Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia - Information for enrolled nurses
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Information for enrolled nurses

Current impacts:

Enrolled nurse MCQ – enrolled nurse candidates who are living outside Australia are not able to sit the MCQ as the exam is only able to be delivered in Australia at this time.

MCQ for enrolled nurses

The enrolled nurse MCQ Examination is delivered by Ahpra and uses a paper-based exam.

When you have been confirmed as a Stream B candidate and have established your portfolio, you will be advised by email that your portfolio is now complete. At this time your IQNM dashboard will reflect your eligibility to sit the EN MCQ examination.

Once you are deemed eligible to sit the EN MCQ Examination, the IQNM exam team will email you a copy of the EN Examination Form. The candidates must then register to sit by completing the form and pay the examination fee for the EN MCQ Examination.

You must provide relevant details required to process the examination fee payment. When you have paid the examination fee you will be sent a booking selection email.

The MCQ exam is held in the Ahpra state and territory offices. You will be able to nominate your preferred Australian capital city location for the exam.

The fee for the MCQ exam is $250 AUD. And must be paid prior to confirming your examination date.


OSCE for enrolled nurses

The OSCE is delivered at Adelaide Health Simulation (AHS) in Adelaide, South Australia.

No contact should be made to Adelaide Health Simulation in relation to the OSCE. All queries should be directed to the IQNM exams team.

Your MCQ result will be recorded within your Ahpra record. If you have passed the MCQ you will be contacted by Ahpra to let you know that you are eligible to sit the OSCE. You will need to pay the OSCE fee at this time.

Once your fee payment has been received the IQNM exams team will contact you in relation to upcoming dates for OSCE examinations.

The fee amount is $4000 AUD per sitting. The OSCE fee must be paid prior to confirming your examination date.


For more information regarding the candidate OSCE journey please read the below linked documents:

Page reviewed 1/08/2023