Hi Everyone, nice to meet you here and thanks for all the sharings.
I am a RN in Hong Kong and applying for the nurse registration in BC...I know that it will take me 4~5 months for assessing my eligibility of taking CRNE...and once I am admitted to fit for exam, I can apply for a temporary registration for employment and practice in BC...
By the time I get my temporary registration, will the CRNBC arrange the practicum for us or I have to look for a job vancancy myself? I believe it will be quite a complicated situation as I may only be able to work under supervision until I pass my CRNE and get my license. If really so, is it difficult to get an opportunity for practicum?
I would also like to know if there is any study aids you have been used for preparing the CRNE? Because I can only find the "Canadian RN Exam Prep Guide" at Canadian Nurses Association website...and it seems have nowhere else can I get access to the CRNE past exam papers...I would love to hear about how you have challenged the exam too~ it maybe too early for me to talk about exam...but I'm very nervous about it already
wish me good luck~ >.<
Jan 19, '07
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thank you very much for the information~
I have just realized that there are some re-entry nursing programs in Vancouver for internationally educated nurses, just like the one in Kwantlen University College~ seems like it's one of the possible ways to pass the CRNE...though it's a one-year full time program (oh god~ it must be expensive!)...
whatever....I just want to work asap in Canada...~
hi! my opinion is challenge the exam before trying to take the re-entry nursing prgram.
better yet instead of going to a re-entry program why not attend to a review course that is focus on CRNE? I have friends in BC they are IEN too and they took the exam without taking the expensive re-entry courses. Now they passed the exam and working as a nurse.
I am an IEN too here in Ontario just took the exam last Oct. and with God's grace I passed the exam. I was in the same dillema before. i was thinking of going to re-entry courses but instead i enrolled to a review (prep) course for CRNE.
My 2 cents!
Well again, that will depend on the credentialling body what will be the result of your evaluation.
Last edit by ellamae28 on Jan 19, '07