BCCNM and the College of Nurses of Ontario have partnered with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing to develop a new entry-to-practice exam for practical nurses. The Regulatory Exam - Practical Nurse (REx-PN) will launch on Jan. 4, 2022.
Until the application deadline to write the last sitting of the CPNRE has passed, we cannot assess applicants for eligibility to write the REx-PN.
If your program will not be completed by Oct. 25, 2021, please do not apply until after Nov. 2, 2021. After Nov. 2, details on how to register will be provided on this page.
The fee to write the
REx-PN will be $350 plus applicable taxes per attempt. This fee is non-refundable and is in addition to BCCNM application and registration fees.
You can't register to write the exam yet, but there are materials available to help you prepare for the REx-PN:
A set of two
REx-PN practice exams of 80 questions each is available for a fee of US$150 from the exam developer. These practice exams can give you a sense of the look and feel of a computerized adaptive test (CAT), which is the formal of the actual REx-PN exam you will take on your test day.
REx-PN Using CAT from