CRNE Oct. 5, 2011 - page 2

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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 examinees pass the... Read More


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    i just graduated from ryerson university (toronto), i am writing my crne in oct. according to my university colleagues who passed their exam in june, it is important to prepare for your exam early. most of them recommended:



    top canadian rn exam (crne) prep books:
    1, [color=windowtext]canadian registered nurse exam prep guide, 5th edition $74.95
    2, mosby's canadian comprehensive review of nursing $72.81

    top canadian rn exam (crne) prep courses:
    1, u of t (2 days) $350
    http://bloomberg.nursing.utoronto.ca/caspp/examprep/crne.htm


    2, toronto school of health-----nursing review center (1 month) $950
    http://www.torontoschoolofhealth.com/a/rn%20exam.htm


    however, my colleagues also mentioned that no matter which book you buy,
    “you” are the most important factor for passing the crne.
    you need to have a study plan. ex. study 2 hours a day for 2 months.
    there you go!
    you + hard work = pass
    so why are you waiting for? go study now!
    good luck to everyone!
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    For those considering the Toronto School of Health's prep course, you might want to give some thought to the fact that they only advertise on free websites like Kijiji, Craigslist and other similar sites. You might want to ask yourself why that is. (Especially in light of how much they charge for their course with no guarantee of success... read the fine print on their website.)
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    Hi Janfrn,

    As a nurse and a Staff member, how can you be so judgemental without being fully informed regarding this preparation course. I know a lot of NURSES who are working at Toronto General and Toronto Western, and have credited and suggested taking preparatory courses at Toronto School Of Health. They actually have the highest passing rate for the CRNE.

    Slandering a name of any preparation class in is not helpful for all those nursing students who are looking for resources and help. The whole idea is to help all nurses to pass their licensing examination.

    Sincerely,

    Sasha
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    i could enter into a debate with you over this sashat but i have done some research into this "school" and stand by my comments.

    taken from their website:

    regarding the ien crne prep course which is 8 months in length, tuition of $15,000 (books and materials extra)
    [color=#302e2e]"note: successful completion of this program does not guarantee a passing grade on the rn licensure exam." (the type is much smaller... and the tuition is roughly the same as four years of university.)

    regarding their one week course:

    [color=#302e2e][color=#404040][color=#302e2e][color=#302e2e][color=#404040][color=#302e2e]1 month: $ 950 pass 100% guaranteed or your money back*.
    * terms and conditions apply.
    way down at the bottom of the page, it says exactly the same thing as above. so where's the 100% money-back guarantee? there isn't one.

    and then there's the matter of the cease-and-desist order that the province obtained in 2009 http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/pepg/audien...028%202009.pdf

    they're long on promises, that's for sure.
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    People actually fork over $950.00 for a one week "review" course? That's over 30% more then what I pay for a full semester course here at the U of C.

    Anyhow, in addition to what Ryersonnursing2011 suggested, another good resource is:

    - Lippincott's CRNE prep guide by Elaine Schow and Christina Murray. $54.95


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    Hi,

    I took the exam in October last year for the first time and it was definitely a hard test. Throughout school, I've always had anxiety attacks over midterms and final exams so I studied ahead of time... I started studying every couple days for about an hour in July, then every other day for 2 hrs in August, then every day for 2 hrs in September/October. I looked up old practice tests that were behavioural M/C and practiced the 2 most recent CRNE review guides from CNA. The Mosby's Comprehensive Prep guide helped get me organized as to what area to study but don't expect it to teach you something you don't already know.

    As Ryersonnursing2011 said YOU are the most important part of this. If you are like me and have anxiety attacks over the idea of a huge exam and lack confidence, make sure that you trust yourself -- Understand that you know the material since you've obviously made it this far. Trust your instincts and picture yourself in the hospital working and being faced with the issues given to you in the test... and BREATHE!!! Good luck!!!
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    Hi Ryersonnursing2011,

    Thanks for your update about the text books. Yesterday I bought, Mosby's Comprehensive Review and CRNE Prep Guide.

    I would also like to know how important competencies are in our exam?
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    Quote from aju1234


    I would also like to know how important competencies are in our exam?


    Umm, the competencies are pretty much the exam.
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    Quote from aju1234
    Hi Ryersonnursing2011,

    Thanks for your update about the text books. Yesterday I bought, Mosby's Comprehensive Review and CRNE Prep Guide.

    I would also like to know how important competencies are in our exam?
    Each question on the CRNE is basically testing one or more of the listed competencies at the back of the CNA prep guide. They are what an entry-level nurse should know in order to practice competently.
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    Quote from janfrn
    For those considering the Toronto School of Health's prep course, you might want to give some thought to the fact that they only advertise on free websites like Kijiji, Craigslist and other similar sites. You might want to ask yourself why that is. (Especially in light of how much they charge for their course with no guarantee of success... read the fine print on their website.)
    Hi janfrn,


    They are quite expensive; however, they do teach you useful information. I promoted their prep course at my school (as a job) and you do get your money back if you fail given that you attend all classes and do your homework. I attended all classes, they elaborate on the nursing competencies, how to read the question, time management, provide 2 mock exams, give you advice, and much more. I do agree with you on the price though, but there are so few prep courses in Toronto. Sometimes you don't need a course, but I was too worried to fail and did everything I could not to. I am an RN now.


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