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Touchstone Institute

Registered Nurse Examiner



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The ARNAP is a standardized examination that tests the knowledge, skills and communication abilities of an Internationally Educated Nurse (IEN) in determining their eligibility to become registered in Alberta. IENs will be assessed with an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and a written multiple choice question (MCQ) clinical examination. Examiners will be required to oversee the OSCE and determine if the testing criteria has been met.

Job Description

Touchstone Institute is currently recruiting Registered Nurse Examiners for the 2017 Alberta Registered Nurse Assessment Program (ARNAP).


Examiner Training and Assessment Date Information:


  • Examiner Training – June 16, 2017, 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Assessment Day – June 17, 2017, 7 am – 5 pm

The exam date consists of 2 OSCE administrations and will run a full day (approx. 7:00am – 5:00pm)

  • Examiner training is mandatory – details to follow.
  • Examiners will be paid a total of $600 for Examiner Training and the Exam Day

  • All exams will be held in Calgary at the Medical Skills Centre, Foothills Medical Centre, University of Calgary


Examiner Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum attained education: Four year undergraduate degree in nursing
  • Current RN registration in good standing with CARNA (i.e., no professional conduct concerns or terms, conditions or limitations on practice)
  • Recent clinical nursing experience as an RN in Canada (i.e., within the past year)
  • Proficient understanding of national RN entry-to-practice competencies
  • Accurate contact information as per CARNA registration (must have current email address)
  • No recent involvement with CARNA committees (i.e., within 5 years)
  • No recent employment with CARNA (i.e., within 5 years)
  • No perceived conflict of interest with external interest groups (i.e., nursing placement and recruitment agencies)
  • Commitment to full participation in each session.


If you are interested in applying to be a nurse examiner, please submit a written summary outlining your interest and how you meet the Examiner Eligibility Criteria to Touchstone Institute at the following email:


Contact Information

Touchstone Instituteexams@tsin.ca
Posting Date: 28-Feb-2017Medical/Healthcare Contract, Part-Time ContractToHire Open 116-Jun-2017
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