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  • News NANB Launches Expedited Service for Applicants to New Brunswick

    NANB Launches Expedited Service for Applicants to New Brunswick

    NNAS is pleased to offer a new simplified and faster credentialing service for applicants to the Nurses Association of New Brunswick (NANB).  The Expedited Service is based on a streamlined set of requirements.  With this new service, NNAS advisory reports will now be issued to NANB within 24 hours of all documents being received (unless further investigation is required).


    All applicants currently identifying NANB as a recipient of their Advisory Report will automatically be transferred to the Expedited Service. No action on the part of applicants with an open application is required.  NNAS will be contacting applicants who have identified NANB as a recipient of their Advisory Report with more information.


    The transition to the new service will take place over the next few weeks.  Initially, the introduction of this simplified service may result in a higher than usual volume of applications being released to NANB.  We ask for your cooperation and patience as the regulator adjusts to the new service.


    NNAS is pleased to work in partnership with NANB on this new, faster service.  We look forward to working with other regulators in the near future.


    NNAS recognizes the valuable education and skills IENs bring. This new streamlined process will remove barriers for IENs to apply their skills in New Brunswick, while also protecting the safety of our health care system.




    Who will this new, faster service apply to?

    It will apply to all current and new NNAS applicants identifying NANB in their application.  This will happen automatically, and you do not need to take any further action.


    I am a current applicant and have applied to NANB.  What do I do?

    You do not need to do anything.  Your application will automatically be transferred to the new service.  You will be receiving a communication this week with more details.


    What are the requirements?

    NNAS’s faster service is possible because we have reduced the requirements and documentation applicants must submit.  For example, applicants will no longer submit their curriculum or undergo an individual curricular assessment.   More detailed information will posted on our website and communicated to applicants shortly.


    Your report will be issued to NANB within 1 day of all documents being received.


    Will I need to submit my curriculum to NNAS for an application to NANB?

    No.  You will not be required to submit curriculum for an application to NANB and NNAS will not conduct a curricular assessment.


    Do I need to mail in my identification documents, or can I submit them electronically?

    You can now upload your identification documents directly into NNAS’s portal.  This should save time and money.


    Will this service be available for other provinces or regulators?

    We anticipate that the service will be available in the near future for regulatory bodies wishing to participate.  Future announcements will be posted on NNAS’s website.  We will also communicate directly with applicants who have selected any participating regulators as part of their application.


    Where can I find more information?

    You will be able to find more information in the Expedited Service Applicant Handbook which will be available online in the near future. You can also check for updates on NNAS’s website at


    Where do I go if I have questions?

    You can contact Applicant Support at or call toll free (in Canada and United States) 855-977-1898 Monday to Friday from 8:00 am ET to 4:00 pm ET.


    Who can I contact if I have contacted Applicant Support but I am still facing barriers?

    You can contact the Applicant Navigator Team at NNAS at  The Applicant Navigator Team is there to assist applicants who have contacted Applicant Support but find they are still facing challenges to completing the process.

  • News Celebrating National Nursing Week 2023

    Celebrating National Nursing Week 2023

    In recent years, we’ve seen mounting pressures on our healthcare system and growing demands and challenges for healthcare professionals. In the face of this, nurses have stood by Canadians and continued to provide the care that we all rely on.


    A key part of the nursing community in Canada are Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs). IENs put their knowledge, skill and experience into practice here every day.  IENs play an important role in Canada’s health care system.  We thank those IENs who have chosen or who are considering choosing Canada to pursue their careers in nursing.


    At NNAS, we take our role seriously as being a first step for IENs in their journey to practice in Canada. We understand this path comes with challenges and that’s why we are taking steps to simplify and speed up the application process. As we continue to evolve as an organization, we want to play our part in removing barriers for IENs and helping make the process as quick and smooth as possible.


    The theme of this year’s National Nursing Week is, “Our Nurses. Our Future.” At NNAS, we are committed to working in partnership with our regulatory body members and all those involved in the health system to effect positive change. We want to take this time to celebrate the commitment of all nurses to delivering exceptional care.



    Gayle Waxman

    Executive Director

    National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS)