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Employer Q&A – NCLEX

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Employer Q&A – NCLEX

Q&A, FAQ, Fact Sheet
by CRNNS on April 7th, 2015

Q.  Where do applicants take the exam in Nova Scotia?

A. There is a permanent test center in Halifax year-round as well as a temporary site in Sydney from June 28th to July 8th, 2016.

Permanent test center:
Pearson Professional Centre
6960 Mumford Road
Suite 220
Mumford Professional Centre
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 4P1

Temporary test centre:
Hampton Inn Sydney
60 Maillard Street
Sydney, Nova Scotia B1S 3W3
May 19-26, 2018

CRNNS applicants can choose to take the NCLEX-RN exam at any domestic testing center (Canada and US) or at an international testing center for an additional fee. Click her for other testing locations.

Q. What are the dates that applicants will be writing the NCLEX?

A. Candidates will be able to start booking the NCLEX-RN exam appointments once we receive information about their nursing program completion. First time takers are guaranteed an appointment within 30 days of placing their request.

Q.  How will an applicant and/or employer know if the individual passed the NCLEX-RN?

A. Applicants are informed by e-mail when they pass the NCLEX-RN exam. It is the applicant’s responsibility to notify the employer because employers are not notified if the applicant passes the exam.

Q. How many opportunities does an applicant have to write the NCLEX-RN exam?

A. There is no limit to the number of times an applicant can write this exam. However an applicant who has previously passed the NCLEX or another registration exam accepted by CRNNS, is not permitted to re-write the NCLEX through us.

Q.  How soon can an applicant re-write the NCLEX-RN exam?

A. The student must allow for at least 45 days between each exam writing but an appointment can be booked at any time.

Q.  How long will it take the student to receive their exam results?

A. Results are released to candidates within two weeks of taking the exam, often earlier.

Q. Once an applicant passes the NCLEX exam, is there anything else they need to do to become registered and licensed with CRNNS?

A. Passing the NCLEX is only one of several registration and licensure requirements an applicant must meet before they can become registered and licenced. While not an exhaustive list, those requirements include:

  • Currency of competency meaning they must have:
    • graduated from a nursing program within the previous five years; OR
    • worked a specified number of practice hours; OR
    • completed additional assessments or education as required by CRNNS
  • Demonstration that the individual has the capacity, competence, capability and character to safely and ethically practice nursing; and
  • Completion of CRNNS’ Continuing Competence Program.

For a complete list of all registration and licensure requirements click here.

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