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
- Preparing to write the NCLEX: A Student Guide
- NCLEX Candidate Bulletin
- 2016 NCLEX Detailed Test Plan – Candidate
- NCLEX Frequently Asked Questions
- NCLEX Using CAT Video
- Pearson VUE
2016 NCLEX Conference for Canadian Educators
April 18, 2016
NCSBN- NCLEX Webinar Series
- Scope of Practice, Practice Analysis and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- NCLEX Test Plan
- NCLEX Item Writing and Item Review
- NCLEX Sensitivity and Differential Item Functioning Review