Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs)

The information in the Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) web pages is applicable if you were educated as a registered psychiatric nurse (RPN) outside of Canada and are currently or have ever been registered as a RPN with the regulatory body in the country where you completed your basic or entry-level RPN education.

RPN Application Process

Applying with the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS):

NNAS is a national online application service developed by Canadian nursing regulatory bodies and is the single point of entry for all nursing groups in Canada. NNAS is the mandatory first step for any international applicant Before applying to RPNAS, all internationally educated nurses must first apply through NNAS.

For more information about this first step in the application process, please visit

Applying in Saskatchewan

After your NNAS Advisory Report has been generated, you are welcome to submit an application for RPN registration directly to RPNAS. Email  and provide your legal name, NNAS ID Number and NNAS Application Number. We will advise you next steps in the process with RPNAS.

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