NCLEX for RNs (National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses)



For IQNMs who fulfil AHPRA registration criteria, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) moved to an Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA) in March 2020. The bridging programme has been replaced with Outcomes-Based Assessment under this new system (OBA).

The Institute of Health & Management (IHM) has created the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RNs) course to assist nurses in preparation for the Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) test as part of Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA) in Australia.

NCLEX for RNs is a course that develops a candidate’s professional knowledge and prepares them for the Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) test that is part of Australia’s Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA).

* This course does not lead to direct registration as a Nurse or Midwife in Australia. NCLEX for RNs is a preparatory course which enhances the candidate’s professional knowledge and helps them to prepare for the Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) exam as a part of the Outcomes Based Assessment (OBA) in Australia.

** this course was previously called NCAP-OBA part 1

Course Details

Duration  : 13 weeks (including Orientation week)
Orientation  : 1 week
Course Delivery : Online
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NCAP- OBA (MCQ Preparation) is a preparatory course that develops a candidate’s professional knowledge and prepares them for the Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) test, which is part of Australia’s Outcomes Based Assessment (OBA).

This nursing programme will allow international nurses to learn content relevant to nursing care in Australia, as well as evaluate their nursing knowledge through ongoing assessment reviews in order to prepare for the OBA-NCLEX examination. The purpose of this course is to combine students prior nursing knowledge, experience, nursing abilities, and life experiences with new information about the Australian healthcare system, Australian Registered Nurse Standards of Practice, and Australian National Quality and Safety Health Standards.

The programme fosters a culture of critical enquiry, concept testing, and nursing knowledge production and extension in order to prepare students to become skilled, competent, confident, and critical thinking registered nurses in Australia.

  • 13 weeks (including Orientation week)
  • Orientation: 1 Week
  • Online
  • NAU 001: MCQ Exam for RNs

Total course fee $2000.

The applicant must hold current registration as a Registered Nurse in their home country.


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The Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (IHNA) is an RTO devoted to provide the finest learning experience for a successful and fulfilling career in nursing, health, and community services in Australia. And the Institute of Health & Management (IHM) is a private higher education provider focusing in nursing, nursing specialities, and management postgraduate higher education courses.

IHM and IHNA jointly offer this course


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