Registered Nurse Examinations


NCSBN is delivering the NCLEX-RN exam at a limited number of test centres. NCSBN has made a number of changes to enhance the safety of test-takers and staff. For more information, read NCSBN’s FAQs about the impact of COVID-19 on NCLEX candidates and Pearson Vue’s COVID-19 information page

NCLEX-RN Northern Ontario Testing Availability

We are aware that there is a limited availability of testing appointments at this time because of social distancing guidelines and government restrictions.

There are a limited number of seats available at the Pearson Temporary Test Center in Thunder Bay, Ontario between September 15 and September 24, 2021. The testing center is located at:

550 Harbour Expressway
TownePlace Suites by Marriott
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6P4

Interprovincial travel restrictions between Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba were removed on June 16, 2021. Seats are currently available in Winnipeg. 

Please log into your Pearson Vue profile to search for seat availability to schedule your examination.


Exam Writers

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  • preparing for the NCLEX-RN
  • the purpose of the NCLEX-RN
  • what it does (and doesn’t) test
  • what to do if you have to re-attempt the exam

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Nurse Educators and Schools

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  • the purpose of the NCLEX-RN and CNO’s role
  • the contents of the exam
  • how to receive ongoing exam results

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Quebec Professional Examination (QPE)

In 2013, Council approved the professional examination for the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (also known as the Quebec Professional Examination) for registering as an RN in the General class. You must have passed this exam within three attempts.

Canadian Registered Nurse Exam (no longer offered)

Council continues to accept the CRNE for registering as an RN in the General Class if it was written before January 2015. You must have passed this exam within three attempts.

Page last reviewed July 07, 2020