I'm currently in my 2nd semester of my 4 year BScN degree (Canada) and just found out that by the time I graduate they will have changed our registration exam from the CRNE to the NCLEX. I was just curious if anyone knew the difference between these two exams and when everyone started preparing for their exam. I am assuming I'll have to purchase different study guides and prep materials. We also have to write a jurice prudence exam which im not sure if thats specific to canada. Any info or advice would be helpful! Thanks.
Feb 28, '13
I agree with most of what you wrote Steven, with a couple of exceptions, the company (NCSBN) that does NCLEX did not buy out the company that does the CRNE (ASI). NCSBN out bid ASI in the college of nurses request for proposals. The CRNE questions are protected by copyright, therefore cannot be used in the NCLEX. At the end of 2014, the CRNE questions will no longer be used, see history on the background on the CRNE History | CNA – AIIC
I am not sure that the question bank has changed from community and health promotion to medical model based questions, as the questions are selected randomly and I don't see why they would change the CRNE at this point. Do you have a reference?
Last edit by dishes on Feb 28, '13
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