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Additional Support

The RNPDC aims to make the daunting work and cultural transition for nurses educated outside of Canada, smooth and straightforward. We have developed a number of programs that are both practical and interesting.

Professional Support Courses

Professional Support Courses - $150.00

If you are an internationally educated nurse (IEN) or an international educated health care professional (IEHP) whose first language is not English, these could be the courses for you. Each one is centred on improving the communication skills needed to work as a health care provider in Canada.

Transition Program for Internationally Educated Nurses

This program has been designed to assist IENs who have met the eligibility criteria to write the national Canadian Registered Nurse Examination. You must also be employed as a nurse with a temporary or full license in a health care facility in Nova Scotia. 

The Transition Program for Internationally Educated Nurses provides the IEN with a clear understanding of the Canadian health care system and the role and responsibilities of the RN, and RN entry-level competencies. We understand that people learn differently and have widely varied schedules, so with our guidance  and support, we also help IENs to develop individualized learning plans.

Program fees vary.