Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE)

Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE)
Transition to Computer-Based Testing in May of 2016

The Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) has moved from a pencil and paper based exam to a computer based testing as of February 2016.  The format of questions and answers on the exam has remained the same.  The below links contain information for writers regarding the processes of application to scheduling of your writing.

CPNRE Scheduling Guide – 2016

CPNRE Information – 2016

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Nova Scotia (CLPNNS) is pleased to be collaborating with other provincial regulatory colleagues and Assessment Strategies Inc. to implement computer-based testing to deliver the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE®) starting in May 2016.

As Regulators, we know that technology is playing an enhanced role in the delivery of licensure or registration examinations. We want to be proactive and take advantage of opportunities technology offers. Computer-based testing allows test writers to take the CPNRE® on a computer in a proctored test centre. This allows Regulators to offer the CPNRE® more often and at more sites across Canada.

Read For More Information About the CPNRE