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January 17, 2012
On December 13, 2011, the RNAO wrote to the College of Nurses of Ontario  expressing its profound disappointment at the decision made by the CNO and its fellow regulators to move implementation of the RN entry exam to a US-owned company.
RN Regulators chose the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), a US-based organization, to bring the existing American exam, the NCLEX-RN to Canada for the purpose of licensing new Canadian nurses.
There is no question that the CNO and other RN regulators have the authority and responsibility to regulate and support competent safe practice in Canada. However, the RNAO supports the Canadian Nurses Association in calling for the regulators to withdraw immediately from their negotiations with the NCSBN. Why? First, RNAO shares the concern of many members about the impact of selecting a US company on Canadian health system principles and values. Second, RNAO fears that the regulators have not adequately thought through the impact of loss of control over test data and personal information on nurses’ privacy and security, particularly when the data becomes subject to the US Patriot Act. Third, delivering the existing US exam in Canada will promote greater mobility of nurses to the US.
What can you do? It is not too late. Canada’s RN regulators have 120 days to enter into a contract with the US company. Dozens of registered nurses have already written to and called the College urging them to revisit their decision. Keep up the pressure.
Forward the petition to your family, colleagues and friend.
Make sure the voices of nurses are heard.
When you sign the petition, you are endorsing the following important principles:
For more information on the Canadian Registered Nurse Examination(CRNE) 
To watch the CNA press conference “Ensuring a Canadian Solution for the RN Entry Exam” 
To download CNA’s press release Canadian Nurses Association declares made-and owned-in-Canada RN entry exam essential on January 13, 2012 
To download CNO's Letter to RNAO on December 16, 2011