In Canada, Registered Nurses (RNs) have authority within their scope of practice to work independently to deliver healthcare to their clients in many settings. Newly licensed registered nurses have completed an undergraduate nursing degree and met the requirements of their regulatory body to obtain a nursing license.
The Self Assessment Readiness Tool™ for Registered Nurses describes the RN practice. It is designed to help you understand what you are required to know and do before you can work as an RN in Canada. It outlines the competencies, knowledge and skills you must have to qualify to be licensed to practise as an RN.
This tool contains six (6) parts:
Part 1- Registered Nurses in Canada
Part 2- Professional Responsibilities of RNs
Part 3- Assessment and Registration Processes
Part 4- Living and Working in Canada
Part 5- Clinical Scenarios
Part 6- Competency Assessment
After you have completed this tool, you may find that your skills and knowledge are more similar to those of a practical nurse. Please view our Self Assessment Readiness Tool™ for Licensed Practical Nurses, too.
This tool is meant to be a guide for your personal use. Your answers to questions will not be recorded or evaluated by anyone other than you. This tool does not provide any assurance of your ability to obtain employment in Canada. It will not be used by any regulatory bodies in Canada to determine your eligibility for registration. There is no link between completion of this tool and formal licensure or certification.