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?
Why are there conditions on my permit?
Standard Conditions are placed on provisional permits including:
- Indirect Remote Supervision is met when supervision is provided by an RN or NP who is readily available in the building or by phone for guidance and consultation. This is to ensure that as a new graduate you are supported in your transition into the nursing profession. You can learn more about supervision expectations in the Supervision Standards.
- Jurisprudence requirement is met when you successfully complete the CARNA jurisprudence module before being eligible for initial RN registration. This provides information on the laws and standards that govern your nursing practice.
- Successfully pass the NCLEX-RN exam within a specified period.
Additional conditions may be added. If you require additional conditions on your provisional permit, you will be informed at the time your permit is approved, and you will receive a letter explaining your conditions.