A registered nurse or nurse practitioner career in Alberta is filled with opportunity.
New to nursing? This is where you can learn what a career in nursing is about.
Just graduated or already have experience? Take your next step to becoming a registered nurse in Alberta.
We wish you well as you embark on the process to practice in Alberta.
You need a practice permit from CARNA to practice as a registered
nurse in Alberta. The requirements may be fulfilled in different ways
depending on where you got your nursing education – whether in
Alberta, elsewhere in Canada or internationally. Find out what you
need to obtain a practice permit.
Before you can apply to practise in Alberta, you must have passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). Learn about exam requirements, how to apply, what to do if you need to withdraw from the exam, when exams are written, getting your results and more.
Nurse practitioners (NPs) are RNs who have undertaken graduate education and training in advanced clinical practice. NPs must meet all RN registration requirements before they can be registered as an NP.
Nurses applying to CARNA need a baccalaureate degree in nursing to
practice in Alberta. Nurses who graduated before 2010 must have
graduated from an approved diploma program or baccalaureate program in
RNs play a pivotal role in leading, preparing and implementing changes that influence the health of individual Albertans and overall health-care delivery. Get a glimpse into what it's like to be a registered nursing in Alberta.