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Since the adoption of the NCLEX, the new entry to practice exam for Registered Nurses in Canada in January 2015, there has been over a 10% decrease in pass rates since the CRNE exam, an outcry from nursing students over the emotional, financial and professional consequences, a lack of French resources for francophone nursing students and concern from stakeholders of the short and long term impacts on the nursing profession.


In January 2016, the CNSA National Assembly approved the NCLEX Briefing Note at their Annual General Meeting.

NCLEX Briefing Note: Download