Petitioning Canadian jurisdictional nursing regulators

Why are we still using an American-based exam for Canadian nurses?


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Currently Canadian nurses are required to complete an American-based entry-to-practice exam in order to be deemed competent to practice. This exam was brought in and first written by new grads in 2015 and ever since its implementation there has been issues reported by writers and concerns voiced by many stakeholders. Writers have reported of poor translation, the lack of preparatory materials for French writers, coming across American specific content, and the elimination of important class and clinical learning opportunities within their Canadian curriculum to make way for exam preparatory materials. These continued issues are leading to negative impacts to the nursing profession, and ultimately the safety of our patients and Canadian healthcare system. CNSA is taking action and seeking remediation for these presented issues. Visit the link for further details on the issues. We would appreciate your support in ensuring patient safety is a priority in our nursing education. #protectnursingprotectthepublic #reviewbeforerenew #NCLEXremediation #generallydispleasedaboutourlicensingexam

CNSA Press Release: Studying to Be a Canadian Nurse or Studying to Take an American Exam?

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