Registered Nurse Exam

The College is accountable to the public to ensure nurses have the knowledge, skill and judgement to practice safely. As part of the legislative requirements an applicant must meet to become an RN in Newfoundland & Labrador, the College requires the applicant to have successfully passed the registration exam approved by council. Since 2015, this exam is the NCLEX-RN.

NCLEX-RN® Newfoundland and Labrador Testing Locations & Schedule

Newfoundland and Labrador provides two locations to write the exam depending on the time of the year.

Pearson VUE Permanent Test Center:

235 Water Street, Suite 102
St. John’s. NL A1C 1B6

Temporary Test Center (June 8 – 13, 2022):

Grenfell Campus – Memorial University
1 Canada Games Place
Corner Brook, NL A2H 5G4

Applicants must apply for provisional registration with CRNNL and then register and pay the NCLEX exam fee to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) by the application deadline.

Provisional Application Deadline

Spring Graduate:  March 7, 2022

The exam application and full details about how to apply are available through the NCSBN and Pearson VUE websites.

Accommodation Request

Contact the College as soon as possible for specific requirements related to requests for accommodation. For more information, please call 709-753-6040 or email [email protected].

NCLEX-RN® Resources

College Fact Sheet – Registration Exam Facts

The Registration Exam Fact Sheet provides an overview of the exam requirements for registrants and the remaining pages provide additional information on the NCLEX-RN that applicants are strongly encouraged to review in preparation to write their registration exam.

What’s New

Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) Information

NCSBN has been conducting the research and development of the Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) project in an effort to better measure the clinical judgment ability of entry-level nurses. Early NGN research found that nurses are responsible for a significant proportion of the judgments and decisions made in healthcare and newly licensed nurses are required to make progressively more complex decisions about patients. These research findings and NCSBN’s mission to support nurse regulators in their important work related to public safety were reasons to explore enhancing the measurement of clinical judgment within the NCLEX.

To provide a more detailed understanding of the NGN project, a Frequently Asked Questions section is available on the NCSBN website, please click here.

Additional information on the NGN project can be found on the NCSBN website.   

NCLEX-RN: Canadian and International Results Report -CCRNR

The Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators (CCRNR) publishes the NCLEX-RN Canadian and International Results Report, annually which includes a summary of graduates from Canadian and International nursing programs who have applied for registration/licensure in Canada and wrote the NCLEX-RN in that applicable year. Please visit the CCRNR website for more information.