Requirements for Registration
Registration and current licensure as a registered nurse is mandatory in order to practice as a registered nurse in Prince Edward Island.
To request a registration package or find out more about registration and licensing procedures, please contact ARNPEI either by phone or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To obtain a license to practice in PEI, new graduates from UPEI are required to:
1) write and pass the National Licensure Examination (NCLEX) - the national registered nursing exam;
2) submit a completed Application for License Form (those who pass the NCLEX automatically receive an application with their exam results).
3) submit the required licensing fee to ARNPEI (Note: Applications received will not be processed until ARNPEI receives the licensing fee).
Out of Province Applicants
Previously Licensed in PEI
The registration of nurses is governed by provincial legislation. Nurses who were previously licensed in PEI and wishing to re-establish their license, are required to obtain a registration package from ARNPEI and:
1) complete Part III of the Instructions for Applying for Registration;
2) request the last employing agency(s) to confirm in writing the amount of time you worked on theStatement from Most Current/Most Recent Employer Form. (Note: You must have worked a minimum of 1125 hours of paid nursing hours within the previous five years or have graduated from an approved school of uursing within the previous five years).
Previously Licensed in another Canadian Province or Territory
The registration of nurses is governed by provincial legislation. Nurses who are licensed in another Canadian province or territory and wish to establish registration in PEI are required to obtain and complete the registration package from ARNPEI including:
1) verification from the nursing regulatory authority of your original nursing registration including successful completion of the CRNE or the NCLEX
2) verification from the nursing regulatory authority of your most recent registration (if different from your initial registration);
3) submission of a completed Application for Initial Registration Form in PEI along with the required non-refundable processing fee of $40.00 (Canadian funds);
4) completion of Statement from Current/Most Recent Employer Form showing proof from your current or most recent employer(s) that you have worked at least 1125 hours of nursing practice in the previous five years, or have graduated within the past five years (this also includes a reference from your most recent employer).
Internationally Educated Registered Nurse Applicants:
Posted- Jan 26 2016 updated Application package can be found here
On August 12, 2014, the Association of Registered Nurses will join 22 other nursing regulatory bodies from across Canada in launching the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS).
The NNAS is a national approach to the assessment of registered nurse applicant who have completed their nursing education outside of Canada and who are not currently registered and licensed to practice as registered nurses within Canada.
Commencing on August 12, 2014, all internationally educated nurse applicants to ARNPEI must submit their applications and pay initial assessment fees to NNAS within a secure online environment.
The NNAS can be located at www.nnas.ca
Benefits to applicants include the ability to:
- Apply to multiple jurisdictions within Canada
- Send documents to one central location
- Track the status of the application online
- Access to a toll-free customer care line service in both official languages
The ARNPEI will continue to make final decisions as to whether to accept or decline an applicant’s request for assessment for eligibility to write the NCLEX-RN.
The NNAS will accept an applicant’s initial application and assess their documents (education transcripts, identity documents). A report will be created by NNAS which along with other information will be used by ARNPEI to determine if an applicant proceeds to the next steps in the assessment process.
The ARNPEI will continue to follow the registration and licensure requirements as outlined in the ARNPEI Registered Nurses Act and Registration and Licensure of Nurses Regulations.
Please feel free to contact the ARNPEI at email@example.com with any questions.