Multiple-choice question (MCQ) exam

What is the MCQ exam?

The multiple-choice question (MCQ) exam assesses the candidate’s professional knowledge. There are separate exams for internationally qualified nurses and midwives (IQNMs) intending to register in Australia as a registered nurse (RN), enrolled nurse (EN), or midwife:

  • The RN MCQ exam is the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) develops and delivers the NCLEX-RN through Pearson VUE test centres in most countries.
  • The midwifery MCQ exam is developed by the NMBA in conjunction with the Midwifery Council of New Zealand and delivered through Aspeq test centres in most countries.

Information on the EN MCQ exam will soon be published.

Page reviewed 2/03/2020