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College of Nurses Ontario to introduce new regulatory exam for PNs

The College of Nurses Ontario (CNO) recently announced it was working with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) to develop a new entry-to-practice exam for Practical Nurses. Regulatory Exam – Practical Nurse (REx-PN™). The REx-PN will test Canadian entry-to-practice competencies and will be based on current RPN practice with focus on client safety, and will ensure nurses who enter practice have the knowledge, skills and judgment needed at the beginning of their careers. The exam launch date is Jan. 4, 2022.

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