NCAS provides a three-part competency assessment for internationally-educated health practitioners (IEPs) — including health care assistants, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, and psychiatric nurses — who hope to practice in British Columbia. We also assess health care professionals returning to practice, and health care assistants trained in other jurisdictions.
NCAS was born of the collaborative efforts of the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry, the BC College of Nursing Professionals, as well as the Government of BC's Ministry of Health. BCCNP is currently acting as the operator of NCAS.
The Ministry of Health provided foundational support during the pilot phase of NCAS, and continues to fund NCAS as it transitions towards full operations and sustainability.
We are pleased to inform you that Langara College has just launched a pre-assessment Simulation Lab Tour. The Sim Lab Tour is aimed at NCAS assessment takers about to take their Simulation Lab and Oral Assessments. The two-hour tour will give you a good idea of what to expect on assessment day. It will give you the chance to examine and use the supplies and equipment you are likely to encounter in the four unique assessment stations. And it will give you a good idea of the rules and procedures you are expected to follow on the day of your assessment. Langara charges CAD $50 per tour session, and recommends that anyone taking the tour do so about two weeks in advance of their SLA session.
Please note that this is not an NCAS preparatory course. And It is not an opportunity to refresh your nursing skills. There are resources listed on the NCAS website at www.ncasbc.ca that should help you do that. The tour is NOT mandatory.
Seats are limited for each tour session, so Langara recommends you secure your seat soon, To register for Langara's NCAS Simulation Lab Tour, please visit the Langara website. You will need your NCAS ID number to register.
Please direct any questions to Langara's NCAS site coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jun. 27, 2018To help you prepare for the assessment, NCAS has created two orientation videos. We urge you to watch them! We developed the videos to give you a better understanding of what you can expect when you go to complete the simulation lab and oral assessment (SLA/OA).Click here to watch the videos.
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