Monday, March 1, 2010

The June 2010 CRNE

As of June 2010, the CRNE wil be based on revised competencies. With this the layout and format of the exam will change somewhat.

"Canadian nurses and regulatory bodies have identified148 competencies to be measured during the 2010-15 examination cycle. These competencies have been organized into a framework that reflects a primary health-care model. They are grouped under the categories of: Professional Practice (28 competencies); Nurse-Client Partnership (14 competencies); Health and Wellness (27 competencies); and Changes in Health (79competencies)" (CRNE Bulletin, No. 13, June 2009).

The exam will consist of 180-200 multiple choice questions, plus about 20 experimental questions. These questions will be independent and case based. These competencies are
  1. Professional Practice 14-24%
  2. Nurse Client Parternship 19%
  3. Nursing Practgice: Heatlh & Wellness 21-31%
  4. Changes in Heatlh 40-50%
The CNA offers the CRNE three times per year. The remaining dates this year are:

June 2, 2010
October 6, 2010

The exam administration dates for 2011 are:
February 2, 2011

June 1, 2011

October 5, 2011

For more information about the exam visit the Canadian Nurses Association website.