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The Licensing Exam

Preparing for the Licensing Exam

Registered and practical nurses in Canada must pass a national examination to ensure they possess the competencies to practice safely and effectively.

Registered nurses must pass the Canadian Registered Nurse Examination, which is set and administered nationally by the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), except in Quebec, which has its own examination. CNA administers this examination three times per year.

Registered practical nurses must pass the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination. It is administered by all provincial and territorial regulatory authorities (except Quebec) and is written three times per year in numerous locations.

regulatory nursing Exams can be daunting, but there is plenty of support available, including practice tests and study groups. You should also review the best practice guidelines and CNA's   Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses .

The links on the right will help you find the support you need.