Advice for Canadian RN Exam - page 2

Hi, I have a quick question for those of you who are currently studying for the RN exam in June in Toronto. Do you know of any prep classes? Or study groups available.? Any advice as to how to... Read More

  1. by   MacNurse
    I won't be writing mine till Jan, but.....
    We just had a presentation on it....
    Apparently the content varies quite a bit from exam to exam. From someone that recently wrote the exam apparently Mosby's Review was really helpful.
    http://www.cna-nurses.ca/CNA/nursing...default_e.aspx
  2. by   jamieson
    Hi there, just read you message, you mentioned Mosby's Guide. Any idea what the full tiltle of this book/guide is and how I can get my hands on a copy. I'm studing for the CRNE but because I'm in England I don't have access to tutorials or prep talks etc. At the moment I'm using the CRNE Prep Guide which is useful but if you could suggest any other material to help in prep I'd appreciate it.
    Good luck with you exam results.
    Regards, Jamieson
  3. by   Anaphylaxis
    Quote from jamieson
    Hi there, just read you message, you mentioned Mosby's Guide. Any idea what the full tiltle of this book/guide is and how I can get my hands on a copy. I'm studing for the CRNE but because I'm in England I don't have access to tutorials or prep talks etc. At the moment I'm using the CRNE Prep Guide which is useful but if you could suggest any other material to help in prep I'd appreciate it.
    Good luck with you exam results.
    Regards, Jamieson

    Hi...this is the one I used:
    Mosby's Canadian Comprehensive Review of Nursing
    2nd edition
    by Saxton, Nugent, Pelikan
    www.elsevier.ca
  4. by   pjarcinas
    hi. im in the same situation as u were before. can you give me an advice now that youve taken the exam. reply greatly appreciated. thanks
    Quote from jamieson
    hello there, i've just joined allnurses.com and read your message. i've just started studying for the crne and would really appreciate opportunity to exchange opinions/ideas regarding the exam. i'm presently working in the uk but hope to nurse in british columbia (vancouver) soon.
    i think you said that you are due to take the exam in june 2005, which means you like me will be sitting the new exam which incorporates 'short answer questions'. do you know of anyone that's been successful with the exam. basically, i'm just keen to gather info and ideas.
    anyway, if you get a chance get back to me.
    cheers, jamieson.
  5. by   pjarcinas
    [SIZE=7]Hi how was the exam? Can you tell me what works well with you, because like you im in the same situation now. Im an RN from another country but the thing is i dont know how the CRNE exams will be like. Hopefully you can reply to my message. It will be such a great help. Thanks so much!
    Quote from Aleks
    Hi, I have a quick question for those of you who are currently studying for the RN exam in June in Toronto.
    Do you know of any prep classes? Or study groups available.?
    Any advice as to how to study for the RN exam would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks so much..
  6. by   pjarcinas
    Hi, for those who took the CRNE exam last Aug 2005. Can you give me suggestions what book can i get as a reference material. Thanks. Reply greatly appreciated
  7. by   JaclynBN05
    Well I worried, cried and all that and I finally got my marks the second week in aug!! So, my advice remains the same ......cardiac, OBs and peds!!
  8. by   pjarcinas
    May I ask you again what book specifically and How about the short answer questions? Is it hard. You think CRNE prep guide and Mosby Comprehensive review of Canadian Nursing is enough. Please bear with me, my anxiety increases as the exam date is approaching. Thanks again!
    Quote from JaclynBN05
    Well I worried, cried and all that and I finally got my marks the second week in aug!! So, my advice remains the same ......cardiac, OBs and peds!!
  9. by   Forget-Me-Not
    Hi,

    I took the CRNE in June. I felt sick after writing the 8 hour exam but at the end, I passed. I think it is a must to purchase the latest CRNE prep guide. I only studied from the guide a week before the exam and the book really helped me. Topics you should read up about for sure includes: cardiac/ respiriatory emergency, peds, maternity, diabetes, asthma, copd, MI. I went over a couple questions from the mosby's comprehensive prep guide too but it was more then what is required for the CRNE exam. I believe the crne prep guide is sufficant enough to give you an idea of the sort of questions and answers the examiner is looking for. Good luck to all those taking the exam soon but I don't think you would need that because all you will do GREAT!! You guys didn't graduate from nursing school by fluke.

    Forget-Me-Not
  10. by   pjarcinas
    Hi. Thanksso much for the advice. I really appreciate it and Congratulations to you.
    Quote from Forget-Me-Not
    Hi,

    I took the CRNE in June. I felt sick after writing the 8 hour exam but at the end, I passed. I think it is a must to purchase the latest CRNE prep guide. I only studied from the guide a week before the exam and the book really helped me. Topics you should read up about for sure includes: cardiac/ respiriatory emergency, peds, maternity, diabetes, asthma, copd, MI. I went over a couple questions from the mosby's comprehensive prep guide too but it was more then what is required for the CRNE exam. I believe the crne prep guide is sufficant enough to give you an idea of the sort of questions and answers the examiner is looking for. Good luck to all those taking the exam soon but I don't think you would need that because all you will do GREAT!! You guys didn't graduate from nursing school by fluke.

    Forget-Me-Not
  11. by   spots
    I took the CRNE in June. I have been an RN in the states for years but my experience has been neonates most of that time. I was distressed that I had to take the exam after being out of school low these many years. I signed up with the certinurse.ca for their on line tutoring program and of course the Canadian Nurse Prep Guide 2005. I have to admit I over studied. I was fixated on the 12 cranial nerves and there wasn't even ONE question related to that (hee hee).

    If you are in nursing school and you study the prep guide you should not have any problems passing. It was quite different than the NCLEX. More therapuetic communication and problem solving. The short answers were not that bad either, there was more than one correct answer, usually.

    Anyways good luck and go for it! (I passed by the way )
  12. by   pjarcinas
    Hi first of all congratulations to you. thanks for assuring me that its not that hard. I agree with u, NCLEX is more about Medical Surgical and safety issues as well as delegations. while, with CRNE prep guide...i noticed that its mostly competencies required of a new graduate and therapeutic communication...but the things is, i dont know if i can communicate that way (hee hee).Good Luck on your career here in CAnada. Wish me goodluck too. Thnaks again.
    Take Care
    Quote from spots
    I took the CRNE in June. I have been an RN in the states for years but my experience has been neonates most of that time. I was distressed that I had to take the exam after being out of school low these many years. I signed up with the certinurse.ca for their on line tutoring program and of course the Canadian Nurse Prep Guide 2005. I have to admit I over studied. I was fixated on the 12 cranial nerves and there wasn't even ONE question related to that (hee hee).

    If you are in nursing school and you study the prep guide you should not have any problems passing. It was quite different than the NCLEX. More therapuetic communication and problem solving. The short answers were not that bad either, there was more than one correct answer, usually.

    Anyways good luck and go for it! (I passed by the way )
  13. by   Forget-Me-Not
    Quote from pjarcinas
    Hi first of all congratulations to you. thanks for assuring me that its not that hard. I agree with u, NCLEX is more about Medical Surgical and safety issues as well as delegations. while, with CRNE prep guide...i noticed that its mostly competencies required of a new graduate and therapeutic communication...but the things is, i dont know if i can communicate that way (hee hee).Good Luck on your career here in CAnada. Wish me goodluck too. Thnaks again.
    Take Care
    Hi,

    When you are taking the CRNE, pick the nicest reply/response when in doubt. The answers will be very obvious to you. I believe the CRNE is mainly based on personality of a caring nurse. My nursing instructor once told me that "skills, patho, lab results etc can be learned through the course of my nursing career but a caring personality can not be taught by anyone. Therefore, a caring personality out weighs the patho/skills etc.

    Hope this helps

    Forget-Me-Not

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