Application Assessment

NANB will complete an assessment of your eligibility to become a registered nurse (RN) in New Brunswick once your NNAS Advisory Report and NANB Application formand any additional required documentation have been received. You can check whether or not NANB has received the required documents by using the NANB Application Status tool.

Your application will be assessed to determine if your education and experience has provided you with the competencies (knowledge, skill and judgement) expected of a registered nurse practising in New Brunswick. Should you have the required competencies, you will then become eligible to write and pass the registered nurse examination and become a registered nurse in New Brunswick.

Should the assessment of your application identify competency gaps, you will be required to undergo a competency based assessment. This assessment will provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your professional knowledge, skill and judgement and will help determine if any additional education is required to be eligible for registration to practise in New Brunswick. You may be asked to have an assessment in any or all of the following areas:

  • General Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Maternal Newborn Health
  • Child Health
  • Mental Health/ Psychiatric Nursing

Once your competency based assessment is complete, you will receive a letter from NANB informing you whether or not you are eligible to write the registered nurse examination or if there are other requirements you need to complete to be eligible for registration.