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Adult & Pediatric NP Exams

The Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators (CCRNR) announces that Canadian nursing regulators have approved adult and pediatric NP exams effective spring of 2014.

posted April 4, 2014



April 4, 2014

(BEAVERTON): The Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators (CCRNR) is pleased to announce that Canadian jurisdictions are approving the following adult and pediatric nurse practitioner (NP) examinations effective spring of 2014 for NP registration/licensure in their jurisdiction:

(i) American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) — Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Examination (A-GNP PC) for candidates in the adult stream

(ii) Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) — Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner — Primary Care (PNCB PNP) Examination for candidates in the pediatric stream.

Both examinations are valid, reliable and address the Canadian competencies expected for the practice of entry-level NPs. All member jurisdictions are expected to have Council approval by April 2014.

The CCRNR ended its contractual agreement with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide the adult and pediatric exams to Canadian applicants as of February 28, 2014. The ANCC exam provider will still be offering their exams to those applicants in the United States and other countries.

In addition, CCRNR announced in November 2013 the launch of the Nurse Practitioner Practice Analysis Project. The purpose of this project is to provide a comprehensive description of NP practice in Canada to inform future decisions concerning entry-to-practice exams. The Practice Analysis work will establish consistent exam requirements for licensure or registration across the country.

Members of CCRNR will be kept informed of developments as they occur.

For more information, please visit Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators(CCRNR)
Suite 302 – 396 Osborne St
PO Box 244
Beaverton ON L0K 1A0
phone: 705-426-2777
fax: 1-866-814-6456


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