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Seeking registration in another country

Assessment of Credentials — Registering as a Nurse in Another Country

The process for an assessment of credentials begins with you contacting the nursing regulatory body in the country in which you wish to work.

They will provide you with forms that must be completed by the School of Nursing. 

Please send this package of forms to:

School of Nursing
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West, HSC-2J34
Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1

Please request a transcript from the Office of the Registrar. 

The transcript should be addressed to the nursing regulatory body in the country or province in which you wish to register and also be sent to the School of Nursing in HSC 2J34.

The School of Nursing will complete the forms and send them directly to the nursing regulatory body to which you are applying.  Forms are sent to the Regulatory body by courier.

PLEASE NOTE: Completion of the forms will take approximately 8 weeks.

As of September 1, 2012, the fee for each set of forms is $100.00. 

The following methods of payment are accepted:

  • Cheque – made out to McMaster University
  • Cash

If you prefer your forms to be sent overseas via courier, please note the additional fee:

  • United Kingdom $75.00
  • Australia/New Zealand $100.00
  • Other destinations - To be determined individually

Note: This courier service will be International Economy with a delivery time of 2-5 business days.

You must attach the Assessment of Credentials Request Form and Summary Sheet (pages 3 & 4) of this document with your package of forms

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