Canadian Nursing Review – Advanced

The Advanced program was designed for those nurses who have a higher level of English competency and do not need the language and medical terminology training. If you are an IEN wanting to become a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurses in Canada and you have a minimum IELTS 6.5 overall of equivalent, then the Canadian Nursing Review—Advanced is the right program for you.

“OMNI College is the right place and the right path with talented, experienced, and devoted professionals that help you realize your dream.Through OMNI’s help, I was well prepared and passed the RN licensing exam on the first attempt. – Menbere Shiferaw, RN, originally from Ethiopia

This ADVANCED program length is 12 months and is made up of 4 main components:

1.  Canadian Nursing Review (includes a 1-week clinical placement at a health care facility) 2. Workplace Preparation & Nurse Licensing Exam Prep (NCLEX-RN or CPNRE) 3. The Co-Op Education Work Experience 4. Leadership in Nursing

Please see the full Canadian Nursing Review Program for IENs page for a detailed breakdown of each component and overall program outcomes.

(*NCLEX-RN: National Council Licensure Examination, CPNRE: Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination.  As of January 2015, the CRNE was replaced by the Canadian NCLEX-RN exam)

Admissions Requirements

  • Must be registered as an RN in country of origin
  • Must have a minimum of 1125 hours of nursing experience within the last 4 years 
  • Minimum overall IELTS Academic 6.5 or equivalent
  • Pass the OMNI Comprehensive Nursing assessment
  • Pass an interview with an OMNI Advisor

*currently international student applicants must also have at least 2 years minimum work experience within the past 6 years. Experience must have been practiced as a licensed Nurse.

Following the start of their program, and prior to the clinical experience component of their program, students must also provide a clear criminal background check, current CPR certification, and evidence of up-to-date immunizations as required by clinical sites.

Program Length

12 months full time

Please note that as of August 12, 2014, the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS)  began providing a new streamlined assessment service for Internationally-Educated Nurses interested in applying for nurse registration in Canada. Applicants who had not already begun their application process directly with a provincial regulatory body before August 12, 2014, should now apply first through the NNAS.

After assessment by the NNAS, the provincial regulatory body may require further assessment or courses (in addition to the training by OMNI College), which may create delays in your process. All applicants to OMNI are interviewed by an OMNI Advisor, so we encourage all applicants to discuss their personal timing plan during their interview.

For more information, please visit their website at

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