help you tackle the next big hurdle. Our experienced instructors use up-to-date materials for the Next Generation NCLEX-RN exam and simulations of the actual exam to ensure you have the best preparation possible.

3. Navigating the Registration Process: We don’t just prepare you for exams. Khaira Education assists you through the entire registration process with the NNAS and provincial nursing bodies. From submitting your initial application to receiving your advisory report, we’re with you every step of the way.

Immigration Guidance with Licensed Experts

Understanding that the journey doesn’t end with obtaining your nursing license, Khaira Education partners with a licensed Canadian immigration lawyer, a member of the ICCRC (Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council), to provide you with accurate and trustworthy immigration advice. Whether it’s applying for a work permit, permanent residency, or navigating other immigration pathways, our expert partners are equipped to handle all your needs.

Why Choose Khaira Education?

Expert Guidance: With years of experience and a track record of success, our instructors and partners are industry leaders.

Personalized Support: We offer personalized coaching and support to address your individual needs and challenges

Comprehensive Resources: From study materials to practice exams and legal advice, you have access to comprehensive resources that enhance your learning and application process.

Ethical and Reliable: Our commitment to honesty and integrity means you get the most reliable guidance and support.

Your Dream, Our Mission

At Khaira Education, your dream of becoming a nurse in Canada is our mission. We provide you with not just education but a pathway to a new life in Canada. With Khaira Education, you are not just preparing for a test; you are preparing for your future.

We invite you to join the many who have successfully navigated this path with us and now enjoy rewarding careers in Canada. Contact us today to start your journey, and let us help you turn your dreams into reality.

June 4, 2024

The 2024 revised nursing registration process in New Zealand provides a fantastic opportunity for Indian nurses to carve out a successful career in a country known for its high demand in the healthcare sector. Nursing roles are listed as Tier 1 on the Green List in New Zealand, highlighting the critical need for Internationally Qualified Nurses and the substantial benefits offered to them. Once registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand, Indian nurses can begin their careers, apply for a Work Visa, or opt for a Straight to Residence Visa, allowing them to live and work indefinitely in New Zealand.

For Indian Nurses in 2024, the nursing registration process in New Zealand has been streamlined and expedited. It now takes approximately 6 to 9 months for internationally trained nurses to secure registration along with a straight to residence (permanent residence) visa.

New Zealand Registration Process for Nurses in 2024

In New Zealand, the process of nursing registration involves five critical steps. This multi-stage process encompasses document verification, background checks, knowledge assessments, and clinical skills testing.
CGFNS Document Verification

Before applying for registration, ensure your qualifications and credentials are verified through the (Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools) CGFNS. The essential documents required for this verification include:

  • Credentials that meet NCNZ’s standards
  • Proof of Current Nursing Registration
  • Evidence of English Language Proficiency through IELTS or OET
  • Identity documents
  • Work Experience documents

    Credential Verification by CGFNS involves:
  • Paying a $300 USD fee for the application.
  • Uploading all necessary documents for verification.
  • Authorizing the report to be sent to the Nursing Council within 30 days of its completion.

    The next step is applying to the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) 

    Following the approval from CGFNS, you need to apply to the NCNZ within 30 days upon receiving an email invitation. An application and processing fee of NZ$485 is required. The NCNZ will evaluate your application based on the seven registration standards.

  • The next step is to complete two free online coursesto understand culturally safe nursing practices within New Zealand. These courses should be completed promptly to prevent any delays in registration. The courses, accessible from anywhere, include:
  • NgāPaerewaTeTiriti Module 1
  • Foundations in Cultural Competence

    After completing these two online courses, their certificates must be uploaded to the IQN portal on NCNZ website. Applicants must also undergo an International Criminal History Check (ICHC) facilitated by Fit2work, ensuring all candidates meet the ethical standards required for practice.

    Competence to Practice

    The subsequent step involves a competence assessment through two tests, IQN theory examination and OSCE.

    Theoretical Exam
  • In this step, candidates are required to take an online theoretical exam, hosted globally at Pearson VUE-accredited centers. The exam consists of two parts:
  • Part A, focusing on Medication Safety
  • Part B, assessing Nursing Knowledge

    Candidates must pass both parts to move forward, though they have the opportunity to retake any part they fail by paying an additional fee.

    OSCE Exam

    The final step is the Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE). Prior to the examination, candidates attend a two-day event that includes both OSCE orientation and preparation in Christchurch, New Zealand. This exam must also be taken in-person in New Zealand, and candidates need a New Zealand Visitor Visa to attend. Should a candidate fail the OSCE, they may retake it.

  • Cost of Nursing Registration in New Zealand for Indian Nurses in 2024
  • The nursing registration process requires various fees at different stages:
  • CGFNS verification: USD 300 (approx. 25,190 INR)
  • Nursing Council application and processing: NZ$485 (approx. 24,984 INR)
  • International Criminal History Check: NZ$169 (approx. 8,706 INR)
  • Theoretical Exam: NZ$140 (approx. 7,212 INR)
  • Re-sit fees for Medication Safety: NZ$32 (approx. 1,648 INR)
  • Re-sit fees for Nursing Knowledge: NZ$108 (approx. 5,563 INR)
  • OSCE Orientation and Preparation: NZ$500 (approx. 25,756 INR)
  • OSCE Clinical Examination: NZ$3,000 (approx. 154,537 INR)
  • OSCE Clinical Examination Re-sit: NZ$3,000 (approx. 154,537 INR)

    How long does it take to register as a nurse in New Zealand?

    Typically, the registration process takes between 5 to 7 months. Prompt submission of all required documents and passing exams on the first attempt can expedite this process.

    Why Choose Khaira Education for OET, IQN theory, and OSCE Exam Prep?

    OET Exam Prep Online: Our online OET preparation courses are perfect for busy professionals. With flexible schedules, you can access high-quality materials, practice tests, and live classes from the comfort of your home. Our expert trainers provide personalized feedback and support to ensure you are well-prepared for every section of the OET exam.

    OET Free Preparation: We understand the financial constraints many candidates face, which is why we offer free OET preparation resources on our YouTube page and website. These resources include sample tests, video lectures, study guides, and tips to help you master the exam content without breaking the bank.

    Comprehensive OET Practice Tests: Regular practice is key to success. Our extensive library of OET practice tests simulates real exam conditions, helping you build confidence and identify areas for improvement. Each practice test is followed by detailed feedback to enhance your performance.

    Affordable OET Exam Fees: We provide up-to-date information on OET exam fees, helping you plan your budget effectively. Additionally, our affordable course fees ensure that high-quality OET preparation is accessible to everyone.

    Flexible OET Free Classes: For those seeking additional support, we offer free OET classes that cover essential exam strategies and techniques. These classes are conducted by experienced trainers who are committed to helping you achieve your best score.

    Effective OET Study Plans: A well-structured study plan is crucial for OET success. Our expert team at Khaira Education will help you create a personalized study plan that fits your schedule and targets your specific needs, ensuring comprehensive coverage of all exam areas.

    Up-to-Date OET Exam Dates: Stay informed with the latest OET exam dates to plan your preparation timeline effectively. We provide regular updates on exam schedules, so you never miss an important date.

    Expert Guidance and Support: Our trainers are seasoned professionals with extensive experience in OET preparation. They offer valuable insights and strategies to tackle each section of the exam, including speaking, writing, listening, and reading. With their guidance, you can approach your exam with confidence.

    Our Commitment to Your Success

    Khaira Education is officially accredited by the OET Center as an authorized training partner and listed on the official OET website. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our students’ success stories, with many achieving high scores and advancing their healthcare careers, proudly displayed on our Instagram page.

    Join Our Global Community: With students from over 16 countries and offline centers in New Delhi, Mohali, and Amritsar, Khaira Education is a global leader in OET preparation. Our diverse and inclusive learning environment ensures that every student feels supported and motivated to achieve their goals.

    Customized Learning Experience: We recognize that every student is unique. Our personalized approach to OET preparation ensures that you receive the support and resources tailored to your individual needs, helping you maximize your potential.

    Join us and take the first step towards a brighter future in healthcare.