I too am a foreign trained nurse. I just sat my exams in January and luckily passed. I'm not sure where you are at the moment (i.e which province ) but if you are in ontario please let me know there should be lots of help there. If not there's a couple of things you can do
first there's a web site called
It basically costs 38 dollars a month to join and for that you get practice questions with explainations as to why the correct answer is correct. Please check it out even if you decide not to join.
If you don't already have the canadian RN exam PREP guide get that too. It's not the greatest on it's own E.g if you have weaknessess in certain areas (midwifery was mine) you still need to get a reference textbook.
I have met a few people who say that the nurse refresher course was more than helpful. Again I don't know where you are but i'm in Nova Scotia and here they use the
Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton
It may be useful because they do long distance teaching so even though they are based in Alberta you could still attend
Insidently if you are in Nova Scotia please let me know as I am in the process of designing an orientation program for foreign trained healthcare workers here and maybe we (my organization) could help more directly.
I hope that some of this helps. Don't lose heart those board exams are espeacially hard if you come from abroad. I did the NCLEX exams too and I think the canadian exams were harder, mainly because alot of there questions are based on knowing canadian culture where as with the NCLEX alot of questions test your physiology, pathophysiology (i.e things which are universal for all nurses).
Let me know how things go.
Take care and lots of luck
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I am a foreign nurse, and I sat the canadian RN exam twice and missed by few points to pass, can anyone suggest any tips for me to pass the exam, any books, methods, and what do u think of nursing refresher course, if it's a good idea then can anyone suggest from any particular college, pls?