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zelda40 zelda40 (New) New

hello all

I want to know that after passing the registered practical nurse written examination do you also have to do some practical exams?

Thanks!

No practical exam though you have to write the jurisprudence online before you can complete your registration.

What about the quality assurance program? When do we do that?

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

I have been an RPN for 7 years and I have never been required to do it. Neither has any of my coworkers.

xokw, BSN, RN

Specializes in Public Health. Has 5 years experience.

You are required to do a learning plan yearly and keep it in your own files. The CNO can request proof that these have been done. The information is found under the QA section of the CNO website.

Your school should have gone over this with you before you graduated.

Thanks everyone!

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

You are required to do a learning plan yearly and keep it in your own files. The CNO can request proof that these have been done. The information is found under the QA section of the CNO website.

Your school should have gone over this with you before you graduated.

Just out of curiosity, have you ever heard of anyone having to do this? we talked about it at work one day and no one ever had been asked, even nurses that had been working for years.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 32 years experience.

Although not CNO I worked with someone earlier this year who was asked to provide proof to their college of LPN of continual learning

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

CNO is the college that regulates the PNs in Ontario.. Hmm that's interesting.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 32 years experience.

I live out in NS so it does happen although I don't think as often as we think

NotReady4PrimeTime, RN

Specializes in NICU, PICU, PCVICU and peds oncology. Has 25 years experience.

Here in Alberta, 10% of all registrants each year are audited - we're told at the time our renewal notice is sent out. Several of the nurses on my unit have been "randomly selected". CARNA requires documentation of all continuing competence efforts to support completion of your learning plan and they can go back 5 years. One of my coworkers, whose first language isn't English, didn't understand the requirements when she was audited and didn't provide the correct information. CARNA then only registered her temporarily until she complied. They play hard ball out here!

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