Just wanna know what’s the passing score or celban standard in BC. Tnx
Thank you for your question. There are so many ways to ask this question; and, I get asked it all the time:
- What is the score for NNAS?
- What is the CELBAN passing score?
- What are the CELBAN score requirements for nurses?
What is the CELBAN band score?
What is the CELBAN score for CNO?
It is also a good question considering that the requirements for English Proficiency scores and tests were once different province to province, and can and do change over time.
This is a quote from the CELBAN Help Centre:
There are two true and reliable sources for information about the CELBAN: The CELBAN Centre and NNAS.
STEP ONE: Contact the CELBAN Official Website
“STEP TWO: Learn more from the NNAS
Go to the National Nursing Assessment Service (www.nnas.ca/) website to get answers to the question:
What is the passing score for nurses on the CELBAN?”
In 2020 the required scores were as follows:
- CELBAN Listening score: 10.0
- CELBAN Reading score: 8.0
- CELBAN Speaking score: 8.0
- CELBAN Writing score: 7.0
NOTE: The required scores can and do change. When I first started CELBANPrep back in 2009, the required score for CELBAN listening was a 9.
As of 2022, due to the shortage of nurses, as a result of the pandemic: in some situations, the scores have changed once again.
The score for CELBAN listening has been decreased to a 9!
NOTE: This change may only be temporary. Stay informed through the links above and the provincial licensing college you are applying to!
The reason that required scores on the CELBAN are so high for two reasons:
- Upon achieving the required English score, you may be required to take university-level classes. In order to help you to succeed this standard has been created.
- As a nurse, you work in both moderately demanding and demanding situations. Miscommunication puts patients at risk. Patient safety is above all important. You will not be able to continue on your path of becoming a nurse in Canada until you have proven to NNAS and the licensure bodies that you can keep your patients safe by communicating clearly when reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
So taking your English skills seriously is extremely important if you want to become a nurse in Canada. It takes time, preparation, and practice.