CNC practical nursing students.
Photo by Andrea Johnson
For the eighth straight year, CNC’s practical nursing students have achieved a 100 per cent pass rate on their national licensing exam.
The Canadian Practical Nursing Registration Exam is a national exam that most provinces use for provincial registration.
CNC’s practical nursing class of 2010, comprised of 32 graduates, wrote the exam in September, 2010 after they successfully completed the one-year certificate program.
The exam is composed of two parts, Part A and Part B. Exam writers are given three and a half hours in the morning and three and a half hours in the afternoon to write it. The exam is made up of approximately 300 multiple choice questions. Some questions are case-based and others are independent.
The practical nursing certificate program begins each September at CNC. One year later, students graduate in late August before writing the national exam.