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Nurse practitioner written exams

Information and resources for preparing for written exams.

All NP applicants are required to complete a written examination and the OSCE. The following written nurse practitioner exams are recognized by CRNBC:

Family stream

  • ​The Canadian Nurse Practitioner Examination (CNPE) in family, 2005 to present. ​
  • The American Nurses Credentialing Centre (ANCC) examination in family, 2005 to present
  • The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) in family, 2005 to present

Adult stream

  • The American Nurses Credentialing Centre (ANCC) examination in adult, 2005 to January 31, 2014
  • The American Nurses Credentialing Centre (ANCC) examination in adult-gerontology primary care, 2013 to present
  • The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) examination in adult gerontology primary care, 2013 to present
  • The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) examination in adult, 2005 to present

Pediatric stream

  • The American Nurses Credentialing Centre (ANCC) examination in pediatrics, 2005 to January 31, 2014
  • The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) nurse practitioner certification exam, 2005 to present

Contact CRNBC for information on applying for the exams. ​

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