The review and evaluation of the NCLEX-RN exam is ongoing and continuous.
Twice a year, CARNA staff review exam questions in both French and English and look for biases against Alberta writers. All Canadian regulatory colleges using the NCLEX-RN follow a similar process. This fall, the CARNA CEO participated and reviewed questions with other staff members.
In addition, NCLEX-RN test plans are reviewed and/or revised by the NCLEX Examination Committee (NEC) based upon results of practice analyses and other appropriate research studies. Canadian representatives from two of Canada’s largest regulatory colleges, Ontario and British Columbia, currently sit on the NEC.
An evaluation to assess the soundness of the CRNE was never conducted over the 40 years of its use. Evaluations consisted of surveying candidates on their experience of the exam.