Saturday, February 27, 2010

Early Regisration Now Open

If any of you are like me and have been glued to the TV following the Olympics for the last two weeks, it's probably a good thing that they conclude tomorrow so that we can get back to a regular schedule. However, I will miss all of the daily excitement….go Canada!!

Getting back on to a regular schedule may involve that you draw up a study timeline in preparation for the Canadian Registered Nurses Exam (CRNE) on June 2, 2010.

It might feel very overwhelming to study for a test that examines al the content that you have learned over a four year period, however we would suggest picking up a copy of the Canadian Nurses Association's Canadian Exam Prep Guide-5th edition. Now, remember that this book is a supplementary guide to your studying and you will need to access your text books and notes to have a comprehensive review.

Many students find studying for this exam daunting and benefit from attending an organized CRNE review session. PRIMED Educational Associates offers these types of workshops.

If you would like to receive a $50 discount off a PRIMED CRNE workshop, sign up by April 1 to get early registration rate of $300.

Registration is now open for the following courses:

April 10-11, 2010 Langara College, Vancouver

April 24-25, 2010 University of Calgary, Calgary

May 8-9 St. Paul's Hospital Conference Centre, Vancouver

In addition, when you register you will automatically be entered into a random draw for a free PRIMED course. If you win, you will be notified via e-mail and your registration will be refunded at the time of the course.

Please visit our webste at for more information.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Canadian Nurses volunteer at Vancouver 2010 Olympics!

PRIMED Education would like to give a big thank you to all the medical volunteers including nurses who are providing expert care during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and Paralympics Games.

Marlene and Laura personally know many of their friends and colleagues who have taken unpaid leave or used their own vacation time to volunteer for the games. These medical volunteers are providing amazing care to the injured and ill here in Vancouver and in Whistler.

A big thank you as you are vital to delivering  safe games.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

CRNBC tutor list

As many of you know, Laura Housden and Marlene Burrows are official Canadian Registered Nurses Exam (CRNE) tutors, approved by the College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC).

Recently, Laura and Marlene received a letter from the CRNBC stating that it was no longer the Colleges mandate as a regulatory body to maintain a tutor list. This list was originally developed when the CRNBC was the Registered Nurses Association of BC (RNABC) and apparently the tutor list is not consistent with the CRNBCs mandate. As a result the policies have been rescinded and CRNBC will no longer approve tutors or maintain a list of approved tutors.

We understand how disconcerting this must be to many of you as you rely on a professional organization such as the CRNBC to give you contact information of reliable and legitimate tutors who will help prepare you for the CRNE. However, don’t worry Laura and Marlene will continue to offer their exceptional tutoring through their group tutoring service PRIMED Educational Assoc.

We currently are three upcoming dates for CRNE prep sessions:

April 10-11, 2010 Langara College, Vancouver BC

April 24-25, 2020 University of Calgary, Calgary AB

May 8-9, 2010 St. Paul’s Hospital Conference Centre, Vancouver BC

In addition, PRIMED Ed. Assoc. will travel to your community if you are able to organize a large enough group, please contact us at if you are interested in this option.

For any other information please visit

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

PRIMED's new website!

PRIMED is happy to announce the launch of their new flash website at

This website is equipped to handle online registration and payment through PayPal or e-mail money transfer. But, don't worry you can still send in cheques to us if you prefer.

Try our quiz! You can practice answering some CRNE style questions on the website which will calculate your score based on correct answers and the amount of time you take to answer. So go ahead and give it a try!

You can also link to our Facebook page, Twitter and our Blog through the site.

Please e-mail us at with any questions.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

PRIMED Education's Course Giveaway!

For the first time, PRIMED Educational Associates will be offering a course give-away.
Students who register between now and April 1, 2010 will be put into a draw, where the winner will be refunded 100% of their registration fee during the PRIMED course.

Register today and you might be the lucky student who gets to attend the weekend course for free!

For more information contact us at:

All the best in studying for your CRNE!!!