Direct International Registration and Licensing (DIRL) Project Evaluation Report Now Available

report now available
July 10, 2024

On May 1st, 2023, NSCN implemented a new first-in-Canada approach to registration and licensure that aims to establish a fast and predictable pathway to licensure in our province. Registered nurses who demonstrate good standing and good character and are licensed in Canada, the Philippines, India, Nigeria, USA, UK, Australia, or New Zealand, are eligible for NSCN’s expedited registration and licensure process.

In the fall of 2023, NSCN implemented a formal evaluation process for those who were licensed through the expedited registration and licensure process. The evaluation will take place over a period of 24 months, at six month intervals, until May 2025. NSCN is pleased to release the second interim report, which evaluates those who were licensed between November 2023 and April 2024. 

The reported data was collected through various sources including an online survey, the NSCN website analytics, the NSCN practice database, a Verification of Registration Request Tracking tool, the NSCN registrant portal, and through the Nova Scotia Health Learning Institute for Health Care Providers.

NSCN looks forward to ongoing evaluation at six-month intervals over the next 12 months, with a final evaluation expected in May 2025. 

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