Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Nursing Students Will Soon Write RN Exam Online

Nursing Student

Nursing Student

Ontario’s nursing students may be able to write their RN exam on a computer by 2015. The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) recently announced that they’re aiming to have their test administered on computers by the year 2015.

“I am confident in the ability of this partnership to further the goal of public protection and contribute to regulatory excellence in Canada,” says Anne Coghlan, Executive Director and CEO of CNO.

To become a Registered Nurse in Ontario, an applicant must first successfully complete the Canadian Registered Nurse Examination (CRNE).The CRNE includes approximately 200 multiple choice questions and takes approximately four hours.

In a recent media release, the CNO announced that they have partnered with CNO nine other Canadian RN regulators to complete a comprehensive search for an exam provider. The search included a detailed RFP process and an independent assessment of the final proposals by a Canadian psychometric expert.

The end goal is to provide nursing students with an exam that is affordable, accessible year-round, and provides exam results within 48 hours. As it stands now, you can only write the exam in Ontario in February, June and October.

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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