The purpose of the CNPE:F/AA is to protect the public by ensuring that the entry-level nurse practitioner, working in a family/all ages context, possesses the competencies required to practise safely and effectively.
The implementation of the competencies from the 2015 Practice Analysis: Study of Nurse Practitioners required that a new blueprint be developed for the CNPE:F/AA. The new blueprint will be implemented in May 2018. A new online prep tool, built to the new blueprint, is available from Yardstick-ASI (YAS) for purchase for candidates preparing to take this examination.
The primary function of the CNPE:F/AA Blueprint is to describe how the exam is developed. Specifically, this Blueprint provides explicit instructions and guidelines on how the competencies (i.e., knowledge, skills, attributes, and judgments) are to be expressed within the examination to enable accurate decisions to be made on a candidate’ readiness to practise safely, effectively, and ethically. It also contains the technical specifications used to guide the development of the examination and helps candidates preparing to take the CNPE:F/AA. The Blueprint can be accessed online in English or French.
The new CNPE:F/AA Prep Tool is now available for candidates. Click here to go to the YAS CNPE:F/AA Prep Tool page. This is an optional resource that candidates can purchase to help them prepare to take the CNPE:F/AA. The Prep Tool consists of two parts: documents containing information to help candidates prepare to take the exam and an 80-question online practice test. After competing the online practice test, the candidate is provided with a scorecard which includes the rationale and the reference for each item on the test. The new CNPE:F/AA Prep Tool is available to purchase from YAS for $85.00.
CNPE Dates 2018
Spring Session: on May 2
Fall Session: October 10
For all other questions related to the CNPE:F/AA, please reach out to CRNNS at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Given name(s): Nicola Ann
Last name: Aaronson
Former name(s): Smith
CRNNS number: 12345
Type of licence: Nurse Practitioner
Status of Licence: Active Practising
Start Date: November 1 2014
Expiry Date: October 31 2015
Current Conditions and Restrictions: This nurse is not able to...
Licence Status Notes: (Text Field)
Date of initial entry on the register: January 1, 1970
Date of removal from the register:
Registraton Status Notes: (Text Field)
Date of re-entry on the register:
NP Practice Category: Family
Collaborative Practice Effective Date: January 31, 2012
Dartmouth General Hospital
330 Main Street