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Touchstone Institute

Chief Nurse Examiner



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About the ARNAP:

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

Reporting to the Executive Director, Assessment Programs the Chief Nurse Examiner will be responsible for the following with respect to administration of the ARNAP Examination


  • Review and become familiar with all items for the launch exam administration.
  • Attend and conduct the final Standardized Client training sessions (called a dry run), to ensure appropriate presentation of the case.
  • Attend and participate in examiner training workshops or presentations.
  • Become familiar with and be consistent with the examiner policies of Touchstone Institute.
  • Interact when necessary with the Chief Examiners at the Ontario site.
  • Attend all scheduled meetings and or teleconferences
  • Attend and supervising exam day components as a Chief Examiner
  • Provide station content and presentation support to the nurse examiners as a subject matter resource on exam day.
  • Conduct the examiner orientation on exam day if required.
  • Provide support and assistance to the standardized client trainers and standardized clients where applicable on exam day.
  • Assist with the understanding and use of station specific props.

  • Identify station specific issues during or post examination for the purpose of future refinements.
  • Other duties where applicable and agreed upon.


Time Commitment:




Stardardized Client Traning session known as a “dry run’

2 days

Examiner Training

4 hours

Exam Day Launch

10 hours

Teleconferences leading up to and post assessment for each assessment

5 hours

Please note: time commitment is approximate. 


Remuneration: $50/hr.

If you are interested in applying to be a Chief 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$50.00/hr 1 ASAP
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