Published Jan 29, 2009
this is my first time to post, I'm currently working here in Uk and planning to work in vancouver, I want to ask any1 that if could you help me on what materials do I need to review for the crne exam, I already had cna 4th edition. anything else how about mosby or lippincot? any good? and is it possible to take the exam even your not working yet in vancouver? thanks a lot for any replies.
It is possible to take the exam without working in Canada but working in Canada may help you in the exam. There are already a few threads discussing CRNE with discussions on books only this last week, have a look for them
I am presently in the UK and is planning on relocating to Alberta.
But just as you are planning on possible taking the exam before u relocate thata what i am doing
Where in the UK are you? I am in London.
As for the materials they say that the CNA is the closest to the exam.
Have you started studying full yet?
I'm planning to have full study but my employer wants me to go there and take my crne afterwards, I dont know if its the right thing to do, but as the saying goes no guts no glory.. i have the cna 4th edition and planning to buy more review materials from the net. I'm here in kent . thnks
I do understand but as for me i really just want to try from the uk not sure if it is a grand idea, but i have seen where some people on this site have done the same so i think i will try. If you need a study parthner well you can pm me.
There are a few UK nurses that have either just made the move or in the process on making the move and I think the hardest thing was getting hold of material. Some came and worked before they took the exam where others waited. I know from my experience although was lucky as dh was the primary work permit and I am still sorting my nursing stuff out with NS college but the move has worked very well for us and we love it here
I am currently studying to write the exam NEXT WEDNESDAY!!! Feb 4th. Very nervous and very excited. I have found the best material has been the CNA guide and today I did the online readiness test ($42 off CNA website). I found these materials best because they give the rationales not just for why an answer is correct but why others are incorrect, as well, the full references for EVERY question as opposed to a long list of references at the end of the book. Both are available off the CNA website. Good luck to all those writing NEXT WEDNESDAY!!!
Good luck to all the Feb takers! You'll be fine! Just remember to take headache tabs during the lunch break!!
To those who wonder about coming 1st taking the test later it has worked out fine for all the IEN's on my unit who did or are doing that.
I came in Sept & took the Oct exam, the other UK nurse on my unit came in August & is taking the exam next week. I don't think she feels any better prepared than I did but it suited her to wait. So I think you have to decide on what works best for you.
Hi I wrote the CRNE this past summer, and it was all multiple choice. The short answers were taken out, b/c of a info leak in 2007, the new short answer pool of questions, we were told, will not to be ready till about 2010.
For studying: CRNE prep guide, the online readiness test.(Both shown on the CNA website). Review a Medical-Surgical nursing textbook, just to refresh. (It really wasn't as bad, as I thought.) Good luck!
For those of you who are writing the exam in the next round, you could try Mosby's Prep guide for the CRNE by Marshall - Henty and Bradshaw, published by Elsevier.
They had different questions to the CNA prep guide, so it was a good way to get more practice.
I sat my exam in October 2008, and passed. I wasn't working in a hospital at the time, and Occupational Health is my specialty, so I really had to raise my game and knuckle down. I even bought a Lippincott Manual of nursing practice to help refresh my failing general memory!!
It really wasn't as bad as I thought, but that may just be hindsight talking!! One of the main things to remember is to read the stem of question. Pay attention to those words, like : the most important, the first thing to do. The answer choices may not match exactly what you would do, but that's where the need to read the question carefully pays off.
Good luck guys, and remember to eat a good breakfast, don't forget your ID and documentation, take some music to listen to at the lunch break....... Jeez, I sound like my mum.....
thanks a lot, it will boost our morale.
Hi there fellow colleagues! I also got my eligibility from CRNBC. Find it hard to get an employer. whew!
Would also like to write the CRNE this year.
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