Thank you for your interest in nursing in Alberta.
We ensure that all registered nurses and nurse practitioners practising in this province meet qualifications and standards before allowing them to practise. Ways to meet requirements to practise may be different depending on whether you got your nursing education in Alberta, elsewhere in Canada or outside of Canada.
Alberta welcomes nurses from other parts of Canada and the world. If you completed your nursing education outside of Canada, here's what you need to know to apply to practise in Alberta.
If you graduated from a nursing program in a Canadian province other than Alberta, and are/were registered in parts of Canada outside of Alberta, learn what's required to practise in this province.
All applicants are required to declare their first language and demonstrate proficiency in speaking, writing, listening, and reading English to a level sufficient to engage in safe, competent, ethical nursing care.