In order to become registered to practise as a registered nurse in Prince Edward Island for the first time, graduates of the University of Prince Edward Island must meet the initial registration requirements which include passing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). The NCLEX is administered by Pearson VUE, an international testing company.
Application for Registration with ARNPEI and Taking the NCLEX-RN Exam
Step 1: Complete the ARNPEI online Application for Registration [insert block here to click].
PLEASE NOTE: The online application for the February 2018 NCLEX will open on January 8, 2018 closing February 9, 2018; ** First time writers only **
Step 2: Submit proof of legal name by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax (902 628 1430): copy of birth certificate and copy of marriage certificate (if applicable).
Step 3: Submit a current criminal record check through CSI Screening. Log on to www.csiscreening.com, complete the Canadian Criminal Record Check and indicate “ARNPEI – Association of Registered Nurses of PEI” as the company. Criminal record checks are valid for six months from the date of issue. A vulnerable sector check is required.
Step 4: Apply to Pearson VUE to take NCLEX. Register and create a web account with Pearson VUE at www.pearsonvue.com and pay the exam fee. ARNPEI 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 typically 2-3 days after taking the exam. The NCLEX will be offered in Charlottetown: February 13-14, 2018. 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, ARNPEI must be contacted at least two months prior to writing the NCLEX. Email us at email@example.com to arrange this.
Graduate Nurse Permit
ARNPEI will issue a permit to practice as a graduate nurse upon confirmation of program completion and notification that the NCLEX is scheduled. A permit is required in order to begin orientation and work as a graduate nurse. If a permit is issued, registration must be obtained by paying the registration fee upon passing the NCLEX.