Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) Computer- Based Examination
Before you can become a Registered Practical Nurse in Ontario, you must successfully complete the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE). This national examination measures the competencies required of nurses at the beginning of their nursing career in Ontario
Practical nurse educators, clinicians and administrators from across Canada develop the exam with assistance from Assessment Strategies Inc., which ensures the CPNRE meets industry-accepted standards. Provincial and territorial regulatory authorities administer the exam within their jurisdictions and determine writing eligibility.
The CPNRE consists of 165 to 170 objective multiple-choice questions to answer over a four-hour period.
You have three chances to successfully complete the CPNRE. See Repeat Attempts to learn what happens if you reach the maximum number of tries.
Deadline to apply
|September 25 to October 22, 2017||August 28, 2017|
|January 29 to February 18, 2018||December 11, 2017|
|June 11 to July 1, 2018||TBD|
|September 17 to October 7, 2018||TBD|
|November 19 to December 9, 2018||TBD|