Study topics for CRNE exam prep. - page 6

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... Read More

  1. by   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....
  2. by   RescueNinja
    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
  3. by   whitebunny
    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?
  4. by   Adavid268
    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. =)
  5. by   whitebunny
    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!
    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhh
    my 16 ovals~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  6. by   Adavid268
    Hahhahaha sorry but that was funny, whitebunny! Your ovals LOL! So what was your reaction when you realized you had to shade the ovals for the survey?
  7. by   whitebunny
    i did not have a second to shade the survey, my survey is blank.....my mind is all my 16 ovals
  8. by   aaliya
    Hi Whitebunny, I understand ur state of mind as I too feeling the same.I shaded last 20 questions clicking at a glance which doesnot mean that if i have done those they were meant to be correct,because u know these questions demand attention to detail.so do not worry,just hope that whatever has been attempted is mostly correct.No option left just to wait for the results.I found the test bit tough and tricky and lengthy and pray that passing Bar should not be more than 60%.I have just joined this community as I didnnt knew abt it as I mn international applicant,just 2 months in Canada.
  9. by   Adavid268
    Ohhh the invigilators made sure we did the survey.. maybe that caused the line up for handing in the exam booklet & answer sheet.. aside from checking the ID again, they asked test takers to shade the survey before they left..
  10. by   whitebunny
    mine didnt, she just made sure all the exam info was filled out and i changed my address. she didnt look at the survey and i have no mood to do it either. i left with a full bladder and a ****** up face.....=.=
  11. by   whitebunny
    gd for you, all i was thinking is if i focus on the 192 and get as many as correct i might just omitt the last 16 and still be able to pass....but still i should shade the last 16.......................................
  12. by   jess1ca
    I'm not sure what I thought about yesterday's exam. I'm kicking myself for some of the questions I know I got wrong. ARGGHHH.
  13. by   Adavid268
    A very wise former professor once said that if there was only a minute left and still lots questions unanswered, pick a letter between B or C and just shade away.. I did that one time during a mock exam and shaded all C's in one straight line.. I got 9 correct answers out of 20.. not bad, ei?

    whitebunny, my fingers are crossed.. I believe in the power of the mind.. we studied hard, we will pass! =) same goes to everyone who wrote the exam yesterday.. let's hope for the best.. now we wait.. and send out resumes, no time to waste..

close