On January 2015, Canadian provinces changed their licensing examination for registered nurses from Canadian Registered Nurse Examination (CRNE) to NCLEX‐RN which is already followed by their neighbour, the USA.
Since its adoption, the passing rate for nurses writing NCLEX-RN reduced in Canada.
Research is still underway to find the reasons attributing to the declining pass rate. One of them can be the misalignment between NCLEX-RN exam content and the Canadian nursing school curricula. For example, in Canada, nursing education has a strong focus on primary health care and community nursing whereas, NCLEX-RN focuses on client need categories.
While questions still remain on the suitability of adopting a US-based examination in Canada given their significant differences in social and cultural values and a vastly different health care system, NCLEX-RN is the official exam as of now. Hence, for those nurses hoping to work as a RN in Canada, the only available option at this moment is, to prepare for the NCLEX-RN exam.
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