Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Feedback on PRIMED CRNE Prep Course

If you're looking for a CRNE prep course, look no further than PRIMED. We offer a 2 day prep course that is designed to get you ready for the exam-CRNE Boot camp!
This is feedback that we received from our Spring 2011 registrants in various locations (Vancouver, Calgary, Kingston, Toronto, Halifax):

I found the review course extremely helpful!! I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who is about to write the CRNE!

I thought it was very well executed. The presenters were knowledgeable and friendly, spoke clearly and presented topics in an easily understandable manner. The breakdown of the course helped to focus studying on important topics. Many important tips were provided for writing the CRNE. Other courses I looked at didn't seem to have a breakdown like this course, more focused on test taking tips and strategies, this is what led to my decision to pursue this course.
It was very thorough and the instructors made it easy to understand. Great review and I feel much more prepared.
It was great I thought! The price seemed high at first, however all the prep courses in Toronto are the same price so still a deal. I thought it really helped give me confidence regarding the fact that they emphasized things such as "you are an entry level nurse" and that we don't need to know every disease and how to diagnose it etc. which I previously thought before the course from reading Mosby prep guide. It really brought the important topics out to study before the exam.
I found the PRIMED CRNE Review course very helpful. The instructors answered all my questions, and they made each section very easy to understand. I now feel more confident in preparing for this exam.

I thoroughly enjoyed participating in the PRIMED CRNE Review Course. Before attending, I had anticipated I would leave the course feeling more frustrated with the CRNE, feeling "like I don't know anything!" However, after leaving it was the opposite. I felt much more confident in my knowledge base!
I found it really helpful. I felt that it gave me a sense of direction in terms of what I should focus on as before I felt confused and thought that there was nothing really to guide students. Now I also know which sections are my strengths and the areas in which I need to spend more time studying. The practice questions at the end of each section were great and very helpful.
Spaces are limited so sign up today at

Friday, August 26, 2011

Early registration deadline ends August 31!

If you're thinking about attending PRIMED's 2 day CRNE prep course, make sure you sign up and pay by August 31. After September 1, 2011 the registration fee will increase by $50+ tax.

Let PRIMED's experienced facilitators guide you through the essentials of what you need to do to be successful on the CRNE exam. The workshop will start off with a short session on Test Taking Strategies to help you better approach questions. Then you will move into the various systems review such as Community Health, Pediatrics, Maternity, Cardiac, Respiratory, Pharmacology etc. In total you will review 15 different different body systems, which are each followed by 10-15 mock CRNE questions. You will have a chance to answer these questions independently before reviewing and discussing the answers with the group.

The review session will be intense, and each registrant will receive a 200+ page booklet and a mini mock CRNE exam to take home, with answers and rationales.

Don't miss out, sign up today at

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Practice mock CRNE question

Below is an example of a question styled to look what you might see on the CRNE:

The nurse is working with a 52 year old patient Samuel, who has recently received a tracheostomy after a motor vehicle accident resulted in severe head injury and respiratory failure. His wife is very concerned about his comfort during suctioning and asks the nurse how they will ensure that the patient has adequate oxygenation during the procedure. What is the best response?

1. “I will provide your husband with oxygen before I suction him, and monitor his oxygen saturation during the procedure which won’t last longer than 10 seconds”

2. “I will only suction your husband for 15-20 seconds which is the normal suctioning length of time”

3. “I will monitor your husband’s oxygen level after the procedure and apply oxygen if he is hypoxic”

4. “I will hold my breath during the procedure and stop when I feel discomfort, the procedure won’t last longer than 15 seconds”

Answer: 1

Rationale: It is recommended that patients receive oxygen prior to tracheal suctioning. Additionally, O2 saturation should be monitored closely during the procedure which should last no longer than 10 seconds.

For more practice questions try PRIMED's 200 question online mock CRNE exam or sign up for an upcoming 2 day workshop at