Provisional permit holders FAQ
Graduate nurse permit FAQ
- How can my GN registration status be verified?
- What are my responsibilities as a GN practising in Alberta?
- How long is my permit valid?
- What if I need to renew my permit?
- What happens if I fail the NCLEX-RN exam?
- Can CARNA assist me with finding employment as a GN in Alberta?
- Why are there conditions on my permit?
- How much does the permit cost?
- When can I call myself an RN?
- Do I have professional liability protection as a GN?
- What is the continuing competence program and do I need to participate?
- If I have conditions on my permit can I request a review of the decision?
- What is the difference between provisional practice permits (GN) and RN practice permits?
When can I call myself an RN?
Your provisional permit authorizes you to use the title graduate nurse (GN) while the permit is in effect. You may not call yourself a registered nurse in Alberta or use the initials RN until you have met all the requirements for RN registration in Alberta and CARNA has approved an RN permit for you.
Under the Registered Nurses Profession Regulation, once you have completed all the registration requirements, you must apply for your RN permit as soon as possible. If we do not receive your application for an RN permit within 30 days of being eligible, we may discontinue your GN permit.