RN Educators: Learn more about the NCLEX-RN exam

Are you an educator whose students will be taking the NCLEX-RN exam in 2015? If so, you may want to learn more about the exam at the upcoming NCLEX Conference for Canadian Educators on April 28, 2014.

The conference takes place in Calgary, Alberta, and will provide you with opportunities to meet experts in exam development, gain a comprehensive understanding of the processes used to develop the NCLEX-RN exam, ask questions and interact with colleagues from across Canada. Registration is now open.

Who should attend: The content of the April 2014 conference in Calgary will be similar to NCLEX conferences previously held in Boston (September 2012), Toronto (April 2013) and Chicago (September 2013). Those who have not attended an NCLEX conference already are encouraged to attend in Calgary.

Visit the conference registration page for more information or to register.

Important update:

The last CRNE exams will be on June 4 and Oct. 1. After these dates, the NCLEX-RN exam replaces the CRNE. You will not be required to write the NCLEX-RN exam if you pass the CRNE before the end of 2014.  

Volunteer opportunity:

NCLEX Item Development Program: you may be selected to participate as an item writer (RN with Master's degree) or item reviewer (practising RNs). Click here for more information.

To volunteer, please visit the Exam Volunteer Opportunities page at


June 2012: Canadian Nurse Regulators and NCSBN partner to develop new exam
The Canadian registered nurse (RN) regulators and National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN®) are pleased to announce their partnership to develop and deliver NCSBN's computer adaptive test (CAT), the NCLEX-RN® Examination, in Canada beginning in 2015. A Transition Team of regulators, NCSBN and Pearson VUE is in place to prepare for the launch of the Nurse Licensure Examination in 2015.

May 16, 2012: CARNA signs contract with NCSBN
CARNA Provincial Council passed a motion to approve signing the contract with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) for development of a new RN entry-to-practice exam for use in Alberta beginning in 2015. Provincial Council was satisfied that the contract met the requirements of the Request for Proposal and the majority of the additional requirements set by Council in January 2012.