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Hi everyone! I was wondering if i caould get any tips on the Canadain RN exam like how much prep does one really need? I got the Canadian RN exam prep guide (3rd edition) written by CNA if i... Read More

  1. Visit  UK2BCnurse profile page
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    Quote from jamieson
    Hi Scott, thanks for your comments. I'm also dreading taking the exam. Presently, I'm actually waiting to find out when I'll be sitting the exam.
    I'm having to travel from England to Vancouver so that kind of makes it more stressful. I've also started looking at NCLEX books and I see what you mean about technical. Anyway, I'll just keep going and hope for the best. When are you sitting the exam? Good luck with it.
    Cheers, Jamieson.
    My D-Day is Feb 8th in Vancouver. I have just passed the RNABC assessment so now only need the CRNE. Health Match BC are helping me with a job - they have been really helpful so far - have you contacted them?
    Scott
  2. Visit  spots profile page
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    [font=Comic Sans MS]Gee I took mine on June 8 as well but we were told not to expect the results until the first to middle of september. According to the CRNE web site, the results will be mailed in 8 weeks to the provincial boards and it is up to them to deliver the results to us. They told us at the start of the exam to expect a wait of about 12 weeks. That is a long time.
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    [font=Comic Sans MS]I actually thought the short answers were easier. [font=Comic Sans MS]
    [font=Comic Sans MS]The waiting is the hardest part :Melody:
  3. Visit  Anaphylaxis profile page
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    Yes...we were told 9-13 weeks. But really - why?
    There were only 30 mulitple choice questions. Is it so hard to mark them?
    I think that the system is faulty here. There should be no reason to wait so long. I know that the people writing before the short-answers waited 4-5 weeks. I paid double for this exam - $400 - something dollars. Was I paying for service? No, I was paying for "volunteer" nurses to be flown to Ontario for an all-inclusive trip to mark the short-answers starting 2 weeks ago. And this to me is a crock of ****, pardon my language. I'm wondering...what were those exams doing for the 5 weeks prior? Sitting in a box in some warehouse?? Something is not right here, ya' know what I mean?
  4. Visit  jamieson profile page
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    Thanks for the reply, I've just logged on to the Health Match BC site and completed the online form. I'm trying to decide when to take the exam. I believe there are dates available in Oct 2005 and Feb 2006. I have to say, I've no idea how to prepare for the exam! After working my way through the CRNE Prep guide it appears they could ask just about anything about anything. I don't know if it would be best to try and work there on an Interim Permit if a job was in place. I've noticed you're in Manchester, I'm just down the M62 in Liverpool. I'm presently working Recovery at Whiston. I'd appreciate any info you could offer regarding experiences of the whole process (Nursing job applications/immigration etc). I decided I wanted to try and move to Canada earlier this year and it's taken me till now to get to this stage - trying to firm up employment. I visited Vancouver in May of this year and I love it there, very friendly,easy going and beautiful place. Anyway, if you any news get back to me, I'd appreciate a fellow students input we seem to be going through the same thing right now. Regards, Jamieson.
  5. Visit  HeidillydooRN profile page
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    Anaphylaxis - I hear ya! I wrote my exam on June 8th as well, in Toronto. It was 9 weeks from yesterday and still no results!!! I think it's ridiculous that the next exam write was yesterday...the least they could do is make it possible for those who need to rewrite to do so sooner than later (October, I believe). The short answer questions were ridiculous - I didn't find them easy at all. They were very ambiguous, and there could have been a number of right answers. Who knows...many of us new grads are quite scared of failing it. In which case, I would have to take a leave from my new job. Anyway, looking at the bright side, I hope I get the results in a couple weeks because I am going crazy!!!


    Quote from Anaphylaxis
    Yes...we were told 9-13 weeks. But really - why?
    There were only 30 mulitple choice questions. Is it so hard to mark them?
    I think that the system is faulty here. There should be no reason to wait so long. I know that the people writing before the short-answers waited 4-5 weeks. I paid double for this exam - $400 - something dollars. Was I paying for service? No, I was paying for "volunteer" nurses to be flown to Ontario for an all-inclusive trip to mark the short-answers starting 2 weeks ago. And this to me is a crock of ****, pardon my language. I'm wondering...what were those exams doing for the 5 weeks prior? Sitting in a box in some warehouse?? Something is not right here, ya' know what I mean?
  6. Visit  OVG profile page
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    Today I finally received the result of CRNE! I have done it! The result "PASS"!
    What about other people, who took exam on June with those awful "new short answer questions"?
  7. Visit  paulacath profile page
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    :hatparty: :hatparty:

    Congratulations
  8. Visit  Anaphylaxis profile page
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    Congrats OVG and all the others who passed!! I also passed and I've got to say it's the best feeling in the world. I was really worried and I think worrying for almost 10 weeks created a huge weight on my shoulders...it's now gone.
  9. Visit  spots profile page
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    [font=Comic Sans MS]I took mine June 8 in Calgary and JUST got the pass result yesterday September 9 (OK the postal system in rural USA stinks).

    [font=Comic Sans MS]I liked the short answer questions ... :imbar
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  10. Visit  pjarcinas profile page
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    you mentioned about the short answe questions? is it hard? or was it like identification or more of a problem solving approach. my exam is nearly two weeks and i dont think that im so ready for it. pls help me.thanks
    Quote from spots
    [font=Comic Sans MS]I took mine June 8 in Calgary and JUST got the pass result yesterday September 9 (OK the postal system in rural USA stinks).

    [font=Comic Sans MS]I liked the short answer questions ... :imbar
    [font=Comic Sans MS]
  11. Visit  Anaphylaxis profile page
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    the short answer questions are more about identification. Define so and so. What are the symtoms of this and this. Give 3 signs of blah blah blah. Know your diseases, your procedures and some creative thinking and you should be fine.
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    Quote from Anaphylaxis
    the short answer questions are more about identification. Define so and so. What are the symtoms of this and this. Give 3 signs of blah blah blah. Know your diseases, your procedures and some creative thinking and you should be fine.
    tHANKS FOR THE QUICK REPLY!!! can i ask u another question? u think CRNE prep guide is sufficient enough for review? thanks again
  13. Visit  Anaphylaxis profile page
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    depends on how much you already know. I think going thru your notes is a very good idea.

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