CRNE June 2012 - page 10

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    Its usually 4-6 weeks from the examination date!
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    Last year June test was held on the 2 June if I am not wrong, the results sent out or relapeased out on 12 july, I think this time it will be around 15 to 18th July.
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    Quote from prttywendy
    Last year June test was held on the 2 June if I am not wrong, the results sent out or relapeased out on 12 july, I think this time it will be around 15 to 18th July.
    Not so. The results were not out until mid-July. http://allnurses.com/canada-crne-cpn...25-page56.html
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    Not so. The results were not out until mid-July. http://allnurses.com/canada-crne-cpn...25-page56.html
    I received in Singapore by 18th of July after they sent the first letter to Ottawa, i phone them, cno resent the letter to Singapre, the letter from cno was dated on 13th of July 2011, I am still keeping it. Some of the states receive it as early as 9th July. It depends on the individual province, if the province is small and has less participants, they usually get it slightly early. Ontario always get the largest number of writers, it is usually around 2000 writer in June itself, so it takes slightly longer to get the results.
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    There are probably a few more then 2000 people wrote in June. I think AB alone graduates close to 1800 nurses each year. A few more weeks and we will know either way. Hope everyone receives good news!
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    Hi Everyone, while waiting for the CRNE June 2012 results, I would like to share some study tips with future test writers. Here I will share with you my study materials and methods I used.
    1. Choose the correct study materials , which include:*Mosby Comprehensive review for the Canadian RN Exam(blue and orange color,2nd edit), please buy it from a local university or college book store, don't buy online especially amazon websites,in case they ship their old stock like the 1st edition to you. sucks as I chose from their online store. They gave me the 1st edition, a lot of mistakes there.luckily, I could pick it up on time. My friends said if I could pick up the mistakes from a well published book, that means I can pass my exam(I hope so).*CNA RN exam prep guide 5th edition or the 4th edition if you have also can be useful.*Mosby's prep guide for the Canadian RN exam,*Lippincott's CRNE prep guide (I like it personally as it gives you immediate feedback when you do the exam questions, and you can choose the category of the test you want to practice on * CNA Code of Ethics, cno online learning modules and compodium and competencies. Online prep course.

    2. Apart from the study materials we should prepare for the CRNE, we need to plan to study 12 weeks ahead at least, especially for those internationally educated nurses, because the more you study and the more you could understand Canadian culture and practice. Don't forget CRNE is testing Canadian entry level nurses standard. No matter how much experiences you have in your own country, you still have to pass the Canadian RN entry level and their style.How do we study ahead? I think different people have different preference.
    For me, I usually study 2 hours in the morning then do house work and grocery shopping etc, two hours study in the afternoon , after dinner, I would do some practical questions for about 1 hour daily on weekdays from the beginning of the twelve weeks to 4th last week. I met up with my study buddies weekly for discussion and clarification in person.We also divided the chapters in the books into parts and each of us presented some of the important areas to the group during our meetings. By doing so, we saved a lot of time to read up the chapter individually and we could highlight the most important part and understand it better.We joined for online review courses and share the course fees. I went to library for some simulated test weekly(just bring a test paper with 200 MCQs questions with some pencils and a timer after a good breakfast). In the last 4 weeks before the exam, we hardly had time to meet in person, so we opened our Skype group conference call discussion. It worked very well. Everyone was so amazed as it is so convenient and so accessible. We discussed our mock exam questions and we gave our own opinions / rationales for why we choose correct answers for those questions that we answered wrongly or in doubt in our individual attempts. Throughout the discussions, we also learned from each other for certain difficult topics, like how to maintain confidentiality and disclosure of our clients info , how to remember the fetus heart beat tracing and the clinical indications( it appeared this time , we were so glad that we discussed it). Three of us got advanced experience in the different specialized areas, everyone will share with each other how to remember those tips, it's a great experience and you will never to find this kind of help from any books or online learning.We shared our resources together and we gave each other support during these days. We never allow any negative feeling sustain during our study period.One more thing I would like to share is to understand the questions and contents , never try to memorize them by heart. Only when you understand the contents , the knowledge is yours forever.By the way, our study group finally consists of only three nurses, one from Canada, the other is from UK and I am from Singapore, with our different backgrounds: pediatric and maternal, community health , and critical care nursing experience. It is a great mix group for this Crne preparation. We did about 2000 MCQs altogether. Don't use the nurses2canada study material, theses NClex style, you may use CNA prep guide more than once to get used to what and how CNA wants from nurses. Bear in mind, all those questions you practised ahead are not exactly like the real exam questions. I think Crne committee must have worked very hard on the paper,i have never seen any questions comes out from the study material we used. Believe me the exam is much harder than it practice questions. The questions are more vague and grey. So be prepared for that. I believe CRNE committee has gone through those market prep materials carefully to make sure there is no similar questions there. Best luck for future CRNE writers.

    Above is my personal experience for your reference wherever is applicable.

    Wish everyone happy while waiting patiently for our great news in July.
    Last edit by prttytoby on Jun 27, '12 : Reason: Spelling error
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    @prttywendy --- very well said!!! thanks for all the tips!!! this is really helpful i'm writing the exam on october and i've been doing my readings already.. i just wish i have study buddies who will be really dedicated when it comes to review.. coz i think it's wiser and more effective if everyone has their share, passion and drive when it comes to studying for the exam.
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    @prttywendy --- very well said!!! thanks for all the tips!!! this is really helpful i'm writing the exam on october and i've been doing my readings already.. i just wish i have study buddies who will be really dedicated when it comes to review.. coz i think it's wiser and more effective if everyone has their share, passion and drive when it comes to studying for the exam.
    Hi, kheemooy,Thank you. I just want to share my great learning experience with the future writers. I know it is a hard work for this exam. Here is some of the tips for the study group hunting. You may find as many people as you can in the first few group initial meetings(8-10 is an appropriate size). Ask each of the members their experiences and strengths.Eventually from second or third meeting, some of the members will drop out as they may come in for different purposes,or due to work schedule and time and distance etc. Those who are really committed to the group study will stay back at last. During the group work process we also need to monitor for those out of norm behaviors and set some ground rules initially. I tell you the group work need a lot of effort and time commitment. But the good thing is that you can share resources and give each other psychosocial support whenever you need. Another thing for the group forming, you may have different experienced nurses in your study group, whether they have previous experiences in writing the test and some locals and some oversea if you really want to enhance your learning experiences. The group dynamic will make a huge difference contributing to your study success. Make sure the group members have the same common goal of passing the CRNE exam together ! Good luck for your future exam!
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    To learn that I passed would be a great present, since my birthday is that week!
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    At my exam, they said 4 weeks, so I have been waiting for July 4th...

    I don't know what to think about it, especially after reading how everyone found it harder than expected. I actually found it to be easier than the practice questions on average. Not as many "trick" questions I thought. I hope I am not being over confident about it though, it just seemed more straight forward than I expected. Crossing my fingers for us all!!


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