osce ( observational structured clinical examination) - page 2

hi, i am internationally trained nurse from india . i applied for registration as RN in college of nurses of ontario oct 2011. they took over an year and finally determined that my education/ experience is not equivalent to... Read More

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    I am in the same situation, I am a New Zealander educated in the US. I was just advised to take this written/practical exam as well. I have found some useful information at the CEHPEA website: Centre for the Evaluation of Health Professionals Educated Abroad (CEHPEA)

    After looking for a prep class, I determined there aren't really any. It's just like an exam in nursing school: a 10 minute interaction with a patient followed by 2-3 post-simulation questions to determine you understand the nursing process, and probably to assess certain clinical skills and reasoning.

    I am not crazy about taking the exam, but I think a competent and experienced nurse should be able to pass. That's my attitude towards it anyway.

    Good luck.
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    [QUOTE=guppawan;7151004]hi, i am internationally trained nurse from Kenya. i too applied for registration as RN in college of nurses of ontario in September 2011. Last week on Thursday I received a letter indicating that my education is Not Eqv to an RN in Ontario and I am required to underMCQ and OSCE. I'm so confused and having sleepless nights. Where do I turn to for direction.? Where do I read from??? I need help ASAP
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    Hi everyone I too recieved a letter from CNO directing me to do osce on the 27 march. I'm IEN from Kenya with RN cridentialls. I have been having sleepless nights becoz I have no idea where to start preparing myself from. Does any one have an idea? I will really appreciate your guide. Thank you in advance.
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    Read the previous posts in this thread. They explain how OSCE assessment is done. You can't prepare for them other than to review your basic nursing education and to read the list of competencies issued by CNO- the link for which is in one of my previous posts.
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    hello everyone..can u recommend any review center that could help me to refresh my clinical skills? coz im also advised by the CNO to take the OSCE on march 27..thanx
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    I have been working in canadian hospital for 3 years as an RPN. I do same work as an RNs. There is no difference in between RN and RPN. RPN get same assignment and In the night RN is assigned to pts and In the day RPN is assigned to same patients.
    I have 3 years Canadian Nursing experience, Do I still need to go for practical test?

    Anyway, I don't know where / when we have to register for this test. I called there and lady said, she doesn't know about test date even.
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    Hi, I guess we're all in the same boat. Just this Tuesday, I received a note from CNO advising me to take the OSCE exam. It has been a year since the last time I worked in a hospital. Since I came here in Canada (I'm from Philippines, by the way), of course, I never had any nursing experience. Now, I'm a little bit anxious on what to expect. Although I know I have the nursing skills and knowledge but I do think that at least I need a refresher. I am looking for resources (textbooks, cds, websites, etc) that can help me prepare for the exam but I couldn't find anything. I wonder if you could help me.
    Also, honestly, I am considering the 2nd option..to file for review of consideration. I hope that would help.
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    This will be the first time that the CNO is asking IENs to do the OSCE and it seems like the exam will be as JasonNZ posted and there is no need to take a prep course. The CNO recommends that you prepare for the OSCE by reviewing the competencies and ethics document, it would be wise to review them carefully. After reviewing the documents, you can review health assessments for nurses on youtube and practice head to toe physical assessments. Also, try and become familiar with basic healthcare equipment used in Canada.
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    Is there anyone can help me regarding a style of written test, based on competencies? What kind questions they can ask?
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    The information on the written test is on the CEHPEA link that Jason posted
    The IEN Objective Written Exam (MCQ) consists of questions based on 5 RN Entrance to Practice Competency Domains:

    • Professional Responsibility & Accountability
    • Specialized Body of Knowledge
    • Ethical Practice
    • Service to the Public
    • Professional Self Regulation

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