NNAS has extended the expiry date for all applications to June 30, 2021. NNAS is experiencing some delays in the mailroom, it may take up to two weeks for the applicant portal to acknowledge receipt of documents. Thank you for your patience. For information on the NANB language requirements and COVID-19 Updates, check the News & Events section.



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Past News & Events

Current News/Events
  • Past Event Event

    2020 NNAS Annual General Meeting Notice

    2020 Annual General Meeting Notice

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET

    This meeting will be held via video-conference.

    Registration is required.

    To register click here


  • News News

    IMPORTANT — New BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM)

    As of Sept. 1, 2020, the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) and the College o​f Midwives of BC (CMBC) amalgamated to become the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). The new BCCNM website is under construction and will be launched in late Fall 2020. In the interim, visitors can still retrieve information about nursing regulation from the BCCNP website or midwifery regulation from the CMBC website. Although the content on both websites may refer to BCCNP or CMBC respectively, it is the most current information on nursing and midwifery regulation. We appreciate your patience while we work towards launching the new BCCNM website and updating all our documents to reflect our new BCCNM name and brand.​​

  • News

    NNAS User (Applicants) Experience Study

    NNAS has engaged a user research company named FoxGroove to interview applicants who have recently applied to NNAS about their experience with our service. If you are an applicant, you may have received an email from Gayle Waxman, NNAS Executive Director inviting you to participate in a research study.  The email will explain the study in detail and provide applicants with instructions that explains how to participate.   Of course, participation in the study is completely voluntary.

    By participating, applicants will help us to improve NNAS’ web page, the application portal, and the overall experience for our applicants. The interviews are confidential.  Participation in the study will not impact participants’ NNAS Advisory Report or review in any way.   If you wish to participate, the email contains a link that will take you to a sign-up form. We value our applicant’s opinion and encourage applicants to consider participating.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

  • Past Event Event

    NNAS’ 2019 Annual General Meeting Notice

    2019 Annual General Meeting Notice

    Monday, September 16, 2019

    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm ET

    This meeting will be held via teleconference.

    To participate by computer click here


    To participate by phone:

    Canadian toll-free: 1-866-952-7297

    Access Code: 249-384-859

    To Register click here

    Webinar ID: 891-323-115

  • News News

    News update for applicants from Cameroon

    Effective immediately, NNAS is accepting applications from Cameroon. However, we are unable to predict the timelines for processing applications from Cameroon and anticipate that delays will continue. Please note that we will be waiving the reactivation fee for all applications that were active at the time the suspension of applications from Cameroon came into effect (July 2018). Applicants with questions about their application should contact the NNAS support team at support@nnas.ca or toll free on (855) 977-1898.

  • News News

    New Vision for Assessment Service of Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs)

    News release/announcement
    New Vision for Assessment Service of Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs)

    June 14, 2019 – The National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) launched its 2019-2021 Strategic Plan, following a 12-month engagement process. Readying itself for the next phase of its development, the Nursing Assessment Service organization’s strategic plan redefined its mission and vision, while maintaining its commitment to protecting the public and the safety of the health care system.

    The NNAS mission is to start Internationally Educated Nurses (IEN) on their journey to nursing practice in Canada with the vision be recognized around the world as the gold standard for assessing nurses.

    “I am pleased to introduce the NNAS Strategic Plan for 2019-2021. It marks an important new phase of development and operation of the NNAS as we re-commit ourselves to serving IENs, regulatory bodies, governments and other stakeholders”, stated Lynn Power, NNAS Board Chair. “We re-commit ourselves to support a diverse and safe nursing workforce in Canada”, she went on to say.

    “This is an exciting time for NNAS, I feel fortunate to be joining NNAS as we launch our focused and forward-thinking strategic plan”, added Gayle Waxman, Executive Director, NNAS. “I am looking forward to working with the board and our stakeholder to operationalize the plan and help NNAS reach its full potential,” she concluded.

    The 2019-2021 Strategic Plan focuses on four key priority areas of action:

    1.     Improving the effectiveness of NNAS nursing assessment process

    2.     Strengthening NNAS organizational capacity

    3.     Transforming the organization

    4    Strengthening its relationships with key stakeholders (IENs, regulatory bodies, governments,  immigration stakeholders)

    Since 2014, the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) has provided a single process for internationally educated nurses (IENs) to be assessed for Canadian nursing registration in the three nursing professions: Registered Nurses (RN), Licenced Practical Nurses (LPN) and Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN).


    Contact: Gayle Waxman, Executive Director, NNAS

    Phone: (647) 957-7521

  • News News

    Employment Opportunity: Senior Policy and Research Analyst

    Senior Policy and Research Analyst

    The National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) was formed in 2012 by the Federal government, Nursing Regulatory Bodies and some provinces to provide a pan-Canadian approach to assessing the credentials and evaluating the education of Internationally Educated Nurses.   We began assessing applications in 2015.  NNAS is currently seeking a highly skilled Senior Policy and Research Analyst with 3 – 5 years’ experience to assist the organization as it transitions to its next stage of development.

    Reporting to the Executive Director, the Senior Policy and Research Analyst will research and analyze trends impacting NNAS, prepare reports on selected topics and develop policies at the governance and operational levels.  With expertise in health human resource planning, immigration policy, professional self-regulation, and/or credential assessment, this position requires a good understanding of the issues impacting the nursing profession and a sensitivity to the newcomer experience.

    Overall Accountabilities:

    • Researches, prepares and drafts governance and operational policies
    • Assists in the development and monitoring of key performance measures to measure organizational performance, including the performance of key contractors
    • Analyzes trends, using primary and secondary source data and prepares reports on a wide range of topics to support operational and strategic goals
    • Builds and maintains strong partnerships with selected key stakeholders
    • Develops and assesses needs, evaluates programs using a variety of methodologies
    • Conducts environmental scans to identify trends impacting NNAS, including immigration policy and trends, health human resource policy and trends, trends in nursing including migration of nurses
    • Supports committees, working groups, task forces and Board Committees
    • Liaison with a wide range of groups and organizations


    • Graduate degree in social sciences, public administration, nursing administration or a related discipline with excellent qualitative and quantitative research skills, along with 3-5 years professional experience
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with well-developed presentation skills
    • Excellent project management skills
    • Self-managing and highly motivated
    •  Proven ability to work with a high degree of independence in a virtual office environment
    • Team player with strong experience leading and contributing to teams
    • Experienced at developing and managing relationships with key stakeholders
    • Ability to communicate in both official languages considered an asset

    Conditions of Employment

    •  Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
    • Must be willing and able to work overtime including evenings and weekends when required
    • Must be able to travel
    • Must be able to provide home office and work in a virtual workplace environment
    For more information or a complete job description click ‘read more‘ below.
    Read More about Employment Opportunity: Senior Policy and Research Analyst
  • News News

    Celebrating National Nursing Week 2019

    Happy National Nursing Week 2019 (May 6 – May 12)

    From us all at the National Nursing Assessment Service.