Nursing Education Program Approval

One of the professional self-regulating responsibilities of the College is to approve nursing education programs that prepare Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners for licensure.

Through the approval process, the College strives to promote excellence in nursing practice by ensuring nursing education programs are preparing graduates to achieve the entry-level competencies (RN or NP) to practice. Programs must receive approved status from Council to obtain the designation of an “approved program”.

The College uses the Program Approval Framework to evaluate all nursing education programs in Newfoundland and Labrador.