OTTAWA, Dec. 9, 2011 /CNW/ - The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) is shocked at the announcement by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) that NCSBN will bring the NCLEX-RN® exam to Canada for the purpose of licensing new nurses. This means that by as early as 2015, the current Canadian exam will no longer exist and new nurses could be writing an exam with no Canadian content.
Jan 4, '12
I'm not sure how I feel about this. Nursing is a universal profession and I think a better solution is to have a international agreement on content and composition of national exams than to use one exam that may not reflect the customs or workings of the society/system.
Is there some evidence of higher percentages of medical errors made by Canadian nurses that I'm unaware of or did some agency that specializes in flooding the market with Phillipina nurses complain it was "unfair" fo them to have to pass NCLEX when Canadians didn't maybe?
Last edit by AprettynewRN on Jan 4, '12