Canadian Educated: Instructions to Apply for a Graduate Nurse Licence


Graduate Nurse Licence Information

Receipt of your Application for Assessment form does not constitute a licence to practise.  It is important that you not practise prior to verifying your registration/licensure with the SRNA. It is your responsibility to confirm that your GN Licence has been issued before you begin work.  You and your nurse manager or employer will confirm your GN registration using our Verification Service. Practising without a licence is in violation of The Registered Nurses Act, 1988 and there is no liability coverage through CNPS.


Applying for a Graduate Nurse Licence


There is a fee of $157.50 for the Application for Assessment and a Graduate Nurse Licence fee of $185.50.


Applications will remain valid for one year from the date of the last contact by the applicant. Last contact shall be defined as the provision of documentation/information to support the application process. Regulations and entry requirements are subject to bylaw and policy changes.


After submitting your application and fees go to MySRNA tab, under the My Checklist & Documents Upload section, click on the See your checklist & upload documents link to submit all other requirements. Remember to email your official application fee receipt to yourself from the Order Confirmation page or under the My Profile section, click on the Order History.


Requirements to Upload:


Before applying for the GN Licence you will need to scan each of the following documents separately. Documents must be clear and legible; we recommend you scan these documents in color, if possible.  We accept the following file types: pdf, jpg, jpeg, gif, tiff, bmp, doc, docx or txt.


Birth Certificate  


Change of Name documentation, including marriage certificate(s), if applicable.




My Checklist & Document Upload  


When we receive your application and fee, SRNA will open a file and collect documents. Then we will assess your documents, check for authenticity, and ask for further clarification or additional information as needed. To view your checklist, which shows the documents submitted and approved, go to the MySRNA tab, under the My Checklist & Document Upload section, click on  the See your checklist & upload documents link.  


Documents from Source


All envelopes must clearly show the documents were mailed directly from the source to SRNA or the documents will not be acceptable.


The forms required are available under the Upload & Download Documents tab.

Once all requirements are received and your application is approved, the online GN application will be made available. This link is located on the  My SRNA tab, under the Application Status section, click on the Continue your application process link. Once the licence number is issued there is no refund available.


Changes After Applying


If you move, update your contact information going to the MySRNA tab, under the My Profile section, click on the Update your contact info link.


If you change your name after applying, you will need to upload a clear copy of your marriage/change of name documentation to your account.


SRNA no longer provides a GN Licence Card. Your official receipt can be downloaded from your online account after the licence issue date. Go to the MySRNA tab, under the My Profile section, click on the Order History link.


GNs and RNs are required to participate in the Continuing Competence Program.


Once you have passed the NCLEX-RN® or Quebec Order of RN (OIIQ), you are no longer eligible for a GN licence or an extension.  It is your responsibility to ensure that the requirements for RN registration are received at the SRNA in time to be processed before your current GN Licence expires.  If your GN Licence expires before you are registered as a RN in Saskatchewan, it is your responsibility to notify your employer that you will not be able to work until you have obtained your Saskatchewan RN licence.



Begin an Application  


Apply for First Extension