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Initial Graduate Registration

In order to become registered to practise as a registered nurse in Prince Edward Island, graduates must meet the initial registration requirements which include passing the National Council Licensure Examination for RNs (NCLEX-RN). The NCLEX-RN is administered by Pearson VUE, an international testing company. A graduate must apply using the process described below and pay the applicable fees.

CRNPEI will issue a registration certificate to practice as a graduate nurse upon confirmation of program completion and notification that the NCLEX-RN is scheduled. A registration certificate is required in order to begin orientation and work as a graduate nurse. A fee is required prior to certificate issue. Once you have successfully completed (passed) the NCLEX-RN, in order to begin working within the RN scope of practice and to use the designation of RN, you must obtain a RN registration certificate.

Application for Registration with CRNPEI and Taking the NCLEX-RN Exam

Step 1: Complete the CRNPEI online Application for Registration – New Graduates

Step 2: Submit proof of legal name by email ( info@crnpei.ca) or fax (902 628 1430): copy of birth certificate and copy of marriage certificate (if applicable); copy of government-issued identification with your photo on it (such as a copy of your passport photo page or your driver’s license.)

Step 3: Submit a criminal record check (original copy) that includes a vulnerable sector check. The criminal record check must be issued within one month prior to submission. You will upload copies of your criminal record checks into the Application portal and send the original copy of the criminal record check(s) to CRNPEI, and if you wish to retain your originals, they can be returned to you, if requested. Be sure to indicate if you wish originals returned, when you submit the documents.

Step 4: Apply to Pearson VUE to take NCLEX. Register and create a web account with Pearson VUE at www.pearsonvue.com and pay the exam fee. CRNPEI advises Pearson VUE of a graduate’s eligibility to take the NCLEX upon confirmation of program completion from the Dean of the school of nursing. You will be able to schedule an appointment with Pearson VUE to take the exam after receipt of the authorization to test (ATT) from Pearson VUE. NCLEX results will be emailed to all candidates 5 business days after taking the exam. The NCLEX will be offered in Charlottetown: August 12-18, 2020. The NCLEX is available at other writing centers outside of the province on an ongoing basis.

Testing Accommodation – In order to receive instructions on how to proceed with a request for testing accommodation, CRNPEI must be contacted at least one month prior to taking the NCLEX. Email the College at info@crnpei.ca to arrange this.

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