1. Wondering is it really hard? What is the pass mark? Is it more about psychosocial aspects of nursing care?
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  3. by   epg_pei
    It seems hard at the time, and you walk out wondering if you know anything, but I don't know anyone in my class who does have a lot of what people call psychosocial or community type questions....more info from the CNA
  4. by   IslandtrainedRN
    The passing grade varies every year.

    I found the exam very difficult to write. It was long (about 2.5 hours for the first half, and 3 hours for the second) and I found that the more I wrote, the more confidence I lost. I left that exam feeling like there was a good possibility that I failed... BUT I passed, and so did everyone else in my nursing class.

    I think the most important thing to do when preparing for the CRNE, is to increase your confidence by any means possible. I personally found studying a lot to be helpful. I asked the nurses who wrote last year what they remembered about it, and I studied that. (by the way, study the major illnesses that you find on a medical unit - liver disease, kidney failure, hypertention, diabetes, and know the cardiac markers).

    A lot of people don't like the CNA prep-guide, but I personally found it helpful because it made me feel like I knew what to expect, and that made me feel more confident.

    You'll probably be fine, but good luck anyway!
  5. by   tariq909just

    i am tareq , r.n from jordan , want to immigrate to canada , i want to know about crne , how dose i can apply to if , where in the world , the fees ...etc.

    thank you a lot