CRNE Oct. 5, 2011 - page 39

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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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    Congratulations to everyone who succeeded... and to those who will take (or retake) it in February, may God bless you with wisdom and understanding. Your humility and hardwork will soon be rewarded!
    I am an IEN in Alberta... when I was preparing for the exam I was unemployed with limited funds so I only did self-review. I borrowed the CRNE Prep Guide (5th ed.), Lippincott, and the Medical-Surgical Nursing Made Easy from the public library and did the CRNE online readiness test. I couldn't afford the review/preparation courses.
    On my own, I did a lot of simulated practice tests (200 questions in 4 hours) and even went to the venue one week before the exam date just to see what it's like to get up early and travel to the venue (I had to take the bus).
    Indeed, God is good, everything worked out in the end... and I PASSED!
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    Quote from fromGNtoRN
    Congratulations to everyone who succeeded... and to those who will take (or retake) it in February, may God bless you with wisdom and understanding. Your humility and hardwork will soon be rewarded!
    I am an IEN in Alberta... when I was preparing for the exam I was unemployed with limited funds so I only did self-review. I borrowed the CRNE Prep Guide (5th ed.), Lippincott, and the Medical-Surgical Nursing Made Easy from the public library and did the CRNE online readiness test. I couldn't afford the review/preparation courses.
    On my own, I did a lot of simulated practice tests (200 questions in 4 hours) and even went to the venue one week before the exam date just to see what it's like to get up early and travel to the venue (I had to take the bus).
    Indeed, God is good, everything worked out in the end... and I PASSED!

    Congrats. From which country are you?
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    Quote from fromgntorn
    congratulations to everyone who succeeded... and to those who will take (or retake) it in february, may god bless you with wisdom and understanding. your humility and hardwork will soon be rewarded!
    i am an ien in alberta... when i was preparing for the exam i was unemployed with limited funds so i only did self-review. i borrowed the crne prep guide (5th ed.), lippincott, and the medical-surgical nursing made easy from the public library and did the crne online readiness test. i couldn't afford the review/preparation courses.
    on my own, i did a lot of simulated practice tests (200 questions in 4 hours) and even went to the venue one week before the exam date just to see what it's like to get up early and travel to the venue (i had to take the bus).
    indeed, god is good, everything worked out in the end... and i passed!
    congratz....... i didn't get my results yet......
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    So I finally received my results this evening and managed to pass (Alberta). I say 'managed' because I admit to not giving this exam as much preparation time/study time as I should have!! I only had the Prep guide and went through the questions a few times while working full time as a GN. Several of my Canadian colleagues kept telling me how the CRNE "is much easier than the NCLEX" ...Well, I am here to let you know that it is Different but certainly not easier...it may even be harder in my humble opinion. So if you are a transplant from the U.S like me, don't fall for that...Take the time to review the material, understand Canadian healthcare and know that the emphasis here is more on the psychosocial aspect of healthcare as opposed to Pathophysiology and pharmacology (as with the NCLEX). I think my saving grace was God and maybe to a tiny extent my 4 yrs of experience as a nurse in the U.S...Good luck to all of you who will be doing this in coming months and particularly the IENs. God Bless you all!!
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    I havent received my results yet (I am outside of Canada). CNO said to give it an additional 2-3 weeks for international mail. One question before this thread closes: are the results sent as priority mail or just a regular one? Thank you.
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    It will be sent by regular mail unless you paid extra for priority handling, which I'm assuming you did not. I see a Norwegian flag next to your user name... Express post to Norway would cost $54.56 and priority mail is $72.80, where postage within Canada is $0.59 for ordinary letter mail and $1.31 for a large envelope.
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    To friend in need:
    Log in to your CARNA account, the CRNE part should be cleared already which means that you passed. If you cannot log in, go to the CARNA home page then choose Nurse Verification on the Quick Links on the left side. Choose: 'Click here to access the public register'. Type your last name and first name, if your status does not include 'Examination required' then you passed the CRNE. Goodluck!
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    Received my result yesterday and I passed!
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    Quote from edtgirl
    if you are in ab or close to edmonton, i know a teacher who coaches people for crne. she's very very very experienced. alberta health services used to sent their staff to her to get help after their 2nd try.

    let me know if you need her email.

    staff note: please do not use text speak or non-standard abbreviations on allnurses.com. we do not charge by the letter but we do require the use of proper, professional english spelling, grammar and punctuation.
    hi edt!
    am taking the february exam. am from edmonton. am taking for the 2nd time. please help me with the teacher who coaches.
    thank you so much! god bless you!
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    is attending a review class imperative?kindly help!


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