Competency Assessment & Enhancement for Nursing Program (CAEN) PNCA 1000
The Competency Assessment & Enhancement for Nurses (CAEN) is designed for nurses who wish to update and/or enhance their nursing practice skills. The CAEN has 3 components; a self-assessment, an OSCE and multiple choice exam. The self-assessment is emailed to candidates to complete at home and bring to their appointment. The individualized assessment of nursing knowledge and skills is done in the simulation lab as if you were caring for a patient on a medical/surgical unit in an acute setting. The multiple choice exam is at entry level practice with reasonable working level of knowledge. Based on the assessment outcomes, areas for practice enhancement are identified and recommendations regarding educational support are provided.
The CAEN Assessment is by appointment only. Once registration has been received, applicants will be contacted to book an appointment. Once confirmed, an email notification will be sent that includes details for the appointment and the self assessment. The individualized simulation assessment takes 1.5 hours to complete. Please wear your nursing uniform for the simulation assessment. Candidates are allotted 3 hours to complete the multiple choice exam.
Please contact Lorna Wolfe at 604-599-2232 for current fees.
To be eligible to register, applicants must have one of the following:
- Current registration with CRNBC (or CRPNBC); OR
- Provisional registration with the CRNBC / CRPNBC; OR
- Referral from CRNBC / CRPNBC
How to Register
Please print this registration form and clearly print your information, sign and fax your completed form, along with your proof of entrance requirements noted above, to Lorna Wolfe at 604.599.2460.
Candidates may wish to review a Medical surgical textbook or Psychomotor Skills textbook prior to the assessment but it is not mandatory.
Please call Lorna Wolfe, Program Assistant 604-599-2232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org