Canadian RN Exam

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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 go...
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    I would just use that book, but then again, where did you train?
    In Canada or overseas? If overseas, I would probably also look at
    some of the NCLEX review books and try some of their questions on the
    computer that come on the CD-ROM.

    Good luck.............
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    I found the Canadian prep guide an excellent resource but I also used the Mosby's Canadian prep guide. If you have the time to utilize it, it will help you isolate your weaknesses so that you can strengthen them.
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    Quote from daz2003
    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 go...
    Hi,

    I never studied for the CNATS or the NCLEX, and had no problems. I just used common sense, tried not to psych myself out and really read the questions well.

    Good luck!
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    i want to take the canadian RN exam, probably in the next couple of years, i would love to hear how you get on and how hard the exam was so i can prepare for it a bit, good luck, i'm sure you will be fine.
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    Just a head's up to those of you wanting to take the exam "soon". Do it much sooner than later.

    The CNA has decided to change the format of the exam. Right now it's multiple choice with OPTIONAL short answer which are ungraded. As of June 2005 there will be mult. choice and mandatory short answers.

    If you'd like more info, visit the CNA website (.org) and do a search for CRNE, read the bulletins ;-)

    :hatparty:

    Much luck!!
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    Quote from Lys
    Just a head's up to those of you wanting to take the exam "soon". Do it much sooner than later.

    The CNA has decided to change the format of the exam. Right now it's multiple choice with OPTIONAL short answer which are ungraded. As of June 2005 there will be mult. choice and mandatory short answers.

    If you'd like more info, visit the CNA website (.org) and do a search for CRNE, read the bulletins ;-)

    :hatparty:

    Much luck!!
    This is so true and not much fun at all. Writing the RN Exam in June, each group at each city (in Ontario at least) was asked to have I think it was 100 volunteers to write the short-answer format after completing the usual exam. This short-answer exam did not count towards our grade (thank goodness) and if we did it, we would receive a gift from CNA. Well - none of us liked it. The way the questions were worded was pretty ambiguous and a person could have gone several ways with the answers. It asked for suggestions and I stated that I felt the short answers (in the format that they were in) were not presented in a way that would result in a fair grade - they were just too ambiguous. I can't think of any of the questions now but, even if I could, I couldn't post them here (one of the requirements of the RN exam is signing a contract agreeing not to disclose the contents). Anyway, get it over with now if you can, because the short answer demo tests was a killer and I have NO idea how well I did on it.
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    Hi there, I've just read your quote and I have to say that these are the tactics that I'm hopeing to use! I have been trying to study the CRNE Prep Guide but to be honest I don't really know how you are suppose to revise for this kind of exam. One of my problems is that I am presently working in the UK and although I have been a working RN for quite a few years, because they could ask just about anything I'm really lost regarding the best way to study.
    Your quote cheered me up because I think that's the way I have to go.
    Thanks, when did you sit the exam and did you past first time?

    Jamieson.


    Quote from saskrn
    Hi,

    I never studied for the CNATS or the NCLEX, and had no problems. I just used common sense, tried not to psych myself out and really read the questions well.

    Good luck!
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    Quote from jamieson
    Hi there, I've just read your quote and I have to say that these are the tactics that I'm hopeing to use! I have been trying to study the CRNE Prep Guide but to be honest I don't really know how you are suppose to revise for this kind of exam. One of my problems is that I am presently working in the UK and although I have been a working RN for quite a few years, because they could ask just about anything I'm really lost regarding the best way to study.
    Your quote cheered me up because I think that's the way I have to go.
    Thanks, when did you sit the exam and did you past first time?

    Jamieson.
    Hi, I'm not SaskRN, but I am her husband, and we actually took the exam together, so I thought I'd throw my two cents in, if that's ok with you.

    We took the test several years ago, but at that time people seemed to be going through the same issues and anxieties that they face now. Remembering back, we didn't study at all because, really we didn't know where to start, and we figured that we had to know this stuff by now! :chuckle

    So, we just tried to relax, read the questions really thoroughly, take our time, and pull from everything we learned. I have to say that I didn't think it was a tough exam. We also took the NCLEX the same way, with the same results.

    We both passed the first time. A good friend of ours who had been an RN for many, many years reminded us "Always pick safety first", and we definitely did that as well.

    Best of luck to you! You'll do fine!
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    I wrote the NCLEX in 2000 right out of school. I sat for the CRNE in June. I studied both the Mosbey's and Canadian CRNE prep guides. I found the actual CRNE to be more like the CRNE prep guide. Much more emphasis on communication and communitiy nursing as opposed to procedures and values. I also subscribed to an online prep program for 3 months. It was well worth it.


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