A CRNPEI registration certificate is required in order to begin orientation and work as a Registered Nurse, Graduate Nurse or Nurse Practitioner in PEI.
Choose below the applicable application category to apply.
In order to become registered to practise as a registered nurse in Prince Edward Island for the first time, 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 processes 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 succesfully completed (passed) the NCLEX-RN, in order to begin to working within the RN scope of practice and to use the designation of RN, you must obtain an RN registration certificate.
Application for Registration with CRNPEI and Taking the NCLEX-RN Exam
Step 1: Complete the CRNPEI online Application for Registration - PEI Graduates - CLOSED
Graduates of other Canadian Provinces complete the following application:
Step 2: Submit proof of legal name by email (email@example.com) 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 (oriniginal copy) that includes a vulnerable sector check. The criminal record check must have been issued within one month prior to submission. You can submit the criminal record check by mail or you can bring it to the office.
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 typically 2-3 days after taking the exam. The NCLEX will be offered in Charlottetown: June 19-25, 2018. 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 two months prior to writing the NCLEX. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange this.
If you were previously registered as an RN in PEI within the last 3 years, you can apply for reinstatement of your registration, using the Reinstatement form.
If you were previously registered as an RN in PEI beyond the last 3 years, you must complete a new application for registration.
Registration Application Form if you are a graduate of the Nurse Practitioner Program at UPEI.
Registration Application Form if you are a graduate of a Nurse Practitioner Program outside PEI.
If you were previously registered as a Nurse Practitioner in PEI within the last 3 years, you can apply for reinstatement of your registration, using the Reinstatement application form.
If you were previously registered as a Nurse Practitioner in PEI beyond the last 3 years, you must complete a new application for registration.