Nurse Registration Examinations

Canadian regulators, with the exception of Quebec, adopted the NCLEX-RN as the exam that tests whether an applicant to the nursing profession in Canada is ready to provide safe care to the public. The NCLEX-RN tells us whether an applicant has the ability to assess and respond to changes in vital signs, perform comprehensive health assessments, assess a client’s need for pain management, perform calculations needed to safely administer medications, and maintain client confidentiality and privacy. These are just a few examples of the knowledge, skill and judgment that is assessed on the exam. Visit CCRNR’s website for additional information.

NCLEX-RN® Newfoundland and Labrador Testing Locations & Schedule

Newfoundland and Labrador will have 2 locations to write the exam depending on the time of the year.

Permanent Test Center:

235 Water Street
Suite 102
St. John's. NL A1C 1B6


Temporary Test Center ( July 15-20):

Grenfell Campus - Memorial University
1 Canada Games Place
Corner Brook, NL A2H 5G4

Apply for provisional registration with CRNNL, register and pay the NCLEX exam fee to National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) by the application deadline.


Provisional Application Deadline

Certificate of Conduct

Spring Graduate:

March 9, 2020

March 9, 2020

Fall Graduate:

September 2, 2020

September 2, 2020


The exam application and full details about how to apply are available through the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) and Pearson VUE.

Accommodation Request

Please contact CRNNL as soon as possible for specific requirements related to requests for accommodation. For more information, please call 709-753-6040 or email


NCLEX-RN® Resources

CRNNL Fact Sheet - Registration Exam Facts

NCLEX-RN® Examination Candidate Bulletin

NCLEX-RN® Test Plan

NCLEX Practice Exam™



Answers About the NCLEX-RN®

The NCLEX-RN® Frequently Asked Questions for Canadian Educators & Students, available in English and Français, provide information around exam development, content and administration, as well as how educators can prepare for the implementation of the NCLEX-RN® exam.

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