Registration Examination

Individuals applying for registration in New Brunswick are required to pass the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX). The NCLEX is developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) in collaboration with Canadian RN regulatory bodies. The NCLEX measures the competencies needed to perform safely and effectively as an entry-level registered nurse.

The NCLEX is a variable length, computerized, adaptive test and is not offered in paper-and-pencil or oral examination formats. The exam may consist of anywhere from 75 to 265 question items.

Resources and Information

Candidate Resources

Educator Resources

2016 NCLEX Conference for Canadian Educators
April 18, 2016
Toronto, ON

NCSBN- NCLEX Webinar Series

Volunteer for the NCLEX Item Development Program!

NCLEX Communiqué