Regulatory Exam - Practical Nurse (REx-PN)
The REx-PN is a new Canadian Practical Nurse exam developed for the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) and the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).
BCCNM and CNO have partnered with NCSBN to develop the REx-PN. NCSBN is dedicated to developing psychometrically sound and legally defensible nurse licensure and certification examinations consistent with current practice.
The REx-PN exam will launch in January 2022.
REx-PN Practice Analysis
The periodic performance of practice analysis (i.e., job analysis) studies assists BCCNM and CNO in evaluating the validity of the test plan that guides content distribution of the licensure examination for Licensed Practical/Registered Practical Nurses (LPN/RPNs). Because the Canadian health care industry is rapidly changing, practice analysis studies will be conducted by BCCNM and CNO on a five-year cycle. This practice analysis was conducted with the assistance of National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).
The passing standard for the REx-PN Examination is set at -0.32 logits. It takes effect Jan. 4, 2022 and will remain in effect through Dec. 31, 2026. Learn more about what this means and the standard setting process on the REx-PN Passing Standard page.