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.

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
National Pass Rate Average 93% 91% 91% 90% 85%
National Writers   6776 7250 6772 5459 7528
Bow Valley College 93% 91% 91% 90% 92%
BVC Writers   358 458 490 229 480
Columbia College 92% 86% 81% 77% 74%
CC Writers   25 28 36 48 66
Keyano College 92% 95% 100% 93% 82%
KC Writers   12 19 13 14 17
Lethbridge College 93% 90% 95% 93% 93%
LC Writers   86 83 92 85 92
Medicine Hat College 88% 100% 96% 100% 100%
MHC Writers   26 17 23 14 16
Northern Lakes College 94% 88% 91% 83% 85%
NLC Writers   50 58 76 41 87
NorQuest College 92% 90% 93% 89% 91%
NC Writers   426 418 375 300 424
Portage College 94% 82% 97% 86% 93%
PC Writers   36 22 33 22 42
Red Deer College 96% 96% 99% 98% 89%
RDC Writers   54 49 77 51 90

 

 

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 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.