Newfoundland and Labrador to ease the recruitment of internationally-trained nurses

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On June 2, 2023, Newfoundland and Labrador made it easier for internationally-trained nurses to work in the province by amending the Registered Nurses Regulations. The changes include establishing a Designated Countries Pathway for nurses from seven countries, including the US, UK, India, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland, and reducing costs and education assessment time for International Nursing Applicants. 

The Provincial Government plans to welcome approximately 200-300 nurses from India by the end of this year. Currently, there are already 200 internationally-educated nurses working in the province.

More than 500 more nurses have joined the healthcare sector since April 2022. The Provincial Government anticipates being able to recruit more nurses in the province with improved registration and licensing processes.

On Friday, June 2, as part of the Health Care Action update, the Hon. Tom Osborne, Minister of Health and Community Services, made the announcement. Lynn Power, Executive Director of the College of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Debbie Molloy, Vice-President of Human Resources, were present with Minister Osborne.

The amendment will help decrease administrative delays and allow the College of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador to register and license applicants more quickly while ensuring that registered nurses are qualified to provide safe and ethical care. These changes will be made in addition to policy changes that were previously approved by the College of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador.


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