Course Description

The course aims to provide IENs with an understanding of the jurisprudence related to nursing and its implications for nursing practice including the legal and ethical framework that regulates nursing practice in Canada.

An overview of the Health Professions Act, registration requirements for IENs, the role of the regulatory bodies, professional obligations and standards, scope of practice, disciplinary processes, and expected conduct within the profession will be provided.

The IEN will gain knowledge of how the Canadian healthcare system provides affordable and accessible healthcare services at all levels of delivery. The different levels of care including primary, secondary, and tertiary care will be described and the role of the multidisciplinary team as health care providers will be defined.

The role of advocacy for individual and population health will be described by emphasizing the importance of preventative healthcare, identifying risk factors, promoting healthy lifestyles, and implementing evidence-based interventions for various health conditions.

Delivery Format

Asynchronous online, where you have the support of a course facilitator to be successful.

Completion Timeframe

45 hours of self-paced learning material. 15 weeks for completion.



Learner Requirements

Access to a computer and a stable internet connection. Learners are required to complete all self-study modules and assessments.

Access Time

You have 15 weeks’ access to your electronic materials included in the course, starting at the first of the month. Failure to start your course content on your start date may negatively impact your success in completing the course.

Refund/Extension Policy

No refunds or withdrawals are permitted for this course.

Internationally Educated Nurse Preparation for Registered Nurses courses are not eligible for an extension. If you do not complete the course content within your registration timeframe, you will have to re-register and pay for the full tuition again.

Course Offerings

Any-time Online

A course delivery mode where learning activity takes place at times and locations of the learners own choosing through the use of online communications technologies. Learners are NOT required to participate in any scheduled learning activities, but scheduled exams may be required.

Start/End Date

Apr 1, 2024 - Jul 15, 2024




$499.00 CAD

Start/End Date

May 1, 2024 - Aug 14, 2024




$499.00 CAD

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