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.
*Please note that in 2022, Ontario and British Columbia switched to an alternative registration exam, reducing the number of national writers for the CPNRE.
|National Pass Rate Average||91%||91%||90%||85%||94%|
|Bow Valley College||91%||91%||90%||92%||95%|
|Medicine Hat College||100%||96%||100%||100%||91%|
|Northern Lakes College||88%||91%||83%||85%||100%|
|Red Deer College||96%||99%||98%||89%||94%|
Pass Rates by Testing Window
The below report shows the pass rates for the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination in Alberta by the educational institution for each of the quarterly testing periods.
These results are graphed to the provincial and national averages for those exams.
CPNRE 2022 Annual Report for Alberta
CPNRE 2021 Annual Report for Alberta
CPNRE 2020 Annual Report for Alberta
CPNRE 2019 Annual Report for Alberta
For more info, Email the Registration Department, Ask CLPNA, 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta), or 780-484-8886.