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  1. Curious what’s everyone’s GPA for NP programs ( I.e. school in USA/Canada, FNP or other speciality) , of course there are other aspects of this program to consider for admission. thansks
  2. I wrote CRNE at the time when I graduated, now I’m looking for job opportunity in the states, possible in Seattle. Much appreciated if anyone can share what studies material/ prep books/ online prep courses they took and found useful to prepare the exam. thanks
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    Support group for CRNE June 2011

    Hi Akardan,, I notice your status is the States. mind I ask where and what area of nursing you are working? How's the hiring RN situation like in states? Thanks.
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    Before the Morning (Failed CRNE three times. what now?)

    are you an internationally-trained nurse? Despite the fact of writing 4th time, it must be devastating to cope and preparing to re-write. Was your score close to passing? Did you have a tutor / study group prior to write the exam? Tried to think ways that may could work for your next writing time :)
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    Before the Morning (Failed CRNE three times. what now?)

    Are you new to this site? There is an option for searching other people's comments/threats. If you read the yayh's , I did a search and it seems like the person is trying to write the NCLEX. but anyhow, no matter CRNE or NCLEX, it's not one easier than the other. Different format exam for different country. But some hinks for you, the econmony in States is really bad, even new grad can't find full-time job. so you could imagine the nursing job marketing in states. anyway, Good luck with all your decision.
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    Before the Morning (Failed CRNE three times. what now?)

    I was reading your post and truly feels the fact after 3rd attempt. I was not in your shoes but I understood how you felt. The exam is challenging even though the passing score is 97% each time, but the passing rate for internationally trained nurses are only 67-70%. I would suggest you to call the college of nursing of your province and make an appointment with the officer. And figure out what other options you have in order to request a 4th time to write the crne? Personally, I haven't heard or known anyone in this situation, but there is always a possibility in life. You just got your result back, you probably do need sometime to calm down and accept the fact of failure on your 3rd attempt. Take enough time to clear up your mind. Then, find a quiet spot, sit down and refresh your memory. How did you perfrom the past three times? Look at your result, compare the score each time. Find out where was your weakness? Did you find a pattern when you wrote the test 3 times? I really want to help you, provide you tips. but first, you need to start to answer those questions. Keep positive even if it's hard to do so.
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    CRNE Feb 2011

    I would suggest you to call the CRNBC to find out. I believe that you still able to work under your temp license but you need to notify your manager and the college of BC of Nursing.
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    CRNE Feb 2011

    I wrote my tips of preparing the exam, you can search it. Are you setting for June this time? Best wishes
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    Before the Morning (Failed CRNE three times. what now?)

    I really hope this is not the end of avenue for you, or those didn't make it after 3 attempts. How did you study the past 3 times? Was your mark closes to pass score? Some writers attend review courses or have tutors to help prepare for the exam? You may want to consider what went wrong and then sit down calmly and figure out a plan to prepare for the exam. Good luck !
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    How did I prepare for the CRNE

    I have to say this is not a straight-forward exam that you can just study the prep book. You need to 1) ALWAYS Remember the basic skills (Airway, Breathing, Circulation). 2) understand and know how to apply all the competencies. ie, practices in a manner consistent with the values in the Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses (2008) (e.g., providing safe, compassionate, competent and ethical care; promoting health and well-being; promoting and respecting informed decision-making; preserving dignity; maintaining privacy and confidentiality; promoting justice; being accountable). (CNA, 2008) 3) each exam has different focus or ask one area of nursing more than others. Important to study maternity and child areas even though majorities of the competencies are focus in adult areas. 4) some writers may have years of experience prior to write this exam. It's important to remember the exam environment is a prefect world, DO NOT use your reality experience to apply to the question. Think yourself as a fresh New-grad. 5) Practice is the key. I used the following books to study Canadian Registered Nurse Exam Prep Guide, 5th Edition Mosby's Comprehensive Review for the Canadian RN Exam Lippincott's CRNE Prep Guide Mosby's Prep Guide for the Canadian RN Exam: Practice Questions for Exam Success Last but not least, I purchased the online Readness Test ( I believe it's around 100 Questions). Overall, I would say time yourself when you doing practice questions. I found it works effective is finishing one question and check the answer right the way, and read the rational and understand it completely. Ask yourself why you did wrong, and you need to think the way how the answer is generated . The Feb 2011 exam is consists of 4 hours and 200 questions. The questions does become more complicated and tricky/ confused. Therefore, make sure you use your time wisely and understand what the question is asking and trying to figure out which category it belongs. ie, is it a nurse-patient relationship, professional practice , etc. Then, you will able to have a better idea when reading the answers. I got my result a few days ago, and I finally got time to summarize some tips/thoughts that worked for myself. Everyone has different ways to study. I also studies few sessions in a small group and speak out to the other person and see if one understand my concept. This way, you remember your materials better than study alone or by just reading the book. Remember the exam is not just testing your knowledge but how well you apply it to the questions. Use critical thinking is the KEY. I don't believe I disclose any information on exam, the above info is only for writers who want some tips or what worked for individuals. Good luck everyone !
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    CRNE Feb 2011

    LOL. I only seen my own envelope. Mine is a median-size brown envelope. but the fail ones has the express sign which requires signature. which province you wrote?
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    Before the Morning (Failed CRNE three times. what now?)

    Hi ecclessia, I hear your concern and the fact of not passing the CRNE after 3 attempt. Did you call the college of nurse where you graduated from, and ask for advises. Each province has the same regulation (max: 3 attempts for CRNE). However, I heard from classmates in the past who didn't make it 3 times would able to complete approximate one week assessment reviews with the college under your own expense. (include: cost of expense to pay the one week assessment review)Then, afterward, the college would review your reason/ weakness and decide whether you would able to have 2 more chances to write the exam. It's difficult to accept the fact not passing the exam despite years of expensive in nursing for some writers, but the main thing is not give up if being a nurse is truly what you want to do in life. Of course, some people may quit nursing and choose a different field in the future. I still believe the caring and helping role that inspire me staying in nursing. By the way, are you a foreign-trained nurse or Canadian who educated here?
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    CRNE Feb 2011

    Both pass and fail ones mail out the same time, but the fail ones receive via express envelope and the pass ones receive the regular one.
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