CRNE Prep Group in Toronto or Ottawa - October 2011

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    Hey everyone, I was wondering if there are any people who want to start a CRNE (Canadian Registered Nurses Exam) Prep group or study group, whatever you may call it.

    I just graduated and am scheduled to write in October. The reason why I wrote Toronto or Ottawa, is that I presently work and live in Toronto, having just graduated from Ryerson. I make it back home to Ottawa on the weekends, so am planning on hardcore studying in both cities!!!!!!

    If we make a group, we can compile CRNE questions and go over material together. Any ideas would be very helpful. I heard the test is really hard now, and I personally know some people who have failed. Let me know, we can start as soon as July!

    Sasha
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    hey I would totally like to start a study group. I didn't get a chance to sign up for the June exam, and am scheduled to write the CRNE in October 2011. I live in Toronto, so thats sooo convenient. I have 1 friend who is also interested in joining. Email me your contact info at my email address joanmandat@yahoo.ca and i'll send you a reply. What part of Toronto would we meet in?
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    Hey...soooo I bought some CRNE prep study guides today and they are a little intimidating. There is so much content and so much stuff to study. I would suggest that we get together and set up a timetable for study ASAP.

    Also, I was wondering if you wanted to do a CRNE exam prep class with me and my friend. Maybe if we all go we can get a group discount or something. A few of my friends took a class with the toronto school of nursing in May, and they all passed. They said it was very thorough and organized and apparently run by nurse educators. Apparently they really drill the content into you, and go over how to answer the questions. check out their website at www.torontoschoolofnursing.com and let me know what you think. FYI, I will be working tomorrow morning, so I won't be able to respond until the evening or the day after. Talk to you soon. We need to get started
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    sounds good to me. I'm able to actually meet anywhere in Toronto as long as its near the subway. I've actually heard of them, they did a presentation through my student association last year about preparing for the CRNE for the graduating class and a bunch of my classmates signed up. I'll contact them tomorrow and see if we can get a group discount if we get a couple more people. In the meantime, we should start formulating some CRNE exam questions of our own, and post them in this forum. Hopefully others will join in and begin posting questions here, so that we can create our own CRNEprep forum for our October 2011 exam!!!!

    Sasha
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    I will also be taking the CRNE on October and I would love to join the study group.
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    okay that sounds good r.u.serious.

    I will be going up to the cottage for the next three weeks though (unexpected !), so perhaps we can arrange the group when I come back.

    I will have the internet though, so maybe we should start posting questions on here, and we could discuss it. Hard questions only I think, because posting miscellaneous questions would be too time consuming. That way we would have our own little CRNE exam prep forum.

    Just out of curiousity, have you started studying yet. What kind of prep manuals are you planning on using??? I haven't started studying yet, but its something I want to jump into, so any suggestions would be very helpful. Talk to you later

    BTW, I contacted the CRNE prep school toronto school of nursing that joan suggested and they said they would give us a group discount if we had enough people, although spaces are apparently limited. A bunch of my friends took the course with them, and they said it was really good because it tied in the 4 years of nursing together, and gave them a mock exam. I'm not sure if I'm going to do it yet though, because its a bit of an investment, although they are cheaper than the other places I called. If you are interested you can email them at info@torontoschoolofnursing.com

    So about the questions, maybe if we talk about acid base imbalance for example and post these kind of questions, it will help us with our studying. We can concentrate on difficult areas, and doing it will also motivate us to study. Plus explaining it to someone else in lamens terms always helps reinforce studied material. Just an idea. Talk to you later

    Hey R.U.Serous I'm thinking about getting the CNA book. What are your thoughts on it, do you have it yet?

    http://www.cna-nurses.ca/CNA/nursing...default_e.aspx
    Last edit by janfrn on Jul 20, '11
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    okay that sounds good r.u.serious.

    I will be going up to the cottage for the next three weeks though (unexpected !), so perhaps we can arrange the group when I come back.

    I will have the internet though, so maybe we should start posting questions on here, and we could discuss it. Hard questions only I think, because posting miscellaneous questions would be too time consuming. That way we would have our own little CRNE exam prep forum.

    Just out of curiousity, have you started studying yet. What kind of prep manuals are you planning on using??? I haven't started studying yet, but its something I want to jump into, so any suggestions would be very helpful. Talk to you later
    Hi There Sasha!
    I have a compilation of CRNE questions here with me that I got from my RN friends. I will share them to the thread I havent started studying yet. Been to job interviews these past days and I am very excited to work as a Temp Nurse hoepfully soon

    Enjoy your vacay and we'll talk again soon...
    Cheers!
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    Hey R.U.Serous I'm thinking about getting the CNA book. What are your thoughts on it, do you have it yet?

    http://www.cna-nurses.ca/CNA/nursing...default_e.aspx
    Oh yes! Iam definitely getting one of these I have the 4th edition though. The edition that includes short answerr-questions
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    hi all,

    I'm interested in joining your group for the october crne and wanting to take prep course at the Toronto School of Health.

    Please count me too for the group discount and let me know please. Thanks!
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    I wouldn;t take anything at the Toronto School of Health, I've heard a lot of bad things about them.

    Apparently they got charged for operating as an illegal school. Check out the link.

    http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/pepg/audien...028%202009.pdf

    Scary...we should start a forum about these guys! I hate people who try and take of advantage of students. Apparently the ministry of training, colleges and universities charged them for operating as an illegal private college.

    http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/pepg/audien...20Decision.pdf

    Hey check out this link. It details how they were posting fake ads and pretending to offer a psw program, which turned out to be fake because they are an illegal school. Their website is also listed on the document www.torontoschoolofhealth.com.

    They were apparently posting these ads on craigslist and kijiji offerning this fake program and were charged by the ministry.

    I called them and the same lady ***** answered the phone, that is listed in the government warning. Scary!!!!!!I wouldn't take anything with them IMO.

    Ha! I just read more of the document on the first link. The ministry even took a picture of their illegal program webpage and added it to the link, and there is even reference to the CRNE on it. I don't have time to read it all, but at least I found this. ARen't you glad OctoberCRNE that I found this :-)

    Hey guys check out this site I found. They have NCLEX questions, but the content I think is pretty good for studying for the CRNE on top of our study manuals.

    The first link is a set of questions here http://www.studyguidezone.com/nclexrn_practice2.htm

    Look at the bottom of the practice test page. You can choose from about 5 other practice tests. Pretty cool :-)))))))))))))))))))



    http://www.unc.edu/~bangel/quiz/quiz5.htm

    Check out this website, I think its a pretty cool learning tool, that we can use to test ourselves. It has quizzes for metric conversions, tablet dosage calculations, fluid dosage, and IV Flow rate calculations. I'm gonna try it tomorrow, so if anyone does it let me know what you think about it.

    http://www.davesems.com/files/Drug_D...lculations.pdf

    Another useful dosage calculation file I found online. Pretty cool, although once again I haven't done it myself, so I can't tell you if its good or not. I'll do all the links on the weekend, and I'll let you know what I think
    Last edit by janfrn on Jul 20, '11
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