i too took the test yesterday (in calgary).
i was apphaled at all of the specifics they wanted for some of the questions...stuff i learned 3 years ago in basic biology and has nothing to do with being a safe practicing nurse.:angryfire
and then there was a question that had a boy with a disease, blah, blah, blah... and later in the group of questions, the boy was suddenly "boys".
the fill in the blank was ridiculous too. it was hard to tell exactly what they wanted and there was specific questions about canadian web sites, etc...i was educated in the us, how am i suppose to know that?
the crne study guide and the readiness test were way easier than the test was (shouldn't it be the other way around??), but never had anything specific about canada and/or basic biology questions, etc so there was no "heads-up" for me.
at this point, it could go either way (pass/fail). if we don't get results until december (my nclex took 3 days for results), and god forbid i fail- the next test is not until june 6 because we can't enroll for the feb 7th test since we don't get results back until after that test's deadline (nov).
has anyone heard the pass rates for the new exam? i don't know how i am going to get through 8-12 weeks of this...it was hard enough to get through 3 days waiting for the nclex results in the us.