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
PLEASE NOTE: The online application for registration is now closed. Please contact ARNPEI for further information.
Step 2: Submit proof of legal name by email (email@example.com) 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 that includes a vulnerable sector check. The criminal record check must have been issued within one month prior to submission.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.