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