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RN Bridging/Re-Entry Program


CCNP The RN Bridging/Re-Entry Program is offered to nurses educated as RNs who wish to:  

  • Re-enter nursing practice by upgrading knowledge and skills
  • Begin nursing practice in Canada after nursing in another country
  • Enhance nursing practice and/or transition to new work setting
  • Meet licensure requirements by completing courses as identified by regulatory body

Nurses educated in other countries, who want to practice in Canada, will benefit greatly from this well designed program. The RN Bridging/Re-Entry Program can help to smooth the transition between varied knowledge levels and cultures, through comprehensive education on Canadian nursing practice. The program identifies the differences between previous nursing experience and Canadian nursing practice, and helps to meet the educational and practical gaps by focusing on the knowledge, skills, and abilities expected in Canada.

This exceptional program also welcomes Canadian-educated nurses, those currently in practice or who wish to re-enter nursing practice. These nurses may be having difficulty passing the national licensure exam, or having performance or competence issues. Canadian-educated nurses must be referred to the program by the regulatory body.

The RN Bridging/Re-Entry Program is very flexible. You may participate in just one course, a series of courses, or the entire program. Currently, the program is delivered by way of study modules facilitated through online learning, classroom sessions, online discussion forums and lab practices. Some courses are offered entirely online, while others have a blended approach. Because individual needs vary, we offer courses based on demand and student preferences. 

This program is available to all nurses living in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. 

The following core courses are offered at specific times throughout the year.

Specialty Courses - Students may enroll in these course at any time.

Applicants must have completed an online application and have an official letter from a referring regulatory body.

Please click on the link below for Upcoming Course Costs and Dates

Upcoming Course Dates and Costs/Nova Scotia

Resource Room: 

  • Provides nursing textbooks, videos, and computer access to all learners in the program.

For additional information, please call 1-800-461-8766