Nursing Leadership

Nursing Leadership 32(4) December 2019 : 74-80.doi:10.12927/cjnl.2020.26099
Concerns Of The Francophone Community

The NCLEX-RN as an Entry-to-Practice Exam in New Brunswick: The Rocky Road Story of Francophone Candidates to the Nursing Profession

Lise Guerrette-Daigle, Véronique Landry, Suzanne Harrison, Suzie Durocher-Hendriks, France L. Marquis, Lucille M. Auffrey, Rachel Maillet, Nicole D. Labrie, Monica McGraw and Isabelle Wallace


This article describes the experience of adopting the NCLEX-RN as an entry-to-practice exam among francophone baccalaureate nursing students in New Brunswick, Canada. The journey between 2012 and now has been difficult, and nursing leadership was necessary to inform key stakeholders regarding the inequities faced by francophone nursing students and to bring about change. Here is a description of the arduous work done by a group of concerned nurses (active and retired) to advocate for the rights of francophone nursing students.



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