Before the Morning (Failed CRNE three times. what now?) - page 5

by yahy

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


  1. 0
    Dear Yahy,
    I am truly sorry to hear the bad news from you.
    I hear and feel your pain- truly I am..
    I have failed once by 1 point as well, and now waiting my result from 2nd attempt.
    I cannot even sleep as time comes so close to know if I pass or not. Even so, I know I cannot compare my frustration and anxiety to yours.
    However, please DO NOT GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAM!!!
    As others said, I do strongly believe things happen for a reason.
    I am sure there are other ways you can still seek to become a RN.
    Think positive and look straight forward. Be confident!
    I know it's easy to say, but well, here I am to give you some info that you might like!
    For about taking N-CLEX to become a RN in the states, I am sure it is all different in each state.
    For an example, a friend of mine who failed once in CRNE had an opportunity to take a NCLEX exam in one of the states (in North Dakota), passed the exam and got a full license to work as a RN. She took the NCLEX because she also feared of the worst case senario that she failed again and would not be able to work as a RN in Canada. Later, she also passed CRNE in her 2nd attept but she decided to work in the states and is currently working as a RN in the states.
    Unfortunately I do not know more details of how she did it- I wish I do still keep in touch with her but really no..- but my point is there could be a way!
    Please look carefully into every each state to see if you have any options to take NCLEX without holding a current Canadian license. I am sure California cannot be your option, but maybe other state could be possible. I really wish to hear good news from you after all. You've got my prayer. Believe in yourself! =)
    Last edit by rini80 on Mar 12, '10
  2. 0
    thank you for the prayers you guys! ofcourse, I won't give up just like that... and I'm looking to any possibility especially now that I have found out one doesn't necessarily has to have a License but a 4 year degree would beneeded to apply to some states. For whatever reason this is happening to me now, I know our God is a faithful God and he keeps his promises and and never tires of hearing our prayers... I'm finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel!
  3. 0
    Hi Yahy,

    Just wonder if you call your college of nursing (where you graduated), generally, after a person failed three times, you have the 2nd option of completing an assessment course ( usually a week), then the college will offer you two more chances to re-write the CRNE exam.

    Hope this info may help you in some ways.
  4. 0
    Quote from tedy
    Hi Yahy,

    Just wonder if you call your college of nursing (where you graduated), generally, after a person failed three times, you have the 2nd option of completing an assessment course ( usually a week), then the college will offer you two more chances to re-write the CRNE exam.

    Hope this info may help you in some ways.
    Hello Tedy,

    Are you sure about that? CARNA have given only two options and I asked them so many times if there's any other way other than taking the program all over again and they said none and which applies to every other provinces in Canada. where did you learn about this? I would really love to hear more. nonetheless, I'll try to contact the university about this. thank you!
  5. 0
    it's not the university you ask, you need to ask the college of nursing of the province ( ie, if you graduate from U of Toronto, you need to ask College of Nursing in Ontario).
  6. 0
    Quote from tedy
    it's not the university you ask, you need to ask the college of nursing of the province ( ie, if you graduate from U of Toronto, you need to ask College of Nursing in Ontario).
    It's CARNA in ALberta tedy and no, apparently that isn't one of my options. I have called them the day I received my letter. either I take the whole nursing program again or provide them with such reasons like death of a family member, etc. Those are my only options and the lady said which applies to every province in Canada except Quebec/
  7. 0
    Hi yahy

    Im sorry to hear that but u are not alone..i have a friend that also failed the CRNE 3 times and he was asking me for help and since i landed on your forum....i just wanted to ask u because he is also planning on taking the nclex but he is wondering if he need a canadian license before he can take the nclex..my question is "do you know any states that only require you to have the degree even if you do not have a canadian license?" thank you..and i feel ur pain...
  8. 0
    Yahy, I feel like I could relate to your situation and could maybe give you some information. I'm new to this blog and don't really know how to use it just yet, but try and send me a private message!
  9. 0
    Hello Yahy,

    I am so sad to hear your story..... GOD would not give us trials which we can not handle. I do believe that this are all trials to test our strength... I hope you'll be able to sort things out. Try to check New York, my agency told me that it does not require a BSN to be licensed in their state of origin. Check it out.

    Goodluck! Be strong!
  10. 0
    Quote from yahy
    thank you for the prayers you guys! ofcourse, I won't give up just like that... and I'm looking to any possibility especially now that I have found out one doesn't necessarily has to have a License but a 4 year degree would beneeded to apply to some states. For whatever reason this is happening to me now, I know our God is a faithful God and he keeps his promises and and never tires of hearing our prayers... I'm finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel!
    Dear Yahy;

    I feel so much for you as I am also in the same boat. I am also new to this site. I think I have failed my second attempt at the CRNE done in June 03, 2010. Now, I am looking to the States if there is a place where I can take the NCLEX if I failed my 3 attempts. I need to know where I can do this? Can you write to me? Thanks.


Top