Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and personal support workers are in high demand in New Brunswick, with employment opportunities in either official language (English or French). It is a priority of the Province of New Brunswick to attract, support and retain these valuable health-care professionals. The Province is also working closely with a variety of employers in New Brunswick to fill job vacancies in nursing.
The IEN Navigation Service
The process for an internationally educated nurse (IEN) to become licensed to practice as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or a registered nurse (RN) in New Brunswick can take between 12 and 24 months.
New Brunswick’s IEN Navigation service provides customized, client-centred service to IENs at no cost to the candidate. The service assists candidates with key barriers they might experience during the process to licensure, offering guidance surrounding:
- The National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS);
- Provincial entry-to-practice competency assessments;
- Bridging programs available in the province; and
- Provincial regulatory bodies.
Internationally educated nurses can connect with the IEN Navigation Service by completing this short form.