NCLEX update from the College of Nurses of Ontario

Information for applicants who have already passed the NCLEX-RN exam: On September 18, 2014, the Council of the College of Nurses of Ontario passed a motion to accept successful NCLEX-RN exam writes from the beginning of 1982 to the end of 2014. If you are a current RN applicant who applied to the CNO before that date, and you can show the CNO you successfully wrote the NCLEX-RN within that timeframe, then you have met the examination requirement.

However, as for all RN candidates, their nursing program will be assessed to determine equivalency to a Canadian baccalaureate nursing program. Should the assessment indicate the applicant has unmet competencies they may be offered the opportunity to complete the IENCAP and may be required to take additional courses to meet the CNO “nursing education ” requirement.

If you are a CARE Centre member and have questions, contact your Case Manager. Review NCLEX information on the CNO website: