NNAS exists so that:
Nursing Regulatory Bodies have a harmonized regulatory approach to licensure in Canada of internationally educated nurses at a cost that demonstrates wise stewardship.
- Nursing Regulatory bodies have access to a shared single initial assessment for IENs that is consistent, fair, defensible, transparent, timely and affordable:
- There are favourable conditions for increasing standardization and consistency for remedial education.
- IENs have the necessary information and supports to make informed decisions on their licensure journey.
- Provincial Nursing Regulatory Bodies have a national platform for ongoing collaboration of common issues and interest related to harmonization:
- There is a repository of nursing licensure data in Canada that supports good regulatory practice and health human resource planning (decision-making, planning, policy development, etc).