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Changes to PN registration exam in Ontario

by Dianne Martin

On Friday August 10, the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) released a statement indicating that it, along with British Columbia, will be seeking to proceed with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, an American company, to develop a new examination for practical nurses in Ontario that would replace the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) currently in use. We would like to share their communication with you as well as a list of questions we have submitted to the CNO on your behalf.

WeRPN submitted our initial questions regarding this proposed change to the CNO and will share with you, our members, CNO’s response.

We expect that the RPNs of Ontario will have questions and feedback related to this proposed change in the national entry to practice exam, and its potential impact on the practice of both the existing and future RPNs. It is helpful for us to know your thoughts and to seek answers to your questions. So please send your questions/feedback to CEO@werpn.com and we will do our best to answer them or pass them along to the CNO.

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