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