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how to prepare for canadian RPN exam

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iam an internationally educated nurse from the philippines (i passed teh phil board exam) and we migrated here in canada and already sent out my application to CNO which iam pretty sure they will allow me to take the RPN exam.. can you give me hints or guides how to prepare? as well as books? what to read? or maybe any sample questions that i can read? or any review center you might recommend? iam still waiting for the result of the evaluation maybe after a couple of months but i want to prepare now as early as possible. and does anybody know the passing rate of the exam? to all filipinos out there who took tha canadian RPN exam can you tell me how to prepare for it? is it almost the same as our board exam in the philippines god bless you all..

iam an internationally educated nurse from the philippines (i passed teh phil board exam) and we migrated here in canada and already sent out my application to CNO which iam pretty sure they will allow me to take the RPN exam.. can you give me hints or guides how to prepare? as well as books? what to read? or maybe any sample questions that i can read? or any review center you might recommend? iam still waiting for the result of the evaluation maybe after a couple of months but i want to prepare now as early as possible. and does anybody know the passing rate of the exam? to all filipinos out there who took tha canadian RPN exam can you tell me how to prepare for it? is it almost the same as our board exam in the philippines god bless you all.. for those who know any info tnx

NotReady4PrimeTime, RN

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

Did you train as a practical nurse in the Philippines? As far as I know, the only province that has allowed nurses from the Philippines to write the practical nurse exam and work as PNs is Alberta, and that was a one-time thing done to save face.

Iam a licensed nurse in the phil

NotReady4PrimeTime, RN

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

Are you a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse? I understand that the Philippines does not utilize LPNs and that is why I ask the question.

iam a lixensed nurse in the phil

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

Moved to the Canadian Nurses forum, where you can get better service.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

iam a lixensed nurse in the phil

Still doesn't answer the question are you a RN or PN? The exam is different and preparation is different.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

merged 2 threads for continuity

Ginger's Mom, MSN, RN

Has 41 years experience.

If you are confused about the scope of practice, you may need to review the Canadian Health System.

To practice as a PN ( Practical nurse) you must have completed a PN program, having a BSN then applying to the PN usually does not work. The PN program is not the consolation prize for not achieving the RN program.

To add to confusion, some BSN where brought over to work as RNs, once their education and skills where evaluated they did not meet the standards of the RN and where allowed to sit for the PN exam. From what I read this was a one time event.

NotReady4PrimeTime, RN

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

You're correct, Alexk49. The RNs who are currently licensed as LPNs in Alberta were allowed to do so as a face-saving measure for the health region that recruited them without assessing their suitability adequately before paying a lot of money to bring them to Canada. They were already here when CARNA assessed their education and competencies, found them lacking and a deal was cobbled together with the CLPNA to allow them to write the LPN exam and be given licenses so that they could work. But even that was not as successful as they'd hoped and a number of the new LPNs are not functioning at anywhere near the level they need to be for their recruitment to have been worthwhile. They're more like nursing assistants. Alberta Health Services will not be licensing any more RNs as LPNs no matter where they come from.

iam 100% sure that i can take the PN exam it will be misleading if i will explain what you are asking ok.. this thread is about how to prepare for PN exam thanks for those who will reply pls just stick to the thread tnx

Ginger's Mom, MSN, RN

Has 41 years experience.

Then I would ask one of your instructors how to prepare for the exam since that what they do help their students pass.

Also the Canadian Nurses Association has a prep guide for $40.

what is that prep guide? is that a book? can you give me a title on how much or where can i get that book and the eact title and edition

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

what is that prep guide? is that a book? can you give me a title on how much or where can i get that book and the eact title and edition

The province website should have all information regarding the prep guide

anybody has prep guide to share to me?

Fiona59

Has 18 years experience.

As an LPN who has written the exam, I want to know why you are so reluctant to share your educational background.

Honesty and personal morals/ethics appear on the exam.

Just search the provincial colleges of LPNs and you will find all the information you need, including where to find the prep guide.

I'm assuming that since English is your second language you don't really understand how you are coming across in your posts.

to pass the BC RPN exam: look for one of those large Psychiatric/mental health nursing books. they are usually written by american / canadian authors. they come with a CD rom to help readers pass NCLEX exams. practise these questions. they cover about 60% of the exams. 40% covers basic general nursing.

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