CRNE preparation advices needed

  1. :spin: Hello,everyone.I'm a international trained nurse and my registration process in Alberta is in progress. I'm planning to take CRNE this OCT.

    According to whatever you discussed regarding of CRNE, I feel a bit scared. Is it really difficult? How can I start to prepare for it? Is the CRNE pre-guide useful? Any preparation workshop availabe in Edmonton? Is it worth to take it? Any other books which I can find in public libary?

    Really appreciate for your advices!

    Have a great day!

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  3. by   Hope69
    Quote from WYZQ07
    :spin: Hello,everyone.I'm a international trained nurse and my registration process in Alberta is in progress. I'm planning to take CRNE this OCT.

    According to whatever you discussed regarding of CRNE, I feel a bit scared. Is it really difficult? How can I start to prepare for it? Is the CRNE pre-guide useful? Any preparation workshop availabe in Edmonton? Is it worth to take it? Any other books which I can find in public libary?

    Really appreciate for your advices!

    Have a great day!

    My friends and I failed in February 2007. It was so terrible exam and we're so disappointed from the results. The "prepare guide" wasn't appropriate. "Mosby" has a lot of medical questions, but exam had 80% ethical questions. I would like to get some advices from successful RN's. Thank you.
  4. by   my bedroom
    i also think CRNE prep guide is not enough and there were not any question from mosby book in feb 2007 exam.
    i failed exam with few score less and now i have no idea where to start and what to study.

    Quote from WYZQ07
    :spin: Hello,everyone.I'm a international trained nurse and my registration process in Alberta is in progress. I'm planning to take CRNE this OCT.

    According to whatever you discussed regarding of CRNE, I feel a bit scared. Is it really difficult? How can I start to prepare for it? Is the CRNE pre-guide useful? Any preparation workshop availabe in Edmonton? Is it worth to take it? Any other books which I can find in public libary?

    Really appreciate for your advices!

    Have a great day!

  5. by   my bedroom
    one thing is important to know for exam. you have to know nursing ethics and if you are in ontario you have to know [FONT=Frutiger-Italic]Compendium of Standards of Practice for Nurses in Ontario. there is always questions om these topics.
    [FONT=Frutiger-Italic]i don't know about other provinces.


    Quote from WYZQ07
    :spin: Hello,everyone.I'm a international trained nurse and my registration process in Alberta is in progress. I'm planning to take CRNE this OCT.

    According to whatever you discussed regarding of CRNE, I feel a bit scared. Is it really difficult? How can I start to prepare for it? Is the CRNE pre-guide useful? Any preparation workshop availabe in Edmonton? Is it worth to take it? Any other books which I can find in public libary?

    Really appreciate for your advices!

    Have a great day!

  6. by   kirby82
    Want to delete but dont know how to so I'm writing this instead, sorry
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  7. by   kirby82
    so am I right in assuming I should know my standards of practice? I have been doing some review questions from the NCLEX and was wondering if anyone feels those might be useful? I have heard that it is a lot of situational based questions rather than medical base knowledge questions, can anyone vouch for this?

    Any info would be greatly appreciated and thanx to those who have posted info already...
  8. by   WYZQ07
    Quote from my bedroom
    one thing is important to know for exam. you have to know nursing ethics and if you are in ontario you have to know [FONT=Frutiger-Italic]Compendium of Standards of Practice for Nurses in Ontario. there is always questions om these topics.
    [FONT=Frutiger-Italic]i don't know about other provinces.
    Hello, there,

    Thanks for ur infor..

    I think nursing ethics in other province should be similar.... I'm going to look into it....
  9. by   AussieKylie
    Curious to know, if you failed the CRNE exam, can you still work as RN until passing the next CRNE?

    Why is this exam so difficult???? It makes me nervous
  10. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    No, you can't work as an RN without passing the CRNE. You can work as a graduate nurse though. Once you've passed and the documentation has been processed and you actually have your registration in your hot little hand, the employer will pay you retroactively to whatever date was agreed on when you were hired. For some it's the date you wrote the exam, for others who were a little more savvy and had it made a condition of acceptance, it would be the date of hire.
  11. by   roll_69
    Quote from kirby82
    so am I right in assuming I should know my standards of practice? I have been doing some review questions from the NCLEX and was wondering if anyone feels those might be useful? I have heard that it is a lot of situational based questions rather than medical base knowledge questions, can anyone vouch for this?

    Any info would be greatly appreciated and thanx to those who have posted info already...

    I did used NCLEX materials and few CNRE guide book, I passed the NCLEX but I failed CNRE. You really cannot use US standard for Canadian exam, its totally different..questions are different (multiple choice & enumeration) even the choices are tricky.. It confuses me a lot! I'll sit the Oct CNRE, and this time I'll use more Canadian practice exam. The problem is, theres not enough review books that you can find,even in the web...If anybody knew where we can get hold of a good materials...please share it to us!
  12. by   kirby82
    I notice a couple of people mentioned knowing about ethics of nursing. I was just curious if questions may pertain more to actual ethic questions or you are given a nursing scenario and the answer would be the most ethical answer? I guess I am trying ot say is it more terminology or whatever related questions oor questions related to ethics and the application nursing? If this makes any sense and anyone could guide me, that would be greatyly appreciated
  13. by   Hope69
    Our instructor gave us advica how to prepare for CRNE, we have to have following books:
    1. "Medical - Surgical Nursing in Canada" (Study Guide)
    2. "Fundamentals of Nursing" (must be Canadian, for example - Potter & Perry)
    3. "Drug Guide" (no late than 2004)
    4. "Code of Ethics for RN"
    5. Last!!! "Prep Guide for CRNE"

    Good Luck for everybody!

  14. by   vchild4ever
    I studied for the CRNE using the competances noted in the CRNE Guide. The competances that I needed to work on is the areas I concentrated on. I found the exam like a mental workout. Time went to fast. But overall, I guess its what you have retained and what you know from Nursing School. :spin:

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