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.
Important COVID-19 Update:
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rapidly evolve, the Registered Psychiatric Nurse Regulators of Canada have been working with its high stakes examination provider, Yardstick Assessment Strategies (YAS), to ensure we are following the advice of health experts and governments. We take the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, candidates and all stakeholders seriously.
At the exam, pandemic health protocols are put in place. Exam materials are disinfected and gloves are worn during the manipulation and distribution of the exam materials. Invigilators and exam writers are asked to wear masks and meet the distancing guidelines.
Registered Psychiatric Nurse Regulators of Canada (RPNRC)
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. RPNRC, in collaboration with our exam testing partner, Yardstick Assessment Strategies (YAS), provides a study guide and an optional, online practice test to assist Internationally Educated Nurse applicants and Canadian psychiatric nursing graduates to prepare to write the Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada Examination (RPNCE).
RPRNC is aware that an 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.”
RPRNC advises exam applicants to use extreme caution in purchasing any prep guide that promises to prepare you for the RPNCE.
The RPNRC endorsed Study Guide is available, free of charge, here and on the websites of each provincial regulator.