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GCar specializes in Mental Health, Medicine.

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  1. GCar

    NCLEX-RN in Canada

    Thank you very much. I hope this blog brings some insight for future NCLEX candidates
  2. GCar

    NCLEX: Tips and Questions

    I got news from CRNBC this morning. I've passed!!!!! I am thankful that this process went smoothly and that I got my results soon.
  3. GCar

    NCLEX-RN in Canada

    I received an email from CRNBC today! I'VE PASSED. I am so thankful at this moment
  4. Hello everyone, Sorry for the late response but I just wanted to update you on this blog. After hearing your advice, I decided to go on 2 more interviews. It turns out that by doing so, I was more confident about taking the position from my 1st interview. I signed my contract in December 2014, and I begin to work on the floor later this month. I will admit, it is a bit scary to make a commitment to an agency whom you haven't signed the papers for, but they seemed to keep their word with me. THANKS AGAIN
  5. GCar

    NCLEX: Tips and Questions

    Well I learned yesterday that an error was made during my registration at the Pearson Vue testing centre. The staff informed me that they were unsure how to use my American Passport for a Canadian NCLEX and as a result inaccurately registered my identity. I am relieved that it wasn't anymore serious, but its unfortunate that this has to happen at my expense. Hopefully this will all pan out and I get to know if I passed or not
  6. GCar

    NCLEX-RN in Canada

    I found using the study guides to be beneficial because it organized everything that I needed to know for the exam in 1 text. It saves a lot of time! If I needed to clarify or review something I didn't understand, I would go back to the texts
  7. GCar

    NCLEX-RN in Canada

    Kaplan was an online course. You can either do it on demand or attend a live class. It all depends on your learning style. I felt the live classroom was good for me because it gave me a chance to ask questions and to clarify a few things I may not have understood. Kaplan also has Qbank and Qtrainer questions which I felt prepared me for the exam. The most valuable thing I got out of Kaplan, was learning how to use the "decision tree", which helps prioritize your answers. The Mosby NCLEX-RN text was used for content. It's very thorough but gives a good overview of the pathophysiology and the nursing implementations accordingly. Since the test is computerized, I would recommend doing prep work online. It gives you a feel to what to expect when you take your exam. Best of luck to you
  8. GCar

    NCLEX-RN in Canada

    When I took the exam I found that information such as lab values were offered in both SI and American values. During my Kaplan Prep course, there were some American Law content. The delegation aspect is primarily the same in Canada, with a few differences province to province. During my exam, I did have a few delegation questions, but they are based on the RN scope of practice and complexity of the patients. I wouldn't worry too much about this, but just focus on the basics. I found the Kaplan Prep and Mosby's NCLEX-RN to be useful. Both of these sources are American with some focus on healthcare regulations in the US, but nearly all of material we can apply to nursing here in Canada. Prioritization, critical thinking, pathophysiology, pharmacology, etc... Goodluck!
  9. GCar

    NCLEX-RN in Canada

    Congratulations. I am still waiting for mine.
  10. GCar

    NCLEX-RN in Canada

    Just your ID. They give you a locker where you can leave a snack and your jacket. They'll require you to leave your phone inside a sealed plastic bag. If you don't need your phone, theres no need to bring it
  11. GCar

    NCLEX: Tips and Questions

    Kaplan Prep. 3 months. If you want to know more, its listed in my post
  12. GCar

    NCLEX: Tips and Questions

    I thought the same thing myself. One of the reasons why I opted not to take the CRNE in October was because it was my impression that the NCLEX results were faster. After completing my exam, Pearson Vue sent me an email regarding the result process of the NCLEX. Here is what I copied and pasted: "Candidate results are transmitted electronically to the board of nursing in the jurisdiction where the candidate has applied for licensure. Each board of nursing has developed its own procedure for distributing results to candidates. In most cases, candidates will receive results in the mail approximately six weeks after the examination."
  13. GCar

    NCLEX-RN in Canada

    Nurses now come in many different ages, genders, and races. I'm actually male and not as young (30).
  14. GCar

    NCLEX-RN in Canada

    I graduated from a Canadian Institution in September 2014. I am a permanent resident in Canada who is a Canadian trained BScN
  15. GCar

    NCLEX-RN in Canada

    No one else so far who has done the PVT in Canada
  16. GCar

    NCLEX-RN in Canada

    You are right. I should probably just enjoy the fact that I completed the exam and give myself some breathing room. I'll just cause more grief and worry if I start to over analyze this scenario. I'll worry about it if and when the time comes. Patience is a virtue!
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