Registered Psychiatric Nurses, Partnering with People

What if I fail the examination?

You have 3 chances to write the examination within 4 years of graduation from an approved psychiatric nursing program (or, for international applicants, within 2 years of approval to write the examination).  After the first failure, there is no barrier to writing the examination a second time except for the time limit.  After the second failure, you must first take an approved remediation course before you will be permitted to write the exam a third time.  After the third failure, you may not write again until you have completed an approved psychiatric nursing re-entry program.