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.

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
National Pass Rate Average 92% 93% 91% 91% 90%
National Writers   6956 6776 7250 6772 5459
Bow Valley College 90% 93% 91% 91% 90%
BVC Writers   574 358 458 490 229
Columbia College 93% 92% 86% 81% 77%
CC Writers   27 25 28 36 48
Keyano College 100% 92% 95% 100% 93%
KC Writers   5 12 19 13 14
Lethbridge College 94% 93% 90% 95% 93%
LC Writers   95 86 83 92 85
Medicine Hat College 97% 88% 100% 96% 100%
MHC Writers   30 26 17 23 14
Northern Lakes College 82% 94% 88% 91% 83%
NLC Writers   45 50 58 76 41
NorQuest College 91% 92% 90% 93% 89%
NC Writers   490 426 418 375 300
Portage College 100% 94% 82% 97% 86%
PC Writers   14 36 22 33 22
Red Deer College 76% 96% 96% 99% 98%
RDC Writers   59 54 49 77 51

 

 

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 2020 Annual Report for Alberta

CPNRE 2019 Annual Report for Alberta

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.