Regulatory Exam - Practical Nurse (REx-PN)

The REx-PN is a new Canadian Practical Nurse exam developed for the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) and the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO). 

BCCNP and CNO have partnered with NCSBN to develop the REx-PN. NCSBN is dedicated to developing psychometrically sound and legally defensible nurse licensure and certification examinations consistent with current practice. 

The REx-PN exam will launch in January 2022.

REx-PN Practice Analysis

The periodic performance of practice analysis (i.e., job analysis) studies assists BCCNP and CNO in evaluating the validity of the test plan that guides content distribution of the licensure examination for Licensed Practical/Registered Practical Nurses (LPN/RPNs). Because the Canadian health care industry is rapidly changing, practice analysis studies will be conducted by BCCNP and CNO on a five-year cycle. This practice analysis was conducted with the assistance of National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).