For Residents of Canada

Canadian Nursing Review Program for IENs

In order to become a nurse in Canada, candidates are required to navigate a maze of requirements for nurse registration. These include the NNAS (National Nursing Assessment Service), the NCAS (Nursing Community Assessment Service in BC), and the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) or the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE). Each of these steps can be overwhelming, but they were designed to measure the competencies required of entry-level nurses for safe and effective practice.


OMNI College’s Canadian Nursing Review Program is designed specifically to support students through this complex process, and to help them successfully and confidently transition as licensed RNs and LPNs into the Canadian workforce.

This is not simply a test preparation program. Getting through each milestone of the process requires far more than just reviewing content - our program teaches the skills required to be actually job-ready. This includes learning how to effectively make nursing judgments, develop critical thinking skills, and also practicing hands-on skills based on medical/nursing practices and terminology used within a Canadian context.

Who the Program is for

The Canadian Nursing Review Program - for Residents of Canada was designed for nurse graduates who were educated overseas (Internationally-Educated Nurses (IENs)) and who are now living in Canada and want to pursue their nursing careers here. Following the completion of this program, you will be more prepared to take each of the steps needed to achieve your Canadian nurse registration*.

Our Instructors

OMNI's nursing instructors offer the perfect balance of passion for nursing and dedication to teaching that IENs need to be successful.  They are all Canadian Registered Nurses with years of experience working in hospitals and care facilities in Canada. Most of them came to Canada and IENs themselves originally, and understand first-hand the transition our students are going through.  Many of our instructors choose to continue to work clinically part-time to ensure that what they are bringing to the classroom are as current as possible.  That's dedication!  Their reputations alone have brought students to enroll with OMNI College. 

  • The support I received from OMNI not only equipped me with the confidence and knowledge that I needed to become a nurse in Canada. It also helped shape the lives of my entire family members in a very positive way. It was a tough journey indeed but OMNI was there for me all the way!

    Chinenye
    Chinenye | Nigeria
  • OMNI is the better option for all internationally-educated nurses from all over the world. It’s the best place and the best college in Canada to pursue your nursing studies.

    Anish
    Anish | India
  • Best place for a Internationally Educated Nurses to pursue Nursing in Canada. Million thanks to OMNI College and staff for all the help and support…

    Renju
    Renju | India

Program Outline

The Canadian Nursing Review Program covers topics such as:

  • Nursing in Canada
  • Major concepts in nursing
  • Homeostasis challenges
  • Medical/Surgical health challenges
  • Mental health
  • Obstetrics/Pediatrics
  • Community/Gerontology
  • Professional Practice

Students enrolled in this program are also given the opportunity to practice their nursing clinical skills and techniques during the Nursing Practice Skills Laboratory (Nursing 1001), as well as during a 1-week clinical placement experience at a Canadian care facility. The clinical placement provides students with an introduction to Canadian health care facility, and gives them the opportunity to help residents with ADLs (activities of daily living). These hands-on practical experiences will help strengthen their knowledge learned in class, boost their confidence and give them the skills necessary to succeed in the workforce.

Admission Requirements

In order to enroll in OMNI’s Canadian Nursing Review Program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be currently registered as an RN in good standing in your country of origin
  • Have a minimum of 1125 hours of nursing experience or graduated from a basic nursing education program within the last 4 years
  • Minimum overall IELTS Academic 6.5 or equivalent
  • Pass an assessment test
  • Pass an interview with the OMNI Advisor

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 & Schedule

6.75 months full time***

Please contact the College for tuition rates for this program: Canadian Nursing Review for Residents of Canada.

Students for this program may be eligible for financial assistance through StudentAid BC. Read more about financing options here.

Register today!

*Note: successful completion of this program does not guarantee a passing grade on the licensing exam. ***Depending on which provincial nursing regulatory body the student is interested in, there is an additional optional 6 weeks of Workplace Preparation and/or NCLEX Test Preparation available. This may or may not extend your length of program. Please discuss this with your OMNI advisor.

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