SEC assessment recieved for Alberta,Canada

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    Hi all,
    Please help me,I'm in conflict. Recently, I recieved CARNA decision to do SEC assessment for registration.Can anyone tell me that how much preparation needed for SEC.How I should prepare for it.They gave me SEC-General,Obs,Paeds,Mental Health means in all
    I'm bit worried.Can i apply for temporary license in alberta?.can I apply for CRNE before SEC?How I can get visa to appear for SEC? Lastly,how I can get job offer in Alberta/Sasketchewan?
    I need ur help....senior members!!!
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    You will not get a temp license without meeting the provincial requirements and pass SEC. You can not take CRNE until SEC is completed as that is part of your requirements for provincial registration. Depending on where you are from will depend on what is entailed to get a tourist visa however proof of returning back home will be paramount. Getting a job offer in Canada will in most cases rely on eligibility to take CRNE or passed CRNE
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    thats a focused sec assessment. 5 days goodluck... CARNA is slow in correspondence. some other provinces are fast. its the same assessment for all provinces coz it the same resources made from mount royal. try to study with complete understanding of the concepts. questions are practical. some are absurd.
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    When are you taking your SEC?
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    done. ill be attending school soon.
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    Hi benz2222
    how was SEC @ Mount Royal,whats ur experience.
    you have to study for how much duration?.My friend,what books you will recommend me to study for SEC & how to organize it?
    Moreover,how you scheduled SEC,did you get visit visa? My concern is that visit visa has validity of 90 days & Mount Royal Univ. don't give appointment within 90 days,as presently they are booking in May,2012,then how one can schedule SEC on the basis of visit visa???
    Senior members plz give your valuable input.
    Good luck
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    As silverdragon mentioned, you cannot get a temporary license or sit for the CRNE until you have passed the SEC and completed any additional requirements.

    In terms of studying for SEC (also called CCA), please look at all the other threads in the international section related to this topic. I had taken the CCA in Manitoba in March and passed - even though I know I made a few mistakes. I would definitely recommend reviewing your nursing knowledge (look at textbooks or a review book from the past 5 years). Then go through all the resources you have been given to online practice questions - the triple jump and clinical judgement scenarios are asked very similarly to those posted online. Also, look at the Canada Nurse Act, Code of Ethics, and Nursing Standards & Scope of Practice documents.

    Also, the exams itself will be over a 4-5 day period so you will be taking two exams each day for 3 days: 2 General exams (1 Multiple Choice, 1 Short Answer), 1 OB, 1 Peds, 1 Mental Health, and the self-assessment. On your clinical day, you will have the 2 OSCEs, the Triple Jump, and the Clinical Judgement Scenarios.

    Hope this helps!
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    As silverdragon mentioned, you cannot get a temporary license or sit for the CRNE until you have passed the SEC and completed any additional requirements.

    In terms of studying for SEC (also called CCA), please look at all the other threads in the international section related to this topic. I had taken the CCA in Manitoba in March and passed - even though I know I made a few mistakes. I would definitely recommend reviewing your nursing knowledge (look at textbooks or a review book from the past 5 years). Then go through all the resources you have been given to online practice questions - the triple jump and clinical judgement scenarios are asked very similarly to those posted online. Also, look at the Canada Nurse Act, Code of Ethics, and Nursing Standards & Scope of Practice documents.

    Also, the exams itself will be over a 4-5 day period so you will be taking two exams each day for 3 days: 2 General exams (1 Multiple Choice, 1 Short Answer), 1 OB, 1 Peds, 1 Mental Health, and the self-assessment. On your clinical day, you will have the 2 OSCEs, the Triple Jump, and the Clinical Judgement Scenarios.

    Hope this helps!

    My Friend,
    Hearty thanks for sharing.
    where you had SEC? was your SEC in all ie Med surg, OB,Peds, Mental Health.
    Please PM me if you want to recommend any particular books for it.whats your visa status?Did you schedule SEC with visit visa?if yes then how?
    sorry I asked too many questions?
    God bless you
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    I took my SEC in Manitoba (we call it CCA here). Yes I had to take all the sections: General, Peds, OB, Mental Health, Clinicals, and self-assessment. I'm already living in Manitoba so I didn't have to worry about getting a visit visa.

    I can't recommend any books in particular except for the CNA's CRNE Prep Guide - both 4th & 5th Editions. The prep guide has practice questions so that should help in preparing both for SEC and for the CRNE when the time comes. Don't forget to actually study nursing knowledge: especially drug calculations, fundamental nursing skills, lab values, and specifics for OB, peds, and mental health. Also, you should know the basics of public health and community nursing. Also, be sure to read all the information they provide you - ex. Code of Ethics, Entry Level Competencies, Nursing Standards and Scope of Practice. Also, read the Canada Health Act. All of these things will help on the SEC.
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    jazz1983
    Could you please share your SEC experience?


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