Please Note: Independent, private organizations may offer NCAS preparation courses. NCAS has not reviewed, approved or endorsed any of these programmes, and cannot attest as to whether or not they will help your performance on the NCAS assessment.
The Nursing Community Assessment Service assesses internationally-educated nurses and health care aides on their ability to apply the required knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for entering practice in British Columbia.
One way to prepare is to become familiar with the kinds of competencies we are evaluating by examining the
NCAS Blueprint, which outlines the content assessed in all three assessments: the CBA, the SLA and the OA. This content focuses on the competencies that an entry-level nurse is required to possess in order to practice safely and effectively in a Canadian health care setting.
The NCAS Blueprint contains the following important information:
Learn more about how to prepare for each assessment by clicking through each link below: