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Q&A: Proposed changes to registration regulation
Is the College proposing increasing the number of attempts allowed on the NCLEX-RN? Why don’t I see that specific change in the proposed regulation changes?
The change to the regulations being proposed and published for your feedback involves granting Council the authority to decide if a Council-approved exam should have a limited number of writes (e.g. three or more) or no limit on the number of writes. While on June 9, 2016, Council supported having no limits on the number of attempts on the NCLEX-RN, we cannot put this change into place unless a proposed regulation change is approved by the government.
Until then, writers will continue to have three attempts on the NCLEX-RN. We will provide ongoing updates on this topic over the coming months.
The deadline for feedback seems shorter than usual. Isn’t the consultation period usually 60 days when new regulations are proposed?
The Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 requires a consultation period of 60 days. However, an exception in this law allows Council, with the approval of the Minister, to lessen this to a period determined by the Minister. In this case, the consultation period is 30 days, which will support the College’s efforts to implement the approved regulation changes quickly.
Where can I find additional information about the current requirements for declaration of practice?
You can find more information on the Declaration of Practice FAQs page.
Where can I find additional information about the current requirements for registration exams?
You can find more information on the Registration Examination page.
Where can I find additional information about the current requirements for Temporary Class registration?
You can find more on the Applying to the Temporary Class page.