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  CANADIAN PRACTICAL NURSE REGISTRATION EXAMINATION

List of Competencies (2017-2021)

There are 85 competencies that make up the content domain for the exam. Each question on the CPNRE is linked to one of these competencies.

The competencies are organized into three broad categories, each representing a different proportion of the exam.


Competency Category

Number of Competencies

Percentage of Test Questions on the Exam

Professional, ethical and legal practice

30

20-30%

Foundations of practice

41

55-65%

Collaborative practice

14

10-20%

Assumptions

List of CPNRE competencies


Success on the CPNRE depends on two main factors:

  1. Your knowledge of practical nursing principles and content; and
  2. Your ability to apply this knowledge in the context of specific health-care scenarios presented on the CPNRE.
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