Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Only a few spots left!

If you've been putting off registering for the PRIMED CRNE review workshop, you better not wait for too much longer! Spots are filling up quickly and there are only a few seats left.

It's going to be a great review session, we have students registered from all types of backgrounds from new nursing graduates including domestic and international, to experienced international nurses seeking registration in BC. Having this type of dynamic in the classroom enhances the learning experience as students ask wonderful questions and offer their perspectives on questions and real life clinical experiences.

We will move through the sections at a fairly quick pace, but will ensure there is adequate time to review the necessary information, and that everyone understands the core concepts before moving on. Best of all you will have approximately 10-15 CRNE style questions to practice after every nursing section, so you will really get the hang of it. We also offer ongoing support after the exam, so if you are studying and have any questions you can contact us and we will attempt to help you with that area.

Please contact us if you have any question primededucation@gmail.com

Monday, December 14, 2009

Let’s break down a CRNE style question

1. A Hepatitis A virus outbreak has occurred at the cafeteria of a large high school. Public health nurses have been immunizing students that ate there with Hepatitis A Immune globulin. This works by:

a. Stimulating the body to produce antibodies to attack the Hepatitis A virus

b. Causes the immune system to release memory B cells to attack the Hepatitis A virus

c. Antibodies in the Immune globulin attack the hepatitis A virus

d. Stimulates the body to release IgA antibodies

Reflective Points

This question is really trying to determine if you understand what Hepatitis A immune globulin is and how it works. So let’s analyze the options:

a. This sounds like a good option, as it is antibodies that attack the virus, however we know that it takes about two week to get an adequate immune response against a foreign agent. But, if it takes two week to build up an immune response this will not protect the students who were potentially exposed the Hepatitis A virus.

b. Memory B cells only develop if a person is naturally exposed to Hepatitis A or if immunized against Hepatitis A in the past, so this is not the correct response

c. Hepatitis A Immune globulin consists of preformed antibodies (grown in culture media) that are ready to attack Hepatitis A. So, this sounds like the right answer so far, but let’s take a look at the last option.

d. This is the weakest option. It’s a bit vague compared to option A and C but could refer to either.

Hope this helps you to analyze the questions and answers on the CRNE.
For more practice with this enroll in our CRNE review workshops.
Next sesion is January 9-10, 2010 in Vancouver.
For more information e-mail us at primededucation@gmail.com or  visit us http://www.primededucation.ca/

Friday, December 11, 2009

Early Registration Deadline

If you've been putting off getting your registration in to the PRIMED CRNE review workshop, you'll want to hurry up!

There is only a few more days left until Dec. 20th and if you want to get the early registration rate of $250 you'll need to put your registration in the mail by Monday to guarantee it gets in by the 20th.  For those of you that prefer to do your banking electronically and prefer to pay by an e-mail transfer, contact us at primededucation@gmail.com to setup a password.

Finally, if you have any questions about what the PRIMED CRNE review workshop will look like or topics we are going to cover don't hesitate to e-mail or call us at the number found on the registration form. 

We look forward to helping you succeed on the Canadian Registered Nurse Examination (CRNE)!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Enroll now, only a few spots left!

For those of you contmeplating enrolling in the PRIMED CRNE review session for the January 9-10th workshop, you need to hurry up as there is only 8 spots left!
Also, there is not much time left to get you registration form in the mail to ensure the early registration rate of $250. You have until December 20th to do this.

Please visit http://www.primededucation.ca/ for more information.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Why choose PRIMED for your CRNE preparation

There are many reasons PRIMED can help you in preparing for your Canadian Registered Nurse Licensing Exam (CRNE). First, the PRIMED CRNE review workshop was made for nurses by nurses. Your facilitators (Marlene Burrows & Laura Housden) are both Masters’ educated and have active clinical practices, experience teaching at the university level, and a passion to help you succeed. Marlene and Laura’s past clinical experience are primarily in acute and community care, respectively, so they complement each other’s knowledge nicely. Past students have raved about the community nursing section of the PRIMED review session, as they were not able to access this information to review in any of their practice workbooks. Similarly, students have also found the pediatric and maternity nursing sections useful as many students had limited exposure in these areas. Finally, our students have had a pass rate of almost 100%.

What will the PRIMED review session look like?

The workshop consists of two full eight hour days. The days are divided into sessions in which we review key nursing areas such as cardiac nursing, community health, or pediatric nursing. During this time we briefly review anatomy, physiology and prominent conditions/diseases that the CRNE will focus on. We will then discuss nursing assessment, interventions and evaluation of these conditions and finish the section with several CRNE style multiple choice questions. We give students approximately 10 minutes to complete the questions on their own, and then we reconvene as a group. At this point we closely analyze the questions and answers to determine what the question is really asking and the best answer out of the available options. This is where many students need some extra help, as they are not use to the style of questions on the CRNE.

The feedback we have received from students after they have taken the PRIMED review session is that they feel much more prepared, less anxiety and more confident to write the CRNE. They also found the review session was wonderful in terms of reviewing nursing content and various skills for when they start their clinical practice. For more information on testimonials or to register, visit the PRIMED website http://www.primededucation.ca/.