Quote from nursejen2
Hi everyone! Im planning to take CRNE on feb 2008. im a new grad from philippines and i just moved here in ontario a few months ago. i took nclex last march but people said that its very different from CRNE. do u have any tips on what review materials to study? is self-study sufficient enough to pass or do i need to take a prep class? theres only a few weeks left and im soooo nervous.
pls help! thanks!
whoa... i can totally relate/understand what you're going through right now, as i (almost) underwent the exact same thing..
Well, based from my own experience, i guess the first thing you have to do is buy the current prep guide by the CNA. It helped me alot, as it lays the basic foundation of the type of questions of the crne. If you have the money, buy the mosby reviewer as well..well if you don't have the money, try borrowing. just get it, you need as much help as you can get. for me, money right now is the least of your problems.. as you are very near the finish line already.
it also helps if you have a support system. in my case, i called up a few contacts of my mom, and luckily i found an ER nurse who volunteers to teach filipino immigrants taking the CRNE like me. it's nice to know you're not the only one out there feeling anxious and crazy...and also it's really nice to hear feedback, and the support they gave me is priceless.
if you can afford to, quit your job (if you have one). the added stress of having a job while studying wont help at all. for these coming months, just focus on the crne alone. also, study in the library. disregard this one if you have a quiet study place at home... i didnt have one, and in hindsight, studying in a library (away from computers and landlines,etc..) helped alot as well. Make a day off every week for yourself. Study when you aren't doing anything. buy one of those RNotes (the ticklers with alot of nursing stuff in them) so you can read normal values while riding buses and trains.
Well, i dont think you need to go to a prep class.. because for one thing, the prices are ridiculous (i think the lowest here in bc is 80 per hour).and i didnt take the online readiness test as well... but if you dont want to take any chances, then go ahead and do it. Im just saying that i didnt took them.. and i passed. And i wasn't a straight A student when i was in college.. lol, more like straight C's :spin:.. but i still made it. So from what i understand in your message (you already took the NCLEX), I think you're brainier than me... hehe
And of course, the most important thing, is pray. Pray alot. I cannot emphasize this enough.. do your part, and if it is your time to pass, you will pass. if not, then we can only do so much...Keep in mind that everything happens for a reason. Do not lose focus now that you're nearly there. Good luck!