Canadian Applicant

This section applies to you if you have ever been registered/licensed to practice in another Canadian jurisdiction (province/territory).

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Overview of Registration Process

  1. Review the Requirements for Registration for Canadian Applicants
  2. Complete the Application for Registration/Provisional Registration including application fee ($189.75 includes HST). Application fee will not be refunded once the fee has been processed by CRNNL.
  3. Request a Verification of Registration(s) from all jurisdictions where you are currently registered/licensed be sent directly to CRNNL.
  4. Request a Statement Current/Most Recent Employer(s) for all RN employers within last five years. Statement must be sent directly to CRNNL by the employer(s).
  5. Submit a Certificate of Conduct.
  6. Allow two to four weeks to process your application. All required documents and forms must be received before an application is reviewed.
  7. CRNNL will notify you by email that your application for registration has been approved.
  8. To obtain a license to practice nursing in NL you must apply for initial licensure or membership through MyCRNNL before commencing employment, which includes orientation.

Canadian Applicants who practice without a valid practicing license will be subject to an Unauthorized Practice Fee in accordance with CRNNL Bylaw Article III, section 4(A) ($100/shift worked with no maximum) and discipline in accordance with section 21 of the RN Act where the period of practice exceeds 3 shifts from and including the 1st shift.

Nursing in Newfoundland and Labrador is governed by the Registered Nurses Act (2008), Registered Nurses Regulations (2013) and By-Laws.

Registered Nurses in Newfoundland and Labrador must adhere to the Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners; and Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics.  In addition, all RNs wishing to renew a practicing license with CRNNL must complete all components of the CRNNL Continuing Competency Program CCP.

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