Entry to Practice Exam Requirements

One of the requirements for registration and licensure is to pass our Board-approved exams based on the designation to which you are applying. 

For LPN registration, you must pass the following entry-to-practice exams: 

  1. Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam
  2. LPN Jurisprudence Exam

For RN registration, you must pass the following entry-to-practice exams: 

  1. NCLEX-RN Exam (unless you have previously passed an exam accepted by NSCN)
  2. RN Jurisprudence Exam 

For NP registration, you must pass the following entry-to-practice exams: 

  1. Applicable NP Exam based on the stream of practice you are seeking (family, adult, pediatric)
  2. RN Jurisprudence Exam
  3. NP Jurisprudence Exam

If you have any questions, reach out to us at registration@nscn.ca. We will respond within five business days. 

Please be advised that registration requirements and fees are subject to change. All registration and licensure fees are non-refundable. Click here to learn more about fees and payment options