Before the Morning (Failed CRNE three times. what now?) - page 10

by yahy

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I just received a bad news. My nursing career is over. Yes, I am no longer one of you, but I feel a need to share my story. I have failed the CRNE for the third time and honestly, I don't know what is there left for me. I know... Read More


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    no, I am not internationally-trained nurse. I did my baccalaureate degree in Nursing in Ontario, Canada. Yes, it is really devastating but I can't afford to dwell on my failure and be depressed because I have a family to take care of. After all the hardship, sleepless nights studying, attending review class, I just can't comprehend and I have a hard time accepting that I still failed by 1 or 2 points. I am still hurting but I know that what I am going through right now will come to pass. It helps to know that I am not alone in this journey...thanks to all the people that shared their experiences.
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    Quote from survivor007
    no, I am not internationally-trained nurse. I did my baccalaureate degree in Nursing in Ontario, Canada. Yes, it is really devastating but I can't afford to dwell on my failure and be depressed because I have a family to take care of. After all the hardship, sleepless nights studying, attending review class, I just can't comprehend and I have a hard time accepting that I still failed by 1 or 2 points. I am still hurting but I know that what I am going through right now will come to pass. It helps to know that I am not alone in this journey...thanks to all the people that shared their experiences.

    Thanks survivor007,
    how did you apply to write for the 4th time? is it only for applying on different province since your writing it at BC?
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    Quote from jmarc99
    Thanks survivor007,
    how did you apply to write for the 4th time? is it only for applying on different province since your writing it at BC?
    Yea, I would like to know this as well.. Did you write a letter to CNO about requesting to write it the 4th time?
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    Being granted the opportunity to write the CRNE for a 4th time is limited to those with extenuating circumstances. It's not common at all. Changing provinces is NOT a strategy to obtain another 3 tries since the CRNE is a national exam and all 9 provinces and 3 territories that use it for entry to practice have the 3-tries-and-you're-done regulation. It doesn't matter if you wrote your first time in Ontario, your second in Manitoba and your third in Alberta, you've written it 3 times and the Canadian Nurses' Association has records of each attempt. Extenuating circumstances would include becoming ill or receiving a call regarding a family emergency requiring one's presence while writing the exam and having to leave in the middle, having had a death in the family or a motor vehicle collision or being victimized by a violent crime immediately preceding the exam that would cause the candidate to be distracted and that sort of thing. It would NOT include being poorly prepared, having a shaky command of English, failing to manage one's time appropriately, being too nervous about failing or any of the multitude of excuses that people could imagine.
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    hello jmarc99 and omd3,
    I wrote to the CNO’s Board of Directors to make an appeal for a 4th writing but they told me that I can’t take the CRNE after 3 failed attempts. CNO suggested that I should go back to school and take the nursing course again and it was not what I expected to hear from them. I was really heartbroken and it took me a while to get back on my feet again. However, I was informed by one of the Case Management Coordinators that I can make an appeal for a 4th writing on compassionate reasons. Since my family relocated to BC, I contacted CRNBC and inquired if I was eligible to write after 3 unsuccessful attempts. I received a letter in response to my inquiry and they requested that I provide all necessary documents needed by the CRNBC’s Board of Directors to review my case (they will tell you exactly what to do after your initial contact with them). I registered with CRNBC, paid all the fees for assessment and waited for months to find out if they will allow me to write the CRNE again. I had to wait for almost 8 months for them to review my case. I received the approval to write the CRNE a few days before the deadline for registration. I was given an extra week to submit my application for the exam.


    If I were you, I will contact CNO in writing and make an appeal on compassionate grounds. I don’t know what your circumstances were during the exams but there is no harm in trying. If you get approved, you get to write and if you don’t, then find another avenue to attain your objective.



    My situation is worse than your current situation so don’t give up! There’s always an answer to all our problems and I can really relate to what you are feeling right now.



    Cheers!
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    Survivor did they really do you a favor, you failed the fourth time! You wasted your time and money. If by a miracle you get to take the exam the fifth time, who would employ you ?

    To the others, why did it come a surprise that on your third attempt you failed, you had a track record of failing 2 times. Personally I would have taken the refresher after failing the second time. Did the college make recommendations after you failed the second time.

    Taking the NCLEX would be a waste of money in my opinion, if you don't have legal access to work. Why would someone hire you if you passed in a competitive market when you couldn't pass the standards in your home country?

    The test is there for a reason, three times is an acceptable amount, you may not like this but nursing may not be for you.
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    Quote from survivor007
    hello jmarc99 and omd3,
    I wrote to the CNOís Board of Directors to make an appeal for a 4th writing but they told me that I canít take the CRNE after 3 failed attempts. CNO suggested that I should go back to school and take the nursing course again and it was not what I expected to hear from them. I was really heartbroken and it took me a while to get back on my feet again. However, I was informed by one of the Case Management Coordinators that I can make an appeal for a 4th writing on compassionate reasons. Since my family relocated to BC, I contacted CRNBC and inquired if I was eligible to write after 3 unsuccessful attempts. I received a letter in response to my inquiry and they requested that I provide all necessary documents needed by the CRNBCís Board of Directors to review my case (they will tell you exactly what to do after your initial contact with them). I registered with CRNBC, paid all the fees for assessment and waited for months to find out if they will allow me to write the CRNE again. I had to wait for almost 8 months for them to review my case. I received the approval to write the CRNE a few days before the deadline for registration. I was given an extra week to submit my application for the exam.


    If I were you, I will contact CNO in writing and make an appeal on compassionate grounds. I donít know what your circumstances were during the exams but there is no harm in trying. If you get approved, you get to write and if you donít, then find another avenue to attain your objective.



    My situation is worse than your current situation so donít give up! Thereís always an answer to all our problems and I can really relate to what you are feeling right now.



    Cheers!
    Hi survivor007

    Thanks for your inspiring words and pieces of advice. I wanted to talk to you more about this if you are open to it, can you send me a personal message with your email ad so we can personally email each other? Thanks... and keep holding on!
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    Thanks for the encouraging and uplifting comment. I am very happy for you that you are not experiencing the difficulties I am facing at this moment. I know that you can never really grasp the intensity of pain that I am feeling because we are not in the same boat. May you prosper in your career.


    I didn’t find it a waste of time because I am pursuing a goal that I want to achieve. It is heart breaking but I never looked at my failure the same way you viewed my situation. When I took the exam, I didn’t have any intentions of failing. I also didn’t see it as a favor because I fulfilled and met the requirements needed to be granted another chance to write. I am thankful to those wise men and women making decisions that they are not narrow-minded and without prejudice.



    As far as I know, I live in Canada, a great country where people have lots of opportunities so finding a job is the least of my worries. On the brighter side, “I didn’t fail the test; I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.”


    Cheers!
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    ecclessia, I don't mind communicating with you. I am new to this site so I am not allowed to send personal/private messages yet. Do you have any idea on how I can give and/or get your e-mail address without posting it publicly? cheers!
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    Quote from survivor007
    ecclessia, I don't mind communicating with you. I am new to this site so I am not allowed to send personal/private messages yet. Do you have any idea on how I can give and/or get your e-mail address without posting it publicly? cheers!
    Hi survivor007
    thanks! I will find a way to get in touch with you and get your email ad somehow. I am new as well and can't send pm's yet. but thanks still


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