The Canadian Examination for Baccalaureate Nursing is a voluntary, bilingual national exam for graduates of baccalaureate programs of nursing.
CASN’s mandate is to promote high quality nursing education in Canada. To this end, graduates of Canadian baccalaureate nursing programs are invited to take this exam. Success provides official recognition through national certification of the candidate’s mastery of the essential components of baccalaureate education for nursing in the Canadian context.
The exam assesses candidates on the learning outcomes of CASN’s National Nursing Education Framework for baccalaureate education. These learning outcomes incorporate both the national academic expectations for baccalaureate level education and professional nursing competencies.
CASN is the national voice for nursing education, research, and scholarship and represents baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs in Canada. Founded in 1942, the mission of CASN is to lead nursing education and nursing scholarship in the interest of healthier Canadians. As a bilingual, voluntary, registered charitable organization, CASN represents 94 universities and colleges that offer part or all of an undergraduate or graduate degree in nursing. It is also the national accrediting agency for degree-granting entry-to-practice nursing programs.
Learn more about CASN at www.casn.ca.
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