Im looking into taking a workshop for the cpne. The no sweat cpne bootcamp workshop is in Miami and seems like it has plenty of hands on. Has anyone taken this workshop?
I am a VETERAN CPNE workshop taker! I had to take Sherri's twice!
The difference between the two is that Sherri was the Charge Nurse at a hospital where the CPNE was administered. She became friendly with the CE's and CA's and knows from the inside what they are looking for from a student. The woman in Miami actually ATTENDED Sherri's workshop, passed her CPNE and boards, and then started her own workshop in Miami. Also, Sherri offers DOUBLE your money back and and unbelievable amount of hand holding if you need it. I am in no way affiliated with Sherri other than a satisfied customer. I realize the cost my be prohibitive if you live in Florida, but Sherri is worth the investment. Basically, you can go to the proven original, or a copy.
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The online version is very good also. If you go to the live workshop, she gives you a pretty big discount to join the online workshop. About 50% I think. The biggest advantage to having access to the online workshop is being able to watch and re-watch her skills video's. I even watched them during my CPNE weekend. You will get your Kardex on Friday night for your first patient Saturday morning. I did my care plan Friday night, then watched Sherri's video on the assignments I had to do for that patient. Of course I already knew my critical elements, but it was just nice to have a quick review watching Sherri do the respiratory management and neuro assessment. I went into that patient's room extremely confident!
If you decide to do the live workshop, you will only need the online workshop for a month or two. Like I mentioned, having those video's to review during my CPNE weekend was priceless. Also, don't forget about having constant access to Sherri while you are studying, and being able to send her dozens of care plans until you can complete them in your sleep!
Also, READ EVERY SINGLE PAGE OF THAT EXCELSIOR "STUDY GUIDE"!!! There are little bit's and pieces in it you might not pick up by just skimming over it. That's why I FAILED my first CPNE attempt!
Good luck, and keep the questions coming if you have anymore!
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