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Writing NCLEX in Jan

Hey anyone have any tips for writing the test in jan... i've been outta school for 2 months. I have a book called the Canadian PN EXam Prep guide. Is the NCLEX test the same in teh USA as it is in Canada?? I've heard alot of people on here saying it's on a computer, but we were told to bring pencils and erasers and that it's an 8 hour test.... thanks

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Hey anyone have any tips for writing the test in jan... i've been outta school for 2 months. I have a book called the Canadian PN EXam Prep guide. Is the NCLEX test the same in teh USA as it is in Canada?? I've heard alot of people on here saying it's on a computer, but we were told to bring pencils and erasers and that it's an 8 hour test.... thanks

Hi, Chicklet2,

I moved your thread to the Canadian forum for a better response.

I just wrote the NCLEX -RN exam in november (passed). It was at pearson-vue testing centre. It was on computer and all multiple choice. I have been out of school for 5 years doing bone marrow transplant and I did not study other areas. I bought a book caled Kaplan NCLEX solutions. It teaches you how to read the questions so you know what it is they are asking. I found it was all I needed. I recommend doing the NCLEX to all nurses fresh out of school because the knowledge is fresh. Good luck. I'll check this post again incase you have any questions.

Hi,

I'm in Alberta...I was wondering where you are writing the NCLEX i.e. which city in the States. I'm not originally from here and am not sure where the closest location is for me? You can PM if you want with the info...

Thanks!

Hey, I live in Edmonton, AB and I am writing at Fantasy Land hotel. I got a letter telling me where I write and the id card.

It's not called the NCLEX in Canada. Something like CPNRE (think its short for Cdn Practical Nurse Registration Exam but someone will correct me if I'm off)

Fantasy Land beats the Teachers Union Hall where I wrote!

Yes, bring pencils and erasers. It's booklets and you mark those scantron forms, so you might want to bring a ruler along for place marking, if its allowed.

There is one set of booklets in the am and then you have a lunch break and write a second booklet.

You should be finished around 3:45 (well I was finished by then but some stayed til the end).

Alot of what is on the test you'll have done at work.

Brush up on IV solutions, etc.

There were a lot of peds questions when I wrote it but someone who wrote earlier this year said she had a lot on maternity. There are alot of questions that require you to prioritize your reactions, or question your moral choices.

It's common sense and very basic drug knowledge. (Digoxin, Coumadin, were the only ones I remember) When do you withhold digoxin and a choice of four responses.

It's basically a big multiple choice exam. It's not that scary. Just relax, if you are doing your job well at work, you should have no difficulty.

Just review what you feel you are weak at. Bring lunch money, 3 or 4 pencils, an eraser, a pocket pencil sharpener or extra lead (if you use mechanical), gum, mints, and remember you know your stuff.

They will also let you go to the bathroom if needed.

GOOD LUCK

Really??? Here I was thinking I'd have to go to Billings, Montana, I'm in Calgary! I'll have to call them ASAP and find out what my options are...Thanks for this, maybe I'll be off to the states quicker than I thought :) Good luck!

Hey, I live in Edmonton, AB and I am writing at Fantasy Land hotel. I got a letter telling me where I write and the id card.

Hi,

I just called P.Vue - Can't write NCLEX in Canada have to go to US :((. Oh well....

It's not called the NCLEX in Canada. Something like CPNRE (think its short for Cdn Practical Nurse Registration Exam but someone will correct me if I'm off)

Fantasy Land beats the Teachers Union Hall where I wrote!

Yes, bring pencils and erasers. It's booklets and you mark those scantron forms, so you might want to bring a ruler along for place marking, if its allowed.

There is one set of booklets in the am and then you have a lunch break and write a second booklet.

You should be finished around 3:45 (well I was finished by then but some stayed til the end).

Alot of what is on the test you'll have done at work.

Brush up on IV solutions, etc.

There were a lot of peds questions when I wrote it but someone who wrote earlier this year said she had a lot on maternity. There are alot of questions that require you to prioritize your reactions, or question your moral choices.

It's common sense and very basic drug knowledge. (Digoxin, Coumadin, were the only ones I remember) When do you withhold digoxin and a choice of four responses.

It's basically a big multiple choice exam. It's not that scary. Just relax, if you are doing your job well at work, you should have no difficulty.

Just review what you feel you are weak at. Bring lunch money, 3 or 4 pencils, an eraser, a pocket pencil sharpener or extra lead (if you use mechanical), gum, mints, and remember you know your stuff.

They will also let you go to the bathroom if needed.

GOOD LUCK

Hang on. It sounds like you may be talking about two different tests. To practice in the U.S. you have to pass the NCLEX exam. The NCLEX exam is taken on a computer.

Hey sorry, I ment the canadian test, had no clue what itw as called and all i had heard about was the NCLEX. Do u think working long term care was not a good choice to start with towards writing the test. for like the skills i use and so on.

I was working in Continuing Care when I wrote the test and passed first time.

That's why I suggest working on things that you may not have done since school (ie IV monitoring, infiltration, types of fluids, etc.).

The questions are the same in every province and so they are not exactly rocket science, as they cover the basics (the scope of practice and training differs greatly across the country).

So, all I can stress is know the basics. If you have the exam book for the CPRNE, you'll do fine, I remember seeing questions straight from it on the exam. If it has the cd-rom in the back, use it to practice and you'll be fine.

It bites though not getting your score. But P means back pay and a permanent license!

Hey anyone have any tips for writing the test in jan... i've been outta school for 2 months. I have a book called the Canadian PN EXam Prep guide. Is the NCLEX test the same in teh USA as it is in Canada?? I've heard alot of people on here saying it's on a computer, but we were told to bring pencils and erasers and that it's an 8 hour test.... thanks

Hi,

Im a canadian who just took the nclex. I currentley live in Minneapolis and took the Kaplan (guarantee to pass) course. It was 1 week long and cost $425. It was well worth it becuase it teaches you how to answer the questions. There are 265 in total on the computer... No pencils needed. There are alot of prioritizing questions and make sure you know about erickson.

wish you luck and p.s just found out I passed :)

OK, before this goes off on a complete tangent:

1. The original poster is writing the Canadian Practical Nurses Registration Exam -- NOT NCLEX.

From what she posted she's already written it and we should be hearing from her soon...

NCLEX is easy. Just practice questions on the computer at home and review your wrong answers. I was averaging about 61% on the test questions, but it took me 1 hout 30 minutes to do the test! It is all computerized through Pearson View Testing Centers which is another $200 on top of the already pain $200. You'll do fine!:lol2:

OK, before this goes off on a complete tangent:

1. The original poster is writing the Canadian Practical Nurses Registration Exam -- NOT NCLEX.

From what she posted she's already written it and we should be hearing from her soon...

The original thread is more than a year old. I am sure that they have their results already. January, 2006 was the test date.

You never know with Canada Post.....:jester:

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