The Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) Prep Guide, 5th edition, was developed to
assist candidates in preparing to take the CPNRE. You can benefit from the CPNRE Prep Guide whether you
have several months or only a couple of weeks to prepare for the examination.
Success on the CPNRE depends on two key 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. The CPNRE Prep Guide is designed to help you prepare to optimize both of these
The CPNRE Prep Guide is a secure PDF document that contains information about the CPNRE, test-taking
strategies, a full-length 165 multiple-choice question Practice Test, corresponding rationales for each
option and two references per question. Your purchase includes access to an online version of the
165 multiple-choice questions Practice Test. The online Practice Test can be used to simulate taking the
The questions on the Practice Test have been used on previous administrations of the CPNRE and were created
using the same examination development methods. The Practice Test reflects the current Blueprint.
The online Practice Test is available in English and French and is delivered using the same test delivery
system as the computer-based CPNRE.
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