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NCSBN

October 23, 2014 14:00 ET

NCSBN Opens Registration for NCLEX in Canada

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 23, 2014) - The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN®), www.ncsbn.org, will open NCLEX-RN® Examination registration on Nov. 3, 2014, for Canadian students and graduates, international applicants and others looking to take the NCLEX for licensure/registration in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan. Once the student is deemed eligible by their regulatory body and receives an Authorization to Test (ATT), they may schedule an examination appointment for Jan. 5, 2015, or after that date.

Canadian RN regulators initially selected the NCLEX-RN Examination in 2012 after identifying the need for an exam that employs the latest advances in testing technology to enhance test security, increase accessibility to the exam by offering year-round testing, provide timely results and allow for precise assessment of an individual candidate's performance. The NCLEX-RN Examination is currently offered in 10 countries around the world for the purpose of domestic licensure in the U.S., when the exam is offered early next year it will be the first time that the test will be used for the purpose of licensure in another country.

Candidates seeking licensure/registration in Canada will be able to take the NCLEX at any Pearson VUE test center within Canada, throughout the mainland U.S. and at select test centers internationally. Candidates can use the test center locator on the Pearson VUE NCLEX website, http://www.pearsonvue.com/nclex/, to find test center locations. In addition to the Pearson Professional Test Centers located in Canada that will be available year-round, Pearson Temporary Test Centers are available for testing during event windows in February, June and October.

In the last three years, NCSBN has worked with 10 Canadian registered nurse (RN) regulatory bodies* to prepare for the Canadian transition to the NCLEX.

For more information, please visit www.ncsbn.org/4702.htm.

National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has finalized agreements to provide its computerized adaptive test (CAT), the NCLEX-RN Examination, in Canada beginning in 2015. In partnership with 10 Canadian registered nurse (RN) regulatory bodies* NCSBN will develop and deliver the exam that will be used as a licensure requirement in Canada.

The NCLEX-RN Examination is currently offered in 10 countries around the world for the purpose of domestic licensure in the U.S., but this partnership marks the first time that the test will be used for the purpose of licensure in another country.

Founded March 15, 1978, as an independent not-for-profit organization, NCSBN was created to lessen the burdens of state governments and bring together boards of nursing (BONs) to act and counsel together on matters of common interest. NCSBN's membership is comprised of the BONs in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and four U.S. territories -- American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands. There are also 21 associate members that are either nursing regulatory bodies or empowered regulatory authorities from other countries or territories.

NCSBN Member Boards protect the public by ensuring that safe and competent nursing care is provided by licensed nurses. These BONs regulate more than 3 million licensed nurses, the second largest group of licensed professionals in the U.S.

Mission: NCSBN provides education, service and research through collaborative leadership to promote evidence-based regulatory excellence for patient safety and public protection.

The statements and opinions expressed are those of NCSBN and not the individual member state or territorial boards of nursing.

*Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador
Association of Registered Nurses of Prince Edward Island
College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta
College of Nurses of Ontario
College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia
College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba
College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia
Nurses Association of New Brunswick
Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut
Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association

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Chicago, IL 60601-4277

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