Registration Services

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

Online Resources

NCLEX Communiqué

NCLEX Communiqué Fall 2014

NCLEX Communiqué Summer 2014

NCLEX Communiqué Winter 2014

NCLEX Communiqué Fall 2013

NCLEX Communiqué Summer 2013

NCLEX Communiqué Spring 2013

NCLEX Communiqué Winter 2013

NCLEX Webinar

The Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators and the NCSBN held an informational webinar in December 2012.

The webinar provides an overview of the role of regulatory examinations, why the NCLEX was selected for Canadian RN entry-to-practice, an introduction to the elements of computerized adaptive testing and NCLEX development, as well as information on how students and educators can prepare for the NCLEX in 2015. View the webinar: