Before the Morning (Failed CRNE three times. what now?) - page 23

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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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    OMG! I don't know what I would do?!? I wrote my PN exam in 2009 and actually found it quite easy (besides all the maternity stuff)! I am currently enrolled in my RPN to BsCN program; it is a 5 year blended program affliliated with my hospital, and the fact that its taking me 5 years to become an RN (it's Part-time) I ALREADY know that at the end of the program BEFORE I attempt the exam, I WILL take a REFRESHER course to fill in some of the holes my school may have missed!

    Lilke some people have mentioned, if you failed it the first time did you ever think of taking such a course to re-learn some of the things that you may have not known, or stuff the schools failed to include in their program.

    If you passed the RN program you should not have a problem writing the RPN exam, and don't feel bad about doing so. The RPN (when I took it) was only 2 years compared to the RN program which is 4, consider this.

    Work for a while as an RPN and then bridge to become an RN. What I like about the route I chose was I was able to gain my confidence as an RPN on a medical floor. I teach students, and train new hires. I am constantly reviewing work as I teach others.

    All the best!

    R
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    Quote from Sashat3
    OMG! I don't know what I would do?!? I wrote my PN exam in 2009 and actually found it quite easy (besides all the maternity stuff)! I am currently enrolled in my RPN to BsCN program; it is a 5 year blended program affliliated with my hospital, and the fact that its taking me 5 years to become an RN (it's Part-time) I ALREADY know that at the end of the program BEFORE I attempt the exam, I WILL take a REFRESHER course to fill in some of the holes my school may have missed!

    Lilke some people have mentioned, if you failed it the first time did you ever think of taking such a course to re-learn some of the things that you may have not known, or stuff the schools failed to include in their program.

    If you passed the RN program you should not have a problem writing the RPN exam, and don't feel bad about doing so. The RPN (when I took it) was only 2 years compared to the RN program which is 4, consider this.

    Work for a while as an RPN and then bridge to become an RN. What I like about the route I chose was I was able to gain my confidence as an RPN on a medical floor. I teach students, and train new hires. I am constantly reviewing work as I teach others.

    All the best!

    R
    I work in an authority where some IENs managed to fail CRNE x3 and were given the chance to write CPNRE. Some managed to pass, others failed x3 and were walked out.

    CPNRE is not a consolation prize for failed RNs. Many say they found it difficult, the majority of people educated as PNs don't have problems.
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    Not a consolation prize but if they took a 4 year nursing program then they SHOULD have the knowledge to take the 2 year PN exam. Just IMO

    R
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    Quote from Sashat3
    Not a consolation prize but if they took a 4 year nursing program then they SHOULD have the knowledge to take the 2 year PN exam. Just IMO

    R
    ... but not necessarily enough to pass the RN exam?
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    Absolutly!! I totally agree with you! I haven't even completed my BScN bridging and know that after taking this course PART-TIME for almost 5 years next year, I will need a refrescher course to top up my knowledge before I take the exam! Its motivation. I deeply feel for those who have failed 3 times, honestly, would never wish that on anyone, but there comes a time when you have to ask yourself "what did I do wrong the FIRST time, and what can I do to make sure that I increase my chances and be prepared for the next time?"

    A colleague of mine failed the first time, because he told me in honesty "I didn't study as much as I should have". He's now an ICU nurse and quite smart! He took the refrescher course after he failed the first time, which costed him like $800, but in the end that's NOTHING compared to some of the stories I heard on here!

    Robert
    Last edit by Sashat3 on Jul 14, '13 : Reason: typo
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    Hi Survivor007,
    I also failed my CRNE exam on my third attempt. I am planning to appeal for the fourth time. It would be a great help if you could give me info how to go about.

    Thanks.
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    Hi Yahy,
    I am also new at this site and i happen to see your blog about how you failed the CRNE 3 times. I too happen to be struck with the same faith. Its rather sad but it has happened and i don't know what to do. I attended Prep classes to help me with the exam but it didnt. I was wondering if you can help direct me as to what i need to do in this situation.
    Thank you so much and GOD bless
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    It seems this message was posted about 2years ago... but I too failed the CRNE a 3rd time and i was wondering if u can help me as to what to do to get the 4th opportunity. I am new at this site so i really dunno how it works
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    You ONLY get 3 chances. There is NO fourth chances; if you received another chance, then technically it would only be fair if all the other students got another chance, but then what is the point of rules/requirements.. Unfortunately, the only way to become an RN at this point is to redo the program all over again, or you could enroll in the program for practical nursing.
    Sorry ....
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    I need help my OSCE in august


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