How to Apply for the NCLEX-RN®

This section is for you if you are a Canadian graduate or Internationally Educated Nurse, who is applying to write the NCLEX-RN®.

How to Apply for the NCLEX-RN for Canadian Graduates

The NCLEX-RN® is the licensure exam to become an RN. Passing the NCLEX-RN® is one requirement to practice registered nursing in Saskatchewan.Under SRNA bylaws, you must write and pass the NCLEX-RN® within 3 years from your program completion date, or date of eligibility.

Requirements to Write the NCLEX-RN:

  1. SRNA Application form completed and applicable fees paid
  2. Transcripts and Dean’s verification are received at the SRNA
  3. PearsonVUE application form completed and applicable fees paid

Application Process:

  1. Complete the application form on MySRNA and pay the applicable fees
  2. Upload your identity documents (government issued photo ID, birth certificate, name change document, if applicable) on MySRNA.
  3. Request your nursing transcripts:
    • University of Saskatchewan graduates – order your transcripts on through PAWS after your program completion date
    • SCBScN graduates – your transcripts are automatically sent to the SRNA on your behalf
    • Out-of-province graduates – have your transcripts sent directly to the SRNA and have your school of nursing complete the Verification of Completion of Nursing Education Program
  4. When you are ready to schedule your exam, go to PearsonVUE and pay the NCLEX-RN® registration fee.

 Once you have registered with PearsonVUE:

  • SRNA verifies your registration with PearsonVUE,
  • Once your registration has been verified by the SRNA, PearsonVUE sends an Authorization to Test (ATT) through email,
  • you can now book your exam.

The ATT will specify the 90-day period in which the exam must be scheduled within. If an applicant does not write the exam within the 90-day period, the NCLEX-RN® application will be cancelled and the fee with Pearson VUE is non-refundable. Once your exam is booked, you will receive a confirmation email from PearsonVUE regarding your scheduled exam.

How to Apply for the NCLEX-RN for Internationally Educated Nurses

Requirements to Write the NCLEX-RN:

  1. You have received notification from the SRNA about your NCLEX-RN® eligibility
  2. SRNA Application form completed and applicable fees paid
  3. PearsonVUE application form completed and applicable fees paid

Application Process:

  1. Complete the application form on MySRNA and pay the applicable fees
  2. When you are ready to schedule your exam, go to PearsonVUE and pay the NCLEX-RN® registration fee.

Once you have registered with PearsonVUE:

  • SRNA verifies your registration with PearsonVUE,
  • Once your registration has been verified by the SRNA, PearsonVUE sends an Authorization to Test (ATT) through email,
  • you can now book your exam.

The ATT will specify the 90-day period in which the exam must be scheduled within. If an applicant does not write the exam within the 90-day period, the NCLEX-RN® application will be cancelled and the fee with Pearson VUE is non-refundable. Once your exam is booked, you will receive a confirmation email from PearsonVUE regarding your scheduled exam.

Testing Accommodations

If you have a professionally-recognized diagnosis of a disability, impairment, condition, or disorder which could affect your exam performance, you can request a testing accommodation. 

To request testing accommodations, complete the Testing Accommodation package.

You can only write at a permanent Pearson VUE testing centre when you have testing accommodations.

If you need any assistance with the testing accommodation process, contact us at exams@srna.org.

Regulations and entry requirements are subject to bylaw and policy changes.

If you have questions, contact exams@srna.org.

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