CRNE OCTOBER 2012 - page 27

by kheemooy

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Hi everyone! I am an IEN from the Philippines batch 2009 I moved here in Brampton last November 2010. I took the May 2012 CPNRE (first time) and still waiting for the results which will come out on June. Apparently, I just... Read More


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    fairy C
    Have you asked any of your instructors/professors for some CRNE study tips?
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    dishes,

    They just said something about critical thinking. No tips actually. Are they supposed to tell students about CRNE study tips?
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    fairyC
    The exam I wrote was the CNAT and yes my instructors gave us study tips before we graduated from nursing school. Maybe nursing school instructors don't do this anymore, I don't know, but if I were in your situation, I would contact one of my instructors and explain that I had failed the CRNE and ask for support and advice.
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    Quote from kheemooy
    Purchase the Readiness Test, it's really helpful. Really looks like the actual exam. And if u can get your hands on the CRNE prep guides 3rd, 4th and 5th edition, it's really helpful. You will master how to answer psychosocial questions. 1month prior the exam, I answered 600-700 questions everyday. Over and over, until I get 95-99% in all the exams. I answered mosby's prep guide, lippincotts, mosby's comprehensive exam for nurses (orange) and the latest one (blue and orange). I answered them all, and I take notes on all the items I got wrong, wrote the rationale and make sure I understand it. Also, I read more on the topics i'm weak at.

    IMPORTANT: Read the question carefully, know what is being asked. NEVER OVERTHINK.

    I passed both CPNRE (May 2012) and CRNE (Oct 2012).
    Im just curious, how are you allowed to write the CPNRE and CRNE in the same year? If you're an RPN, dont you have to do at least 2 years bridging before you can write the CRNE??? I'm confused.
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    I'm pretty sure the person who posted that is an IEN from the Phillipines who had to undergo SEC, etc.
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    Quote from dishes
    fairyC
    The exam I wrote was the CNAT and yes my instructors gave us study tips before we graduated from nursing school. Maybe nursing school instructors don't do this anymore, I don't know, but if I were in your situation, I would contact one of my instructors and explain that I had failed the CRNE and ask for support and advice.
    The world has changed since the days of CNAT.

    When I left my training college, the bookstore had to order the Study Guides in and we had to go back and pick them up.

    Most instructors don't stay teaching very long and it is rare to have the same ones at the end of the second year.

    Instructors basically give you the exam dates and off you go into the big wide world of nursing. Usually the provincial college drops by and tells you how to register and pay the fees and that's it.

    The days of instructors caring about their students is long gone. Some people believed the "Friends you make in nursing school are friends for life" speech the old girls gave on the first day. They were all hospital educated with top up degrees. They just haven't moved on with the times.

    Schools are there to fill seats, make money, and repeat. They just don't care about their pupils.
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    Quote from studentbecominganurs

    Im just curious, how are you allowed to write the CPNRE and CRNE in the same year? If you're an RPN, dont you have to do at least 2 years bridging before you can write the CRNE??? I'm confused.
    Yup Fiona is right I'm an IEN from Philippines. I applied for both RPN and RN assessment. I have BScN in Philippines and worked for a year there, that's why my credentials apply for both. But eventually, I resigned my RPN license. lol. There's no point of maintaining both if I'm not practicing RPN anyways.
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    Quote from kheemooy
    Yup Fiona is right I'm an IEN from Philippines. I applied for both RPN and RN assessment. I have BScN in Philippines and worked for a year there, that's why my credentials apply for both. But eventually, I resigned my RPN license. lol. There's no point of maintaining both if I'm not practicing RPN anyways.

    Oh i see. thanks for explaining. please excuse my ignorance I had no idea but good to know.


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