To qualify for registration as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse, all applicants must pass the registration examination approved by the Board. Since 2012, the exam approved by the CRPNM Board of Directors is the Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada Examination (RPNCE).
The RPNCE is a multiple-choice, paper and pencil exam that has been designed to test the entry level competence and safety to practice of new graduates and internationally educated applicants who are seeking registration as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in Manitoba.
The RPNCE is offered three times a year in January, May and October.
JOINT STATEMENT OF RPNRC MEMBERS: CRPNBC, CRPNA, RPNAS AND CRPNM
FRAUDULENT EXAM PREP GUIDE
A fraudulent exam study guide for the Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada Examination (RPNCE) is being sold online. The following website http://www.rpncestudyguide.com/ purports to a prep guide with "questions and answers sourced from actual previous RPNCE.” There is no such prep guide.
The RPNCE is the property of the Registered Psychiatric Nurse Regulators of Canada (RPNRC), which is composed of the four Registered Psychiatric Nurse regulatory authorities for British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The RPNRC has not yet released any online or paper prep guides or practice tests for the RPNCE, nor has RPNRC endorsed a prep guide put out by another group.
Please use extreme caution in purchasing any prep guide that promises to prepare you for the RPNCE. If you need more information, please contact the regulatory body in your jurisdiction.