Language Proficiency Requirement Deferred to Regulatory Process for All NNAS Applicants
Effective October 14, 2022, NNAS will no longer collect language proficiency test scores as part of NNAS’s process. Instead, all applicants will submit proof of language proficiency directly to regulatory bodies as part the regulator’s review process. This change is part of NNAS’s initiative to streamline its processes.
This change will:
- Provide applicants with more time to meet the nursing regulator’s language proficiency requirement
- Align NNAS’s requirements across all NNAS Regulatory Body members
- Provide greater flexibility to nursing regulatory body members.
Applicants with questions about their application to NNAS should contact Applicant Support at email@example.com or by calling 1-855-977-1898, Monday to Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm ET. For additional information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions on the NNAS website at www.nnas.ca in the News and Events section.
Q. Why has NNAS removed the proof of language proficiency from its process?
A. NNAS removed the proof of language proficiency to streamline the NNAS requirements to all Regulatory Body members. Removing language proficiency will provide more time to applicants, and greater flexibility to Regulatory Body members to implement their own policies procedures.
Q. Does this change apply to all Nursing Regulatory Body members?
A. Yes. This change applies to all NNAS Regulatory Body members. Please check the website of the Regulatory Bodies to which you are applying to find out about their specific requirements.
Q. Does this mean I won’t have to have my language proficiency assessed?
A. No. You still need to have your language proficiency assessed and be required to meet the language proficiency requirement of the Regulatory Body member to which you are applying.
Q. Do I need to do anything in my NNAS application to defer the proof of language proficiency?
A. No. After October 15, 2022, NNAS will no longer be collecting proof of language proficiency test scores. Once you meet all the other NNAS requirements your application will proceed for review.
Q: I submitted successful proof of language proficiency test scores prior to October 15, 2022, will NNAS include that in my Advisory Report?
A: Yes. Any proof of language proficiency test score submitted to NNAS prior to October 15, 2022, will be included in your Advisory Report