CRNE February 6th, 2013--> prep course buddies! - page 4

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Hello all, I am a nursing student who is going to write the CRNE for the second time this February. The first time I wrote was June, and I failed my exam : ( I was very sad and depressed at this because I thought I was... Read More


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    Hello ladies,

    I havn't been on this in a while. Lovely I have sent you and email.
    Are you all taking any prep courses? if so how are they going?
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    Quote from JessicaLeigh
    Hi Shannon (and everyone else as well),

    I'm so really sorry to hear about your unsuccessful attempt in June; I also failed in June (by 4%) and then again in October (by 1%!!). In retrospect I should have taking time off to reflect and fully comprehend where and why I was failing however I was just so eager to get out into the workforce like many of my friends. In addition, there is a lot of shame associated with failing and I was simply too embarrassed to tell anyone and I didn't get the help that I truly needed the first time that I was unsuccessful.

    I have been studying fairly steadily for over a year now and I feel more ready than ever for the exam in February 2013, although my ego is definitely bruised a little after two failed attempts! Now that I have sought the help I need and know my areas of weakness I feel confident that the third time will be the charm. It is all about a positive attitude and reminding yourself that you are competent and capable, like so many individuals have been saying on this forum. You CAN do it and you DO deserve it :-)

    I have literally bought and completed EVERY review guide with the pass two exams, so this time I wanted to do something different. This CRNE Prep Guide was created by someone who teaches the weekend prep course at the UofT School of Nursing and it has been an absolute God sent for me. At first I was overwhelmed and resistant to taking it on however now it completely makes sense. The guide organizes studying into the 4 competencies categories and the way it is organized makes studying so much easier. Everyone who I know who has used it to study for the exam has passed and said it helped them enormously. It was initially created for individuals like myself who had previously failed and were frustrated and unsure of where they were going wrong. It just gives so much guidance. It is only $40 so fairly affordable. Here's the link for anyone who is interested: Canadian Registered Nurse Examination (CRNE) Study Guide

    I have signed up for the Toronto School of Nursing review course in January so hopefully I'll see some of you there. I would also really like to join/create a study group, if anyone is interested; even if it's just myself and 1-3 other individuals. I am working through the study guide right now and would love for someone to join me. We can meet meet a few times a week or once a week, based on how studying is going that week for us/ our schedules are. Even just meeting at the library with someone to keep you motivated and accountable is so helpful and amazing to have that support. Let me know if anyone is interested :-) I'm in Toronto/UofT area and have a car as well so can also drive to meet people to study. My email is jessi_777@hotmail.com.

    Good luck everyone and keep positive!

    Jessie
    Hello Jessica
    After failing twice I am using the same guide you have mentioned and I am on the last chapter/ portion of it which is the most over whelming!
    Please email me at Rahfai06@gmail.com I would like to coordinate the completion of this guide with you and also exchange answers that I have done with yours it il will be of humongous benefit I believe because this guide really makes you study everything however the last part I think needs a bit more than study.Please contact me as soon as you get this I am on email 24/7
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    I don't recommend the prep course offered by Nurses Education. They give you so much content which you don't need for the exam. I did this course and they overloaded us with so much material one week before the exam. So many of us failed the exam. I wasted 1200 dollars for nothing. This course is more for the USA exam. When I went back to my school to ask for help there were so many people who informed myself that they knew peope who done this course and failed. Well, if I knew before I would still have my 1200 dollars.
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    Quote from nurseoftoronto
    I don't recommend the prep course offered by Nurses Education. They give you so much content which you don't need for the exam. I did this course and they overloaded us with so much material one week before the exam. So many of us failed the exam. I wasted 1200 dollars for nothing. This course is more for the USA exam. When I went back to my school to ask for help there were so many people who informed myself that they knew peope who done this course and failed. Well, if I knew before I would still have my 1200 dollars.
    I took the RPN and RN prep course from Nurses Education Inc (NEI) passed the CPNRE May 2012 and CRNE Oct 2012 both by first take. To be honest, you shouldn't depend solely on review centres or prep courses. You should also do your part in doing your own review. For me, NEI helped me when it comes to test taking strategies, critical thinking and answering the psychosocial parts. If your fundamentals, ana/physio and med-surg is weak then it is your problem. Review courses will not feed you all the concepts in the whole 4years of your nursing that's why it's called "review" right?. I find the mock exams very helpful in test taking strategies and analyzing questions. However, aside from the mock exams I make sure that I answer Readiness Tests, Mosby's, Lippincott's and Prep Guides 3rd, 4th and 5th Edition. I answered 400-600 questions everyday 1month before the exam, made sure that I read the case and question carefully and just answer what is being asked. I also formed a group study sessions on top of that. I didn't stop until I exhaust all the resources available. It's just a matter of how much effort would you give to be successful in CPNRE or CRNE. It's 10% help from prep course, but 90% really comes from you. Anyways, goodluck everybody! If others can do it, you can do it too!
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    So, how did you find the exam on the 6th?
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    Hi Shannonwhite,
    How did you find the exam? I also wrote it for the second.
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    How did you find it?
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    Hopefully one more week to wait for those results.......i as so sick of waiting. I found the exam quite challenging as an IEN. It was my first attempt and im definately very scared ....Good luck to all of us waiting
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    Where did you study nursing?
    I found it so so. I didn't expect it to be so medically based (which I like). I was expecting there to be a lot of community and public health related questions, but I found it to be kind of the opposite. Probably because the CRNE will become the NCLEX in 2015.
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    Pls, I need help on what to study to pass the CRNE


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