It is mandated by the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program that registration is must for health professionals, such as nurses who want to practice as registered nurses in the province of British Columbia. However, the educational preparations of the nominee applicants determines as to which regulatory body in British Columbia they would require to register with. Let us have a look at the province’s regulatory bodies responsible for the registration and which health professionals are required to register to which body:
- Generalist registered nurses need to be enlisted with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia.
- Generalist prepared registered nurses who hold a post basic certificate in psychiatry have two options- they can either be enlisted with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia.
- Registered Psychiatric or Mental Health Nurses are required to get enlisted with the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia.
Registration requirements for Registered Nurse include:
- The nominee applicants must have been completed a recognized nursing program, which should be equivalent to a recognized basic nursing program in British Columbia.
- Practice competency based on graduation from a recognized nursing program within up to 5 years. Besides, a successful attempt of the Canadian Nurses Registration Examination is also required.
- Apart from a clean criminal, as well as character background, applicants should not have any suspended/cancelled nursing registration claim. Besides, there should not be any sort of falsification on the registration application.
- Physical fitness and English language proficiency are also required.
For more information, contact an Immigration and Visa consultant!