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CRNE Oct. 5, 2011 - page 3

Anybody who will be taking the CRNE on October 5, 2011, please post your comments and suggestions here like making a study group, sharing notes, meeting at the library or anything that will help the... Read More

  1. Visit  Cojute2011 profile page
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    Hello everyone:

    I would like to give you also some advice for the crne exam in october or february. All the resources that you all mentioned are definately a must to study inside out like the CRNE prep guides and mock tests you can purchase from the CNA online, the mosbys comprehensive review and prep guides, lippincott, your notes from med-surg courses may be helpful, study groups and prep courses. They are all very useful and proven to work and increases your chances to pass the crne.

    In addition to all the resources you are planning to use, My advice to you will be to create a schedule that works for you and dedicate every single day 4-6-9 hours per day to review and do mock questions, do as many questions as possible, do 2,3,4 thousand questions whatever you are comfortable with and whatever your time allows you until you feel you are getting it, don't take a break until this is done. I don't mean to be exaggerated but in all honesty for some of us that is the amount of work and time needed to make this final step to conquer the registration.

    All the exam is based on Critical Thinking, Safety first, and Health promotion. I don't mean to sound rude but for the ones that are tested in October, I would not recommend to take summer vacation at this moment in time because you will be cutting it short trust me. In order to apply critical thinking in every question, You still need to remember all your body of knowledge that was taught to you in 4 years and a lot of your time and dedication and discipline is needed it to accomplish that.

    So, don't take it easy but study everyday, review everyday, do questions everyday and help each other and your chances to pass this exam will be greater!!!don't hesitate to ask me any questions I will be happy to help you. Good luck to all future candidates in october!! You can do it
  2. Visit  Ibiang1980 profile page
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    Hello Everyone,

    I am a recent nursing graduate from York University. I took the CRNE June, 2011 and I failed it. If you fail the CRNE, they will give you your score and the passing mark. I got 110 and the passing mark was 112. It sucks big time. I even did the option of having it marked manually and I still fail. And at the same time that I did that request, I registered for the October exam as well which I am confirmed that I will be writing in October 5 (I called them if they got my payment by cheque, and that's why the lady told me I am registered).

    This is my advice for the people that are writing in the October, 2011... IF you sit there and feel like you are not ready, don't do it! That's what I did. I sat there and I felt like I wasn't ready to take this exam but too ashamed to walk out and now I failed for the first time and it is the most important one. Don't be embarassed to walk out if you feel like you are not ready.

    Also, I took the two-day prep course at U of T in the first week of May and it was helpful but it wasn't enough, I think.

    I was an A student all thru nursing school but I manage to fail this exam because of poor time management and thus I was not able to do the a "do over" on my review notes.

    My mistake in studying the first time was NOT doing alot of questions enough. I brushed through reading my med-surg book and I DID NOT pay attention to the competencies which is what CRNE blueprint is (I know, stupid eh!). And I screwed up in my time management in May because of my distractions which I let it distracted me.

    I got my failed result last July 17, 2011 and I cried for a week (you have to, it'll help you move on and be ready to study again). I started studying/reviewing last week of July 2011 and I have been dedicating my studying hours about 4 hrs/day (hopefully it'll continue until the end).

    So I figured back to studying. Here's my plan for August:

    1.) Reading the competencies EVERYDAY
    2.) Read Fundamentals of Nursing
    3.) Read Mosby's comprehensive review for the CRNE together with the med-surg books & maternal-child, pharmacology, & mental health.
    4.) Read Code fo Ethics, professional Practice, Delegation, Scope of Practice...CNO documents & RNAO BPGs
    5.) I registered for the Toronto School of Health ($950) because it was highly recommended by my friends that took it and now, they ALL pass.

    My plan for September:
    1.) REVIEW REVIEW REVIEW
    2.) DO alot of q's--CNA prep guides, CNA readiness test online, Mosby prep, Lippincott's...

    Tips from my friends that passed was to do alot of q's. READ the q's carefully and really think of what it is asking. Always remember your nursing process (Assess, Plan, Implement & Evaluate). Remember the ABCs in that order. Remember your code of ethics, professional practice, safety. And when it doubt, GUESS! Don't leave anything blank. One of my professor told us that if you really don't know, pick the longest answer because it is more inclusive.

    I definitely learned from my mistake and I am determined to pass the next exam. Good luck to all of us!
  3. Visit  jrenae21 profile page
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    hey, I took June 2011 and failed too and we have exactly the same story except I failed by 3 which sucks too, and we have the same kind of habits so THANK YOU FOR SHARING....I signed up for toronto school of health too just to find that they have received a stop operation order regarding their psw program from the ministry now I dont know if i should trust them

    here is the link check it out, scroll down you will see the order
    http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/pepg/audiences/pcc/n2010.html
  4. Visit  swtymolu profile page
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    hai m a new member .pls help me for preparing rn exam.i dont knw hw to study it
  5. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Quote from swtymolu
    hai m a new member .pls help me for preparing rn exam.i dont knw hw to study it
    Hi

    Just take some time to read this and the International forum where you will find several threads discussing the exam
  6. Visit  Ibiang1980 profile page
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    Quote from jrenae21
    hey, I took June 2011 and failed too and we have exactly the same story except I failed by 3 which sucks too, and we have the same kind of habits so THANK YOU FOR SHARING....I signed up for toronto school of health too just to find that they have received a stop operation order regarding their psw program from the ministry now I dont know if i should trust them

    here is the link check it out, scroll down you will see the order
    http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/pepg/audiences/pcc/n2010.html
    Hello jrenae21,

    Thank you for sharing the link; I did see that before I enrolled. I know it looks bad on the company but remember you are not getting any kind of certification. You are going for a review class to help you in studying/preparing for the exam. Also, I spoke to ten former students of the school that took the review class last April-May 2011 and they all said that it helped them be more organized on what to study and reinforced topics that you already know. All of them (they were my nursing classmates) passed! So I am hoping this class will help me in strategies for multiple choice q's and reviewing. That's my two cents .

    Good luck to you and your studying. Good luck to all of us! And WE CAN DO THIS!!!
  7. Visit  jrenae21 profile page
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    Quote from Ibiang1980
    Hello jrenae21,

    Thank you for sharing the link; I did see that before I enrolled. I know it looks bad on the company but remember you are not getting any kind of certification. You are going for a review class to help you in studying/preparing for the exam. Also, I spoke to ten former students of the school that took the review class last April-May 2011 and they all said that it helped them be more organized on what to study and reinforced topics that you already know. All of them (they were my nursing classmates) passed! So I am hoping this class will help me in strategies for multiple choice q's and reviewing. That's my two cents .

    Good luck to you and your studying. Good luck to all of us! And WE CAN DO THIS!!!
    Thanks....well maybe I should just go ahead with it *sigh* I just need to pass man! its so hard finding these courses and to spend 950 I wanna make sure its good you know
  8. Visit  jrenae21 profile page
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    has anyone taken or knows about the HCPT (associated with trillium talent resource) CRNE Review course???
  9. Visit  JustGraduateN profile page
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    Quote from aju1234
    Hi,
    I'm an IEN and new to this forum.I am planning to write my CRNE Exam in coming October.I am from sudbury,ON and would like to know more about study group. I am attending CRNE preparation course in Toronto School of Health. I am looking for an accomodation for a month so that I can prepare well. Could anyone please guide me to get an accomodation or I can share the rent too.Kindly reply plz.....
    You will be better off with www.passcrne.ca they offer online. Good Luck
  10. Visit  j.girl profile page
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    Hey Everyone

    I passed the CRNE in June 2011, I studied mostly using freshnurse.ca which is all online. It was only $50 for all of their materials and I found it very helpful.

    Good luck in October!
  11. Visit  apol21 profile page
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    Hi to all,

    I will be taking the CRNE this October. Been reviewing since June, using Mosby's, CNA prep guide, Lipincotts.

    Goodluck to all of us!
  12. Visit  MattJoey profile page
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    See you tomorrow at Toronto Reference Library for the start of this rigid review! If you have some practice questions from any review center maybe we can share with my questions from other review center. This is what we called teamwork. I'll be in the third floor, see you there.
  13. Visit  marypunj profile page
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    Can any one help me out by providing the details of crne coaching in ottawa. Iam appearing in octobar 2011 and iam very much tensed as the date is coming closer.

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