To ensure fairness and equitable treatment of all applicants, every application is assessed individually.
As a result, the time required to complete the assessment process can vary from one applicant to the next.
Once the College has informed you that we have received your completed application form, it is your responsibility to ensure the timely delivery of all documentation and information requested by the College.
Please note the College makes every effort to acknowledge all written correspondence from applicants within 10 business days. If the request is one that cannot be addressed within those 10 business days, then the College will acknowledge receipt of the request and provide information about next steps.
The Assessment/Registration Process
Applicant applies to the College and submits payment. If applicable, the College receives application and report from National Nursing Assessment Service. Then the College reviews and acknowledges receipt of application, and informs applicants of next steps.
Up to 20 business days
|Candidate completes all outstanding registration requirements.||Varies; depends on requirements, availability of information, timing of registration examination, etc.|
College confirms candidate has met all requirements; sends initial registration form
|College receives completed initial registration form and fees; candidate is registered to practise in Ontario||Up to 15 business days from the moment the College receives completed form and registration fees|
Factors that may delay an internationally educated applicant’s registration include:
- graduation from a nursing or practical nursing program that doesn’t meet entry-to-practice competencies
- lack of evidence the applicant has practised nursing or graduated from a nursing program within the past three years
- lack of evidence the candidate demonstrates language proficiency in either English or French
- submission of official documents in languages other than English or French. For more information, see Translation of Documents
- unsuccessful completion of the national registration exam
- a statement on the Declaration of Registration Requirements that results in the candidate being referred to the Executive Director or Registration Committee for review
- failure to produce other documents requested by the College in a timely manner.