As part of the process to become licensed as an LPN in Nova Scotia, you must successfully pass the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE).
The CPNRE is a computer-based test that was developed in collaboration with Yardstick Assessment Strategies Inc. Computer-based testing allows test writers to take the CPNRE on a computer in a proctored test centre, making the exam more accessible.
How to apply
If you have recently completed a Nova Scotia practical nursing program, or if you are an applicant of NSCN, you are required to complete the online Application for Registration Examination in Nova Scotia.
Click here to learn more about the exam fee and payment options. If you are a full-time student of the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), the NSCC may have submitted your exam fee to NSCN. For graduates who enter program prior to September 2019, NSCC will submit payment for First exam attempt.