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.
What is WeRPN doing to support PN Students?
RESOURCE: REx-PN Exam Prep Course – FREE for student members!
WeRPN now offers 3 online modules to help you prep for your upcoming REx-PN exam. This course is only available to student members and can be accessed through our e-shop. Log in as a member and look for the prep course in your LMS Dashboard!
The 3 modules will include the following topics:
- What is REx-PN
- Why a registration exam?
- Why change to REx-PN?
- RPN Entry-to-practice competencies
- Testing Format
- Distribution of Content
- Overview of Content
- Passing and failing
- Exam attempts
- Transferability of exam
- Types of questions on the REx-PN
- Studying techniques
- Test-taking strategies
- Reducing stress during exams
- Self-care strategies and WeRPN resources