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Hi everyone, CRNE exam is around the corner! Please share your questions and knowledge, and anything you come across during your preparation and think it's good to know for the exam. Our fellow RNs and future coworkers! we need... Read More


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    Quote from janfrn
    Did you read the responses in the other CRNE thread you've been posting to? Read the following: FAQ - The Canadian Registered Nurse Examination (CRNE) for answers to all of your questions. I'll reiterate... The CRNE is NOT the same as the NCLEX in any way.
    Having taken it this am and taken the NCLEX in 1998- you are totally correct. They are nothing like each other. The poster who said there is a greater emphasis on psychosocial issues in the CRNE is right. Also the health care systems are different (one driven by money, and the other driven by health promotion) so the questions on the CRNE are heavily tilted toward these things.
    I don't remember a lot of questions about working in sex clinics, running immunizations at schools,or visiting people in their homes on the NCLEX.
    I think this test (CRNE) was harder. There definitely was a lot more critical thinking involved. Hell it was harder than the CCRN exam I took in 2003, seriously!
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    if I reveal any more the mounties will beat me up (it's in the fine print).....
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    So many people who have taken both will agree with you saltcity. I'm not sure I'd say that there's more critical thinking, but there is more mumbo-jumbo- psychobabble on the CRNE. I would say it's probably been almost a decade since the emphasis shifted from hospital-based nursing NCLEX-type questions to the current CRNE community health promotion focus. It's almost like CNA has decided that if you've graduated from a university nursing school you should be able to answer pathophys and pharmacology questions, the solid scientific part of nursing, so they test on the airy-fairy-touchy-feely. I don't think CNA realizes that most nursing graduates are going to work in hospitals and not in primary care networks.

    So, do you feel you did on the exam?
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    How did everyone find the exam today? I thought it was actually pretty good beside some very vague questions there are always there.
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    It was quite a bit trickier than I expected - not harder, but trickier. I think about 75% or so had at least 2 if not all 4 "right" answers! Not really sure how I feel yet...I'm sure I did fine, but I need a few days to process and try to remember the questions so I can look up the answers lol. And now we wait...
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    i felt it was hard, but i prepared a lot so questions were very similar compare to mosby's study guide. but im very slow and im already behind in the 1st hours, so i didnt finish the exam, i have about 16 questions left that i didnt even have a second to shade. around 170-190 im pretty much skimming through the questions and answers. Everybody else did so well and everyone finished their exam. I felt myself the biggest loser in the whole world....
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    Quote from whitebunny
    i felt it was hard, but i prepared a lot so questions were very similar compare to mosby's study guide. but im very slow and im already behind in the 1st hours, so i didnt finish the exam, i have about 16 questions left that i didnt even have a second to shade. around 170-190 im pretty much skimming through the questions and answers. Everybody else did so well and everyone finished their exam. I felt myself the biggest loser in the whole world....
    Don't beat yourself up! I'm usually a VERY fast exam writer - often one of the first done - and when he said 15 min left I went into a bubbling frenzy and there were probably 5 questions that I just picked the bubble that looked best so I wouldn't have blank ones.

    Since you studied hard, I'm sure you did well enough that you didn't need those 16 questions anyway
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    ahhhh...thank you...this is what im hoping for. Since I really studied im hoping my first 192 questions are mostly correct so I can just let the last 16 go and im hoping the last 16 are all experimental questions. Im just worried what if i fail the exam by just 1% because i didnt shade the last 16 question....i dont even dare to think.....what if i answered all the experimental questions correctly and left all the actual exam questions unshaded....??????? do u know what im saying?
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    Hi whitebunny & rescueninja... I, too, skimmed through about 20 questions when I realized that I may not be able to finish on time.. I used up the whole 4 hours and by the end of the 3rd hour, I swear my seatmate could hear my stomach grumbling.. what's worse, my bladder was about to burst! Couldn't get myself to waste 5-10 precious minutes just to go to the toilet.. I agree, let's stay positive and hope for the best knowing that we diligently studied for the exam..

    My tip for those taking the exam in the future.. make sure to keep track of the time and answer 50 questions per hour.. that way, you'll finish all 200 questions on time. =)
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    i agree. im already behind in the 1st hour. I was only on question 30ish by hour 1. I have to admit that i over thought about some questions but a lot of them are tricky! 1 minute and 30 second is not enough for these type of questions!
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