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IQN Theoretical Exam

IQN is a computer-based exam with multiple choice questions and is taken by internationally qualified nurses seeking to be RN in New Zealand. The exam tests the candidates knowledge and ability to practise as a nurse in New Zealand.

The IQN exam has 120 questions to be attended as two parts:

  • Part A: Medication Safety – 12 questions in 30 minutess

    Questions related to medication and fluid safety

  • Part B: Nursing Knowledge – 108 questions in 135 minutes

    Questions related to management of nursing care,professional responsibility,Interpersonal relationships and interprofessional healthcare

Frequently Asked Questions

If you fail in one part, you can re-sit for that particular part again after applying

You have three attempts to pass the IQN Exam

If you could not complete the IQN exam within the time given, the computer will automatically submit what is answered. There will be no extra time given. You can enrol in our IQN training for learning as well as to boost time-management skills.

The Nursing Council of New Zealand will mail you within 6 weeks providing an invitation to enrol in the clinical competence assessment that includes the Orientation and Preparation Course which is like a training and the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) which is a practical skill testing exam.

You have three attempts to pass the IQN Exam within 6 months.

Yes, there are a lot of Pearson VUE test centres in India. You can download the test centres list in the pdf attached at the bottom of the page.