Anyone writing CRNE for the 3rd time? - page 2

by lovelivelearn

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Hi, I was wondering if anyone is writing CRNE for the third time on Feb 2, 2011????? or if you're writing the second time? What are your strategies for the exam?? I was going to take U of T prep course but unfortunately they... Read More


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    Quote from SandBetweenMyToes
    These all sound like good resources, but you really need to put in a minimum of a couple hours a night for at least two months...that seems to be the minimum study time that all my classmates who passed put in. I seriously would reschedule if you are not able to do that, especially in light of this being the last time you can write. Prep classes can be useful, but they are no substitute for doing hundreds, if not thousands of practice questions before hand. Doing practice questions will help you identify your areas of weakness. Each question you get wrong, look up the topic and quickly review anything not explained in the answer rationale. Mosby, Lippincott, etc...all of these have answers with rationale, and this is key...you need to read and understand the rationale of every question, especially the ones you get wrong.

    Do u think 6 hours a day everyday for the month of january leading up to the exam feb 2, would be enough? Going over notes and practice questions?
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    Hi there. Don't forget to allow yourself time for rest and relaxation
    While you do need to be focused, its very important not to burn out. When I studied, I put in 5 days a week, 4 to 5 hours a day (with breaks) for 5 weeks. So 2 full days off. This was about the average for my friends, too. You will have it this time. Good luck.
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    Quote from joanna73
    Hi there. Don't forget to allow yourself time for rest and relaxation
    While you do need to be focused, its very important not to burn out. When I studied, I put in 5 days a week, 4 to 5 hours a day (with breaks) for 5 weeks. So 2 full days off. This was about the average for my friends, too. You will have it this time. Good luck.

    Thank you The only thing i'm afraid of is what if i can't relax during the exam but regardless I'm going to keep being positive right now.
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    Well its perfectly natural to be nervous, but you have to try not to let it overwhelm you. You have to believe that you know the information, which I'm sure you do. Mentally picture yourself sitting there, writing the exam. And know that you can pass it. Good luck
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    You are not alone. Be positive and do the best you can. 2 best things to do is study and pray.all the best. Good luck
    Last edit by thesweetpea on May 7, '11 : Reason: inserted a word
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    This will be my last and final chance at writing the CRNE in Feb 2013. I am more than depressed right now.....I am crushed. Everything that I have strive to work towards and become is so close yet so far. Was it all for nothing? I thought I prepared myself enough for the second attempt, but I guess not. (I read Mosby, did the prep question and did the CRNE practice questions a month before the exam).

    Does anyone know if taking the online course offered by primededucation.ca is worth the $400 or if the practice exams are worth the $50? Did anyone find reading Lippcott helpful?

    I will be receiving my letter in 2-3 weeks regarding the courses I will have to take in preparation of this final exam. I will be re-reading the Mosby and pay more attention to the rationale behind each question. I am so thankful to have the support of the nurse educator who has given me a list of educational sessions I can attend and who has offered to help me with my studying. I am thankful to have been offered a job as a HCA on my unit after loosing my license as a GN.

    Does anyone have any study strategies that they found helpful?
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    HI Lovelivelearn,

    I can feel your pain! I am also going through the same thing. I am sorry, I am struggling to find out what would be the useful tips at this point. Perhaps other people can help us here. I will be giving my 2nd attempt in october, 2012 and planning to take toronto school of health prep course. I was wondering if you know this prep course can actually help me do well in the nurses-client and professional practice competencies. For me, these two topics are killing me and I do not seem to get an idea of how to crack the questions r/t these topics. Since you have taken this prep course, do you think it would help me at all in these areas as I need help in only those areas? Your response would be appreciated.

    I hope that you are now working as an RN. I am sure you nailed the last attempt!

    thanks
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    I think this is a very old post, but to those who failed please do not give up, with the lords help you will succeed! Sometimes life puts these barriers to test us. Start studying everyday. I would wake up every morning and practice 100 questions to practice my comprehension. I would really study the rationales and try to figure out what I was doing wrong. I failed the first time even though I studied a lot, so what I did the second time was really refined what I learned. I found I knew a lot of things not very well. I also studied the competencies and really practiced the CNO modules. Study everyday and read your potter and perry!
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    Hi lovelivelearn,
    can I ask how was the Toronto school's course? cos I am planning to take that but not sure if that will help..I am appearing for October 2012.
    H...E...L....P.... please
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    Hi tweeto,
    I am also appearing in Oct.2012 .and registered myself with Toronto school for prep course..dont know if its any good...if u find out please post it here for me..thanks in advance and good luck


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