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For those who've passed the CPNRE! Did you attend any workshop? Any tips?

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by nurse_MG nurse_MG (New) New

Hi will take my cpnre on sept. 2015? Has anyone attended a cpnre workshop? Did it help you alot? Or waste of money? Any tips guys on studying at home?

Fiona59

Has 18 years experience.

I wrote in 2001 before all these classes popped up.

It was expected that our college education and clinical time provided us with everything we needed to know to be able to pass the registration exam.

Review your notes. You know your own weak points and study those. Use the official study guide and test bank (usually found at your school's bookstore)

It's not difficult. You have the knowledge.

Mewsin

Has 3 years experience.

No I bought the guide. I had really good intentions of using it but I ended up moving 6 hours away. Between packing and Christmas and unpacking and getting the kids settled, that didn't happen. I walked into the exam on very little sleep, fighting morning sickness, wrote as quickly as I could and got the hell out of there. It was very basic and I felt it didn't even cover everything that I learned in my program.

@fiona good for you, back then. Because nowadays norquest is offering another course called cpnre prep workshop and you have to pay 200+ bucks for that. It's optional so i'm just wondering if anyone has taken it or is it helpful, or not worth spending money on.

Fiona59

Has 18 years experience.

@fiona good for you, back then. Because nowadays norquest is offering another course called cpnre prep workshop and you have to pay 200+ bucks for that. It's optional so i'm just wondering if anyone has taken it or is it helpful, or not worth spending money on.

Moneymaker for Norquest. But today's student's seem to be lacking some basic communication and time management skills. But then these can't be taught.

No successfully completed educational course that has granted a diploma should require a workshop to pass an entry to practice exam. You've survived two years of test taking.

CPNRE is an entry to practice exam that is geared to the minimum required amount of knowledge to be permitted to work. BC and a couple of the Atlantic provinces used to have the shortest PN courses in the country and taught the minimum amount to be eligible for the exam. AB and ON had the longest and most comprehensive education.

Like I said you have the knowledge. You can do it.