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Initial Graduate Registration

In order to become registered to practise as a registered nurse in Prince Edward Island, graduates must meet the initial registration requirements which include passing the National Council Licensure Examination for RNs (NCLEX-RN). The NCLEX-RN is administered by Pearson VUE, an international testing company. A graduate must apply using the process described below and pay the applicable fees.

CRNMPEI will issue a registration certificate to practice as a Registered Nurse Provisional class upon confirmation of program completion and notification that the NCLEX-RN is scheduled. A registration certificate is required in order to begin orientation and work as a Registered Nurse Provisional class. A fee is required prior to certificate issue. Once you have successfully completed (passed) the NCLEX-RN,  your registration status will be updated to General Class RN and the provision of supervision will cease. 

Application for Registration with CRNMPEI and Taking the NCLEX-RN Exam

Step 1: Complete the CRNMPEI online NCLEX-RN Application 

Step 2: Submit proof of legal name through the application or by email ( or fax (902 628 1430): copy of birth certificate and copy of marriage certificate (if applicable); copy of government-issued identification with your photo on it (such as a copy of your passport photo page or your driver’s license.)

Step 3: Submit a criminal record check (original copy). The criminal record check must be issued within one month prior to the date of your application. You will upload a copy of your criminal record check into the Application Portal and send the original copy of the criminal record check to CRNMPEI, and if you wish to retain your originals, they can be returned to you, if requested. Be sure to indicate if you wish originals returned, when you submit the documents.

Step 4: Apply to Pearson VUE to take NCLEX. Register and create a web account with Pearson VUE at and pay the exam fee. CRNMPEI advises Pearson VUE of a graduate’s eligibility to take the NCLEX upon confirmation of program completion from the Dean of the school of nursing. You will be able to schedule an appointment with Pearson VUE to take the exam after receipt of the authorization to test (ATT) from Pearson VUE. NCLEX results will be emailed to all candidates within 2 business days after taking the exam.  The NCLEX is available at other writing centers outside of the province on an ongoing basis.

Testing Accommodation – In order to receive instructions on how to proceed with a request for testing accommodation, CRNMPEI must be contacted at least one month prior to taking the NCLEX. Email the College at to arrange this.   

Step 5: Complete the Graduate Nurse Application and pay the applicable fees.

NOTE — This application must be completed in order to move to a Registered Nurse application once you have successfully completed the NCLEX-RN. The Graduate Nurse application must be completed whether or not you plan to work as a Registered Nurse Provisional class.

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