To practice nursing in Saskatchewan, you must be registered and licenced to practice registered nursing with the SRNA. Only if you have a licence to practice nursing can you call yourself, or be employed as, a "nurse", "registered nurse", "graduate nurse", "registered nurse (nurse practitioner)" or "registered nurse (graduate nurse practitioner)".
Requirements for Registration in Saskatchewan
Education: Graduation from a basic registered nurse nursing education program at a post-secondary level that included theoretical and clinical experience across the health continuum and includes providing care to clients of all ages, genders in a variety of health settings.
Registration where Educated: You must have been registered in good standing in the jurisdiction where you completed your registered nursing education program.
•This means you must provide evidence of registration (verification) in the jurisdiction where you completed your nursing education program. The verification must indicate that you are not the subject of an investigation or any practice limitations, restrictions or conditions in that jurisdiction which limits the practice of registered nursing.
Note: Applicants who wrote the June 2006 licensure examination in the Philippines must provide proof of having successfully completed the special examination, which was authorized by the Philippine Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE), Parts III (3) and V (5). If an applicant has not written the special examination or cannot provide proof of such, they are not considered to be eligible as an applicant for registration.
Registration in Good Standing: You must be registered in good standing in the jurisdiction where you initially licensed and most recently worked as a registered nurse. This means you need verification indicating you were licensed and not the subject of an investigation or any practice limitations, restrictions or conditions, in that jurisdiction which limits the practice of registered nursing.
Language Proficiency: English is the primary language used in health care in Saskatchewan. We require that you are proficient in English to ensure safe nursing practice.
•Test results must be valid within 6 months of the test date.
•Acceptable English language test results must remain current throughout the application and exam process until RN licensure has been obtained. See Acceptable English Tests.
Good Character: This means evidence that you have not been convicted of any criminal offence or a finding of guilt for any criminal offence under the Criminal Code (Canada), the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada ), or any similar legislation in any province, territory, state or country or any offence in relation to the practice of nursing or any profession in any jurisdiction.
Employer Reference: a written employer reference is required, attesting to the applicant’s safe practice and compliance with the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics of the profession.
•Hours of Practice: In the last five years, in a recognized registered nurse role, you must have either:
•worked at least 1125 hours of nursing practice; or
•graduated from an approved nursing education program; or
•completed an approved nursing re-entry program (i.e. Saskatchewan Polytechnic Nursing Re-entry Program or equivalent).
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