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Graduate Nurse Internationally Educated Re-Entry

The Graduate Nurse Internationally Educated Re-Entry (GNIE) program is a full time one year certificate program which prepares internationally educated nurses (IENs) for professional nursing practice and licensure in Canada. The program is designed to prepare IENs to practice within the Canadian healthcare system, renew and enhance previously acquired knowledge and skills, identify and address individual needs, ensure graduates meet the professional practice requirements, and enable effective communication skills with patients and colleagues. Upon graduation, students will be eligible to apply for registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals and to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

Please be advised that applications to this program will only be accepted from Canadian citizens and permanent residents/landed immigrants of Canada.

The Graduate Nurse Internationally Educated Re-entry program is guided by the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). To work as a registered nurse, graduates must meet the required competencies and standards set by the BCCNP. More information can be found at the following links:

  • Requisite Skills and Abilities
  • New Graduate Competencies
  • Registered Nurse Entry Level Competencies
  • Professional Nursing Standards

    The DAISY Award celebration is coming up May 14th at 12:00pm to kick-off nursing week. Help us celebrate and recognize extraordinary KPU Nursing Instructors and Students across the Faculty of Health!


    Our deadline for submissions are April 10th, that’s only a month! For more information and nominations visit the website:


    Nominations for fellow students should include a detailed clinical story that demonstrates;

  • Empathy
  • Creating connections with patients and families
  • Role model to other students
  • Enthusiasm and energy
  • Leadership qualities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

    Nominations for faculty should include the impact they have had on their students and/or faculty;

  • Excellence in the classroom
  • Leadership
  • Role model to students and/or other faculty
  • Inspirational, supportive
  • Committed, compassionate

    Our committee looks forward to your detailed and comprehensive nominations!