Took and passed my CPNE in Utica in May of 2012 - loved it, small hospital and CA and CE's very nice. They really want you to pass you just have to show them you know what you are doing. There were 7 my weekend and 6 passed, the one who didn't never took a workshop, just thought she had been a LPN long enough she knew what she was doing-also told us she glanced at the study guide-big mistake!! I read that 4 times-broke it down, highlighted and tabbed it-did I mention I over prepare-LOL
I took Sherri Taylor's online and in person workshop-like I said I over prepare.
Her online is fantastic and has videos of labs and PCS's you can watch over and over, plus I recommend her CPNE guide-has great mnemonics and great charting examples. I used them for my CPNE and got compliments for my charting saying very thorough.
There is allot of info on how to prepare for CPNE on her just search CPNE - you can read for days!!!