In order to practise as a registered nurse (RN) in New Brunswick, you must be registered with the Nurses Association of New Brunswick (NANB). It is illegal to practise as a registered nurse without a valid NANB registration.
In New Brunswick, registered nurse education programs are at the post-secondary (university) level after 12 years of elementary and secondary schooling. Registered nurse education includes theory and clinical instruction in medical, surgical, obstetrical (maternal/newborn), pediatrics (child health), psychiatric (mental health) as well as gerontology and community health nursing.
To be eligible to apply for registration with NANB, you must:
Please do not apply to NANB until you have completed the application process with the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) and have received the NNAS Advisory Report.
This table indicates some of the costs related to becoming registered in New Brunswick.
|NANB Application processing fee (non-refundable)||$460.00||Due with NANB application|
|NANB Registration fee||Fee Schedule||Due when eligible for registration.|
*Canadian dollars tax included
Other related costs may include:
There are two parts to the application process to become a registered nurse (RN) in New Brunswick. First you must apply to the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) and once you have received the NNAS Advisory Report, you can then apply to the Nurses Association of New Brunswick (NANB).
Internationally educated applicants who have never been registered to practise as a registered nurse (RN) in Canada, must submit documents and credentials to the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) for verification and assessment.
The NNAS will produce an Advisory Report based on the documentation submitted and an evaluation of the comparability of your nursing education to Canadian standards for entry to practice.
Once you have received your NNAS Advisory Report, you may apply to NANB to complete the assessment of eligibility for registration in New Brunswick. The NNAS Advisory Report is required by NANB and becomes a part of your application for registration in New Brunswick.
Once you have applied to the NNAS and have received the NNAS Advisory Report, you may then apply to NANB to complete the assessment of eligibility to become a registered nurse in New Brunswick.
Your application form must be completed by you as the applicant. You may not have another individual complete the form on your behalf.
Please contact NANB prior to requesting a Criminal Record Check to determine the appropriate time for submission.
Criminal record checks are valid for 6 months from the date of issue.