The Key on How to Pass CPNRE
It’s been two years since I aimed to pass the CPNRE and successfully did.
During that time, I felt the adrenaline rush inside me and booked for the earliest exam date. Then I realized, I only have one month to review and prepare for the exam.
I know I won’t learn much from reading books in one month. Also, there are so many topics to study in nursing. No matter how hard I organize my study schedule, I won’t have enough time to cover all areas essential for the exam.
So I decided to take as many practice tests as I can in one month.
Why Practice Tests Are Helpful to Pass CPNRE?
It’s true, we learn best from mistakes. And the best time to make mistakes is during a practice test.
Whenever you make a mistake in a practice test, you will be compelled to look for that information to know why you got it wrong. Through this way, you will remember things more easily.
Taking practice tests, instead of reading books, helps in making you focused on the important areas of nursing that are more likely to be asked on the exam.
CPNRE Facts You Should Know
- The Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) is a standardized test for aspiring LPNs / RPNs in Canada. The questions are based on competencies required for an entry-level registered/licensed practical nurse.
- The exam is developed and executed with the help of Yardstick Assessment Strategies Inc.
- The exam is consisted of 165 to 170 objective multiple-choice questions.
- You only have four hours to finish the exam.
- The exam is given in designated testing testers, through authorized computers.
- You only have three attempts to successfully pass the exam.
Where Can I Find CPNRE Practice Tests?
- Yardstick Assessment Strategies Inc. sells CPNRE® Prep Test & Guide ($95) and CPNRE® Predictor Test ($50). You have 10 attempts to take the prep test. On the other hand, you only have one chance/attempt for the predictor test.
- Yardstick also provides Computer-Based Testing Demonstration to familiarize test takers with how Yardstick delivers the exam. It’s helpful in learning the user interface of the exam.
- The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) provides resources on how to successfully pass CPNRE. They also list the schools that provide CPNRE Preparation Workshops.
- The members of this Facebook group also shares CPNRE tips and resources.
Passing CPNRE at first take, with only a month to prepare, is a big miracle for me. To pay forward the help I got from online peers as I prepared for the exam back then, I would love to help if you have any question or concern about study resources. Just comment below and I will shoot you an email!