Registration NCLEX-RN Exam

Final CRNE Write Date

The CRNE will be available for one more write on Oct. 1, 2014. In January 2015, the NCLEX-RN exam will replace the CRNE. Applicants who are currently eligible to write the CRNE will not have to write the NCLEX-RN if they pass the CRNE before the end of 2014. Visit the CRNE page for more information about the October write.

*NEW Examination Candidate Bulletin Now Available

NCLEX has released the Transitional NCLEX Examination Candidate Bulletin for Canadian NCLEX Candidates. This publication provides exam writing applicants in Canada with all the information they need about:
• registering for and scheduling their exam
• what to bring to the exam test site
• rules and regulations for the exam
• what happens on the day of the exam
• test plans and other resources that will help them prepare
• how the exam pass or fail is determined

The document also contains information about fees, how breaks during the exam are handled, and how to make a request for special accommodation.

*NEW NCLEX Resources Online

NCLEX has provided Canadian candidates with links to online resources that will help them learn more about, and prepare for, writing the exam.

Ways to Connect with NCLEX

The Summer 2014 issue of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing's NCLEX newsletter is now available. This newsletter highlights milestones in the transition to the NCLEX, and provides information about the exam development process and answers to frequently asked questions.

- Summer 2014
- Winter 2014

Social Media
Follow NCLEX on Facebook and Twitter to receive information on your timeline or newsfeed.

NCLEX-RN Webinars
In December 2012, the Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing presented an NCLEX Examination Webinar. The webinar provided an overview of the role of regulatory examinations, why the NCLEX was selected for Canadian RN entry to practice, an introduction to the elements of computerized adaptive testing and NCLEX development, as well as information on how students and educators can prepare for the NCLEX in 2015.

NCLEX Volunteers for Item Development
NCSBN is pleased to have received a large number of qualified Canadian  volunteers for item development panels and will keep a record of all applicants. Panel selection is an ongoing process and it may be several months before volunteers hear back from NCSBN regarding participation. Thank you to those volunteers who have expressed an interest to date.

Answers About the NCLEX

The NCLEX Frequently Asked Questions for Canadian Educators & Students, available in English and Français, provide information around exam development, content and administration, as well as how educators can prepare for the implementation of the NCLEX-RN exam in 2015.

UPCOMING EVENTS: NCLEX-RN Atlantic Region Workshop in September

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is conducting a one-day, regulatory board-sponsored regional workshop for the schools of nursing in Atlantic Canada in Halifax, NS on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. The purpose of this workshop is to provide information to educators who prepare students to take the NCLEX-RN® examination and to provide an opportunity to be involved in item writing sessions. The workshop will assist you, as educators, to understand more about the development of the exam including test plan development and item writing. Plan to join your colleagues across Atlantic Canada to learn more.

If you would like to attend the workshop please register online. The deadline to register for the workshop is Sept. 12, 2014 and seating is limited so please register early. Feel free to email us at if you have any questions.