CRNE June 2009 - page 7

Hi there! I'm writing the CRNE tomorrow and wanted to start this thread to get some chatter going to support each other. Anyone else writing tomorrow? I'm nervous....somewhat! It's kind of a... Read More

  1. by   Brownie06
    My heart goes out to Sesdo and Cheeca, and cant help feeling that my fate would be the same. But like many have pointed out, its not the end of the world. We just have to pick up pieces and move on, and in the end, we will come out stronger!! Every time I get mail, my heart misses a few beats... I wish the results would just come through, and put me out of misery!
  2. by   britexpat
    sorry to hear the bad news, cheeca and sesdo. but like brownie06, i am afraid that my fate will be the same. each day that we wait for the results is like a torture. i am hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst. God willing, we will all be smiling when we open our mail in the next week or so. :spin:
  3. by   cheeca
    Quote from janfrn
    I believe from other posts by cheeca that this was attempt number 3. If that's the case, then unfortunately there won't be a next time for her. It really isn't an easy examination, as many have discovered.


    I believe that in one of her posts, cheeca said she was in Alberta. There is absolutely no way to predict how quickly Canada Post will get your results to you. There are many postal sorting substations between Ottawa and most of us and it's not unusual for letter mail to take a week to go around the block. Patience is the good word for the next week or so.
    Yes it is true that was my 3rd and final attempt. I studeid very hard prior to the exam, even went to a course every week to improve my chances and did mock exams every week and was getting 88-90% on them. Can not understand what went wrong on the big day???? But all said and done I FAILED. The passing score was 141 points and I got 125. Good luck to all those who wait, hope your news is all GOOD
  4. by   azalia14
    Hi June writers,
    Anybody living in Ontario? Did you receive your results yet?
  5. by   jhaydenj
    Hi,
    This question is for janfrn, you seem like a seosoned user (I have seen your your name in older forums) have you noticed that those that fail the exam get their results earlier?

    AND

    Cheeca, this does not need to be your last attempt. I was looking around I found that you can take a competence test with the college (at your own expense) and by doing that they can assess your competence level and help you pass the exam (you have up to two chances once this test is completed) . I will find the website for you afterwards or you could simply call the college of nurses and they can assist you further.

    jhaydenj
  6. by   DJ-5
    I'M so sorry to hear that Checca,thats really bad. Gud Luck to all who r waiting,its really killing me.I've also called CNO, IT said end of july or starting of august.:heartbeat
  7. by   cheeca
    Quote from jhaydenj
    Hi,
    This question is for janfrn, you seem like a seosoned user (I have seen your your name in older forums) have you noticed that those that fail the exam get their results earlier?

    AND

    Cheeca, this does not need to be your last attempt. I was looking around I found that you can take a competence test with the college (at your own expense) and by doing that they can assess your competence level and help you pass the exam (you have up to two chances once this test is completed) . I will find the website for you afterwards or you could simply call the college of nurses and they can assist you further.

    jhaydenj
    Hi Jhaydenj, Maybe I am wrong and you are correct but what I think what you are referring to, is the SEC (substantially equivalent competence assessment) which is free as I understand. Its an assessment by your local college they assess your skills and competences and find what areas you are weak in and indentify whether you are able to meet the competenceies expected of a RN. It also see's if there is a need for additional preperation and what competency requirements need to be addressed. Is this the kind of thing you are referring to? If not and there is some other assessment that I am not even aware of then I would love to know,:spin: maybe you can send me the link for the website. As far as I am aware, and this is directly from CARNA you are only allowed to take the CRNE exam 3 times. As any one else heard of this assessemnt that Jhaydenj mentions? Maybe janfrn could enlighten me on this one?
  8. by   Patriven
    Hi guys , I'm sorry for cheeca and sesdo have a good luck next time I'm not sur for people who have no other exam chances , can they take LPN ?? You know I really feel that i'll get the same fate , I keep dreeming with failing and passing .Hopfully , I 'll have mine on Monday , I'm from Mississauga. Let's keep our hands crossed for all Junes takers.
  9. by   cheeca
    Quote from Patriven
    Hi guys , I'm sorry for cheeca and sesdo have a good luck next time I'm not sur for people who have no other exam chances , can they take LPN ?? You know I really feel that i'll get the same fate , I keep dreeming with failing and passing .Hopfully , I 'll have mine on Monday , I'm from Mississauga. Let's keep our hands crossed for all Junes takers.

    Yes you can take the LPN....I am already onto this and been in touch with the appropriate college of LPN. You have to have a prioe and learning assessment done by a local college, and take a challenge exam then have a skills assessment, then then tailor a course for you depending on your assessement. Once you have completed your modules you then get your credentials for Licensed practice murse and deemed eligable to take the LPN exam and get a temp licence to work as a LPN under the condition that you sit the exam and pass within 1 year. Good luck to you on yr results
  10. by   jhaydenj
    Hi Cheeca,

    Yes, that was the test I was referring too. As for the expense, I would tink they would charge because the college charges for everything and they would be going out of their way to ensure that they YOU pass and I highly doubt they would go out of their way for free. But, the best way to know is call and ask. I know that their is a solution, so you do not have to be discouraged. By the way, what province are you in? In the past, did you normally get your exam earlier than those that passed?

    jhaydenj
  11. by   MellaBella
    Quote from azalia14
    Hi June writers,
    Anybody living in Ontario? Did you receive your results yet?
    Hey I'm in Ontario, no results yet
  12. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    Quote from jhaydenj
    Hi,
    This question is for janfrn, you seem like a seosoned user (I have seen your your name in older forums) have you noticed that those that fail the exam get their results earlier?
    Seasoned user? Yeah, you could say that. I've been a staff member for three years, reading through hundreds of "did you get your results yet?" posts after each sitting of the CRNE. To answer your question, I'd have to say no, the results are batch-mailed from the CNA to the provincial colleges who then batch mail them. It's likely a coincidence. Another possibility is that there's a preponderance of members who have reason to fear they've failed who post here looking for kindred spirits. Many of the posters to these types of threads are IENs, who legitimately have reason to fear failure.

    Quote from jhaydenj
    Cheeca, this does not need to be your last attempt. I was looking around I found that you can take a competence test with the college (at your own expense) and by doing that they can assess your competence level and help you pass the exam (you have up to two chances once this test is completed) . I will find the website for you afterwards or you could simply call the college of nurses and they can assist you further.
    There are only three chances to pass the CRNE, as cheeca has said. (There are also only three chances to pass the CLPNE.) The SEC is usually required long before permission to write the CRNE for the first time has been granted. There's a sticky on the International forum home page on the subject of SEC (FAQ - Substantially Equivalent Competence (SEC) Assessments ). Its purpose is more to ensure that the applicant is competent to practice nursing as it's practiced in Canada than it is it help pass the exam.

    Quote from jhaydenj
    Hi Cheeca,

    Yes, that was the test I was referring too. As for the expense, I would tink they would charge because the college charges for everything and they would be going out of their way to ensure that they YOU pass and I highly doubt they would go out of their way for free. But, the best way to know is call and ask. I know that their is a solution, so you do not have to be discouraged. By the way, what province are you in? In the past, did you normally get your exam earlier than those that passed?
    There is no direct cost to the applicant for the SEC. It is not actually provided by the College of Nursing, but through Mount Royal College/Grant McEwan College in Alberta, Kwantlen College in BC, Health Sciences Centre in Manitoba and Palliser College (I think) in Saskatchewan. The cost of the assessment is picked up by the College of Nursing, which explains the huge increase in our registration fees here in Alberta this year. However, there is a significant cost to the applicant when they enroll for any upgrading the SEC may reveal they need.

    Cheeca is in Alberta, I'm pretty sure. Calgary? Anyway, for the present time the only position vacancies in this province are open only to internal candidates, meaning people already employed by Alberta Health Services. It doesn't look like that is going to change any time soon, either, despite what the CEO might say publicly.
  13. by   gemandy
    I am an IEN,planning to take CRNE early nx yr.to the guys who took the crne,what do u suggest for me to focus on studying?what study materials i need to chase for the preparation of crne.does it go for any other provinces in canada?or there is a specific study guide for each province?
    hope to hear from you guys,,,thank you..

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