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Hello everyone,

I have recently applied to a nursing program. My question is, do you find that the nursing school has prepared you well for CRNE exams? Or, did you have to do CRNE prep courses, Mosby courses?

Also, please indicate which school you attended and if you felt prepared for CRNE. Please post if you were succesful or unsuccesful in the exam as well.

Thank you


Has 18 years experience.

I'm going to reply. You have made multiple posts on your first day requesting information, most of which is already discussed in either the Canadian forum or on other threads around the board.

The reason no responses are being posted is you sound as if you are asking for help doing your essays.

I'll tell you something that you asked. I graduated about 14 years ago. There were no prep courses for the exams. We studied, graduated and went off and wrote the exam required for our designation. It's only been in the last 6 or so years that the exam prep industry appeared. I don't know if it was due to the number of IENs who had difficulty passing Canadian exams or that the degree became the entry point for the RN designation which resulted in more "book smart" than "common sense" type students entering nursing.

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

I graduated 6 years ago. I had two weeks in between the end of my consolidation and the exam.I studied my notes from school.I didn't open a book the night before. I passed and I didn't think the exam was hard.My theory is that you should already know enough to pass the exam.If you don't know it then cramming isn't going to help.It's mostly just common sense and knowing the basics.

I want to start off by saying that I thank you for your input. However, I am not looking to write an "essay" or impress the nursing school. I do my own research and dont ask for help unnecessarily. The site requires you to make topics in order to send private messages and I needed to reply to a few of the nursing candidates in my prospective class ( To exchange emails). If the website didnt have this policy, I wouldnt have made the forums. Regardless, I believe my topics are of interest to some people and will be beneficial in the future.

NotReady4PrimeTime, RN

Specializes in NICU, PICU, PCVICU and peds oncology. Has 25 years experience.

As pointed out, you made several virtually identical posts seeking the same information in multiple threads, information already well-covered in other threads. This approach will not get you where you want to go any faster than being selective and concise.

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Specializes in ER / Critical Care. Has 7 years experience.

If you JUST applied for nursing school, you will be taking the NCLEX when you graduate- the NCLEX replaces CRNE in January 2015.