CRNE june 2014: in need of advice

  1. Good day to all.
    I am planning to take my june 2014 CRNE exam and I would like to know if attending a comprehensive course review (eg. Toronto School of Health, Bloomberg CRNE review) is beneficial. I graduated two years ago but failed my CRNE twice. However, I took the NCLEX-RN exam last September and passed. I studied so hard for the NCLEX exam. I reviewed the Saunders book for two months, took Kaplan course, studied the La Charity book, and practiced at least 50 multiple choice questions a day. I was hoping that passing the NCLEX will boost my confidence but i am feeling more stressed and anxious because this will be my last attempt in taking the CRNE. I really wanted to pass so I also took a job in an agency and worked at least 24 hours a week as a nursing aide/personal support worker/constant care provider (sitter). Also, I choose to work in a hospital facility so I can gain experience.
    I need some advice on how to study better for the CRNE. I am constantly reviewing the notes that I had from my NCLEX exam but i know CRNE is different from NCLEX. I am also studying the Mosby and CRNE prep guide that I had two years ago. IN addition, I also wanted to know if anyone had taken the " THE CANADIAN NURSING CAREER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM" comprehensive course for CRNE and would like to provide some insights about the said program.

    Thank you for your time.
    Last edit by ma305 on Dec 13, '13
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  3. by   ma305
    Quote from sado
    Hello I haven't heard anything about them but I called them up the other day and they told me that the CRNE package is 900$ something. I asked them why was it so much arguing about Ryerson who is selling a program 6 weeks long and the school is reputed too. To my query they said that they have smaller classes (of course they would) and more instructive instructive structure is focused on.
    So I don't know where to put them in the scale where we have different programs to choose from!
    In the end in would like to as you why you became interested in the first place
    Thank you for responding. I am not sure about Ryerson but Ive been to Bloomberg (2 day course) and Toronto School of Health (1-2 month extensive course). I would like to try something new since Ive been to those two classes/courses. I am planning on taking 2 months (April and May) off from work so I can focus on studying, which is also why I want to take an extensive course. I want to find the best CRNE study course where it suits my time and needs.

    Any suggestions is greatly appreciated.
  4. by   fairy_C
    for prep course, I don't recommend [FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Toronto School of Health, cuz I took the course and ended up fail result (You could find lots of feedback about this school on this forums; more negative feedback, less positive feedback); also, I think I was too rely on the prep course, and did not study other materials, so I failed the 1st attempt. Then I decided to self-study, you could track my topics I have on this forums, and you would find that I was so struggling and stress. Trust me, it is all about study style. For me, I think I am study better on my own.

  5. by   Roshna
    Quote from ma305
    Good day to all. I am planning to take my june 2014 CRNE exam and I would like to know if attending a comprehensive course review (eg. Toronto School of Health, Bloomberg CRNE review) is beneficial. I graduated two years ago but failed my CRNE twice. However, I took the NCLEX-RN exam last September and passed. I studied so hard for the NCLEX exam. I reviewed the Saunders book for two months, took Kaplan course, studied the La Charity book, and practiced at least 50 multiple choice questions a day. I was hoping that passing the NCLEX will boost my confidence but i am feeling more stressed and anxious because this will be my last attempt in taking the CRNE. I really wanted to pass so I also took a job in an agency and worked at least 24 hours a week as a nursing aide/personal support worker/constant care provider (sitter). Also, I choose to work in a hospital facility so I can gain experience. I need some advice on how to study better for the CRNE. I am constantly reviewing the notes that I had from my NCLEX exam but i know CRNE is different from NCLEX. I am also studying the Mosby and CRNE prep guide that I had two years ago. IN addition, I also wanted to know if anyone had taken the " THE CANADIAN NURSING CAREER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM" comprehensive course for CRNE and would like to provide some insights about the said program. Thank you for your time.
    Hello
    I would like to ask you where did you apply for the NCLEX. I intend to ask this because in my understanding " many US states ask for ho me liscencing first" if you don't have that ur out question. If this is wrong then ease advice me where can I apply / prepare and get licensed in the states. Also how long can I Look at studying. Can you advice me how much was the cost of the exam?
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from Roshna
    Hello
    I would like to ask you where did you apply for the NCLEX. I intend to ask this because in my understanding " many US states ask for ho me liscencing first" if you don't have that ur out question. If this is wrong then ease advice me where can I apply / prepare and get licensed in the states. Also how long can I Look at studying. Can you advice me how much was the cost of the exam?
    This is taking the thread off topic. Would be better to post your question in the Nurse Registration forum
  7. by   agiboma
    @ op if i where you i would not write a third attempt, wait until nclex exam for entry to practice in 2015. A far as i was told by college of nurses in BC anyone that passed nclex after 1982 will be eligible to use the exam as entry to practice starting in 2015. So i would sit tight and not stress.
  8. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    There's a problem with that plan. The OP may find that s/he has insufficient practice hours to become registered if s/he hasn't been working since graduation and would then need a refresher...
  9. by   agiboma
    @ jan yes this is true but may be worth it if she fails and may have to redo the entire program. Which leads me to wonder if the colleges will allow candidates that failed crne x3 but passed nclex to still use there nclex exam as entry to practice? Guess will have to wait a little more to see
  10. by   Maria128
    I take third time CRNE too.if someone want to prepare CRNE or neclex.we can discuss it .maybe we can study together if someone(ones)like.I have some materials to share with.I study really hard .I am very honest to face to group mates.

    my email:blin9920@gmail.com
    Good luck
  11. by   ammuu
    Hii ,I am also failed crne so this time realy determined to pass.if u wanted to form study group with me .contact me on email
    amu_mavi5@yahoo.com
  12. by   jvre888
    i recommend nurses education inc. they are the real deal.
  13. by   nl2014
    Hi ma305, Just curious to know if you have passed the June CRNE. I failed June and now planning to write Minnesota nclex in Nov. I've also registered for Oct CRNE too but at the same, I'm double minded to withdraw the registration. I know they won't refund I think, I am scared from CRNE exam now. I need to ask you when did you write the USA nclex?? What did you do differently to pass CRNE this time??
  14. by   ma305
    Hello Everyone! I took the CRNE June 2014 and passed. In order to pass the exam, I took a CRNE refresher course for a month, studied intensively, took a month long break from work, studied my notes from Potter and perry, Crne prep guide, and prep guide from Nurses Education. In addition, I practiced answering multiple choice questions as well as their rationales.

    Thank you for all your guidance and support.

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