Practical Nurse Program CPNRE Results

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) determines the requirements for registration as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Alberta. One of these requirements is the successful completion of the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE).

The CLPNA publishes the statistics for the CPNRE for each of the approved Practical Nurse educational institutions in Alberta. This informs students, educational institutions and other stakeholders of the institution’s passing rates as compared with the national average.

CPNRE Pass Rates

For each college’s practical nurse program, the following table shows the average CPNRE pass rate and the number of exam writers for each of the last five years.

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 (to date)
National Pass Rate Average 92% 92% 93% 91% 91%
National Writers   6381 6956 6776 7250 5887
Bow Valley College 94% 90% 93% 91% 92%
BVC Writers   389 574 358 458 415
Columbia College 88% 93% 92% 86% 83%
CC Writers   34 27 25 28 35
Keyano College 100% 100% 92% 95% 100%
KC Writers   6 5 12 19 13
Lethbridge College 92% 94% 93% 90% 94%
LC Writers   91 95 86 83 83
Medicine Hat College 93% 97% 88% 100% 100%
MHC Writers   29 30 26 17 22
Northern Lakes College 98% 82% 94% 88% 93%
NLC Writers   44 45 50 58 70
NorQuest College 88% 91% 92% 90% 93%
NC Writers   420 490 426 418 239
Portage College 92% 100% 94% 82% 97%
PC Writers   38 14 36 22 33
Red Deer College 87% 76% 96% 96% 99%
RDC Writers   67 59 54 49 77

 

 

For more info, contact the Registration Department at Ask CLPNA, registration@clpna.com, 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta), or 780-484-8886.