NCLEX-RN is the approved exam for the purpose of establishing initial RN registration in Manitoba. Applicants who have successfully written the exam since 1982 are eligible for registration provided they have met all other requirements.
Update on Number of Writes
Sep. 9, 2016 - the College’s Board of Directors gave approval to proceed with changes to the Registered Nurse Regulations (current legislation in Manitoba) to update the number of allowable writes on the NCLEX-RN. Click here to view the report summary.
Since NCLEX-RN became an approved entry-to-practice exam in Canada, we have been involved in a CCRNR working group that is exploring factors that impact exam eligibility, including the number of allowable writes. This work is now complete and some provinces have already moved forward with the group’s recommendations. Our Board's vote falls in line with other jurisdictions and we continue to work collaboratively with other regulators across Canada.
Writing the NCLEX-RN
Exam writings take place at Pearson Vue Testing Centres. You must register with Pearson Vue at the same time as applying for exam eligibility with the College.
How to register:
- Online: http://pearsonvue.com/nclex
- By phone: 1-866-496-2539 (Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST)
You can register and write the exam in English or French.
The fee to write the exam is $360 CAD. You will receive your results directly from the College.
To help develop the NCLEX-RN please see our volunteer opportunities page.
Information for Applicants who fail the NCLEX-RN
If you failed the NCLEX-RN, read this document for some helpful tips to prepare for your next writing.
- NCLEX Candidate Bulletin and Bulletin At-A-Glance
- 2016 NCLEX-RN Test Plan
- RN Practice Analyses
- NCLEX Using CAT Video
- English webinar
- French webinar