Prep course for crne october, 2012

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    Hello everyone,

    I was wondering if any of you have taken toronto school of health prep course to improve your professional practice and nurse client relationship competency skill? I want to know whether or not this prep course is good enough to help me with those competencies? If there is any other tips to improve my skills in solving questions r/t nurse client relationship would be appreciated. Thanks...

    I am pretty anxious this time as this would be my last chance.

    Thanks
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    There's been a lot of discussion about the Toronto School of Health. Read these:

    http://allnurses.com/nursing-in-cana...855-page2.html post #11
    http://allnurses.com/canada-crne-cpn...535-page3.html post #24
    http://allnurses.com/canada-crne-cpn...up-582652.html post #9

    Do not waste your money.
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    Can someone suggest good/reputed CRNE prep courses. Or has anyone taken or know someone who taken these or other prep courses. I found a couple, but confused on which to take:

    1) Toronto School of Nursing (11 day)
    2) Nurses Education Inc (12day/14 day/1month)

    -do not go for toronto school of health!!
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    Can someone suggest good/reputed CRNE prep courses. Or has anyone taken or know someone who taken these or other prep courses. I found a couple, but confused on which to take:

    1) Toronto School of Nursing (11 day)
    2) Nurses Education Inc (12day/14 day/1month)

    -do not go for toronto school of health!!

    I'm taking a prep course at Nurses Education Inc Mississauga since I live in Brampton. I took their prep course for my RPN exam and I passed. Now I'm taking their CRNE prep course this time. They offer comprehensive review for theories and a week of all mock exams, rationalization and brainstorming. This is really good especially for IENs like me.
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    [QUOTE=go.amber;6721563]Can someone suggest good/reputed CRNE prep courses. Or has anyone taken or know someone who taken these or other prep courses. I found a couple, but confused on which to take:

    1) Toronto School of Nursing (11 day)
    2) Nurses Education Inc (12day/14 day/1month)

    I am also an IEN and found taking a CRNE review course helped focus. I took my CRNE prep course at the Toronto School of Nursing because I live downtown with two of my friends. I am so happy because I found that I passed after failing the first time. My friends passed too. We would practice tests everyday to help you remember the information. It was really good we found it, especially because it forces you to study. You have to study a lot on your own too though, because nursing is very big and there is a lot to know. Every morning I would wake up and practice questions while my son timed me. I would really study the rationales and learn what I did wrong. I tried to study at least 5 hours a day in the evening when i get home from work. Please make sure you study a lot. You only have 3 tries. I don't understand why you can only write the CRNE 3 times. That test is very scary and some people can't concentrate under that kind of pressure. I worked for several years as an RN in the army, so I know pressure. That test made me scared. Anyways good luck and I did it! Now I have to find a job!!!
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    I would totally recommend the CRNE review course at the Toronto School of Nursing. A friend and myself commuted to Toronto together from Ottawa to take it and would car pool, split on hotels, and basically studied together for the whole time and we passed. We couldn't find any CRNE prep classes in Ottawa and a couple of friends at U of O took it and were happy.. If you need to stay in a hotel while your there, try Global Village Backpackers. The website is Global Village Backpackers and is walking distance to the course. We shared a room with some other girls from New Brunswick. It caters to travellers and students. If you take a shared room, you only pay about 26 bucks a night. You can also get a private room but its obviously more expensive.
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    I took the CRNE course in Toronto by primed. They do 2 day courses at the Universities and you can find them at PRIMED Educational Associates ~ Your Lifeline to the CRNE.. A couple of my girlfriends took it at Toronto School of Nursing and they all said good things about it too. The 2 day course was good enough for me though, but I studied A LOT! The nursing program at U of IT (where I went) is too accelerated in my opinion and I found that I didn't feel I was prepared enough to write the exam. Nothing beats studying, so don't be one of those people that leaves studying until the last minute. If you don't feel comfortable to write, just remember not too. 3 strikes and youre out! Good luck with your studying and try your best!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    thank u all for ur feedback!
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    Do your homework before signing up with any review class. Talk to your friends and to people who have taken these classes. I heard of bad things about many review classes. At the same time there are some really good ones out there that don't even advertise. Collect the phone number of these organizations. Call them and ask questions to form your own opinion. If you feel that they are more interested in getting your wallet lighter, then run. In my opinion a review class that only last 2 days cannot be good. Again, you should rely more on the feed back of people who have taken these classes.
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    Hi Everyone, so I did not realise, I created this post. Just updating...I passed this time. I treated my 2nd attempt as it was my last attempt and i even wrote somewhere (dont realise where exactly but somewhere as if it was my 3rd attempt). Indeed, It was my 2nd attempt. I can not believe I am saying this here but I gave my NCLEX exam yesterday and passed. Guess what....I am still happy about passing crne more than I am with my recent nclex success. Nclex was my first try and I passed with minimum questions. I do not know but many people say nclex is harder and but I am sorry...I find crne ambiguous, subjective and unusual type. I seriously think, CRNE should rather be like nclex because the way nursing profession has been shaping in canada and the way nursing association wants NPs to be very independent (knowledge and practice wise) so that they could go in places (remote)where we have 1 doctor for the whole community and sometime, RNs have to use teleconference to get in touch with the doctors (1 doctor for whole community thing i read on the web..may be its was not updated though). In such cases, if we as nurses are tested more on knowledge based then it would at least help NPs and RNs to be more efficient in their practice and in their judgment (not saying they are not....but it just a little thing that I am not very satisfied with the crne. Anyways, that just an opinion.

    Thanks for the suggestions and help....this site has been a great medium to interact with the fellow nurses and learn. Take care!


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