Registration Examination

This information is for candidates who are preparing to write the Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada Examination (RPNCE). This exam is developed with and maintained by Assessment Strategies Inc., which provides registration exams for regulatory bodies across Canada.

As well as the ’frequently asked questions’ below, please take a look at our ‘Examination’ Registration Requirement document.

The Registered Psychiatric Nurse Regulators of Canada has also released tools to help candidates prepare for the examination: Study Guide (PDF) and Practice Test.

Questions – The RPNCE Exam

Questions – Applying for the RPNCE

Questions – The Day of the Exam

Questions – After the Exam

Suggested Resources

The following are suggestions for resources that may assist you when preparing for this registration exam:

Addictions and Mental Health. 2015. Ralph, I.;

Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing. 2014. Potter, P. & Perry, A. Elsevier Canada

Fundamentals of Canadian Nursing: Concepts, Process, and Practice. 2014. Kozier, B., Erb, G., Berman, A., et al. Pearson Canada Inc.

Medical English Clear & Simple: A Practice-Based Approach to English for ESL Healthcare Professionals. 2010. Hull, M. Philadelphia: E.A. Davis & Company

Psychotropic Agents. 2014. Ralph, I.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing for Canadian Practice. 2015. Austin, W. & Boyd, M. Wolters Kluwer

Varcarolis’ Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. Halter, M.J. 2014. Elsevier Canada

If you have any questions regarding the exam or exam process, please email: [email protected]


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