CPNE in Utica

  1. 0 OK, now that I am over the shock of getting a CPNE date so quick... Any advice from Utica CPNE graduates? Did you like the city, the facility. I have not had a moment to look up the facility. Is it a smaller facility? Did you get a peds patient? Where is a good/cheaper place to stay.
    Thanks for any feedback!!!
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  3. Visit  k3104} profile page

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  4. Visit  meme048} profile page
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    I stayed at the Holiday Inn. It was nice, and close to the Hospital. It is a smaller Hospital and the staff were friendly. There was 6 of us testing only one got a peds pt. and we all passed. It was a great place to test.
  5. Visit  k3104} profile page
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    Thank you meme048 for your reply! Love to see that all 6 of you passed and a smaller friendly facility. I was glad to get this location and not Albany. 2months until CPNE, I am living, breathing, and world is revolving around CPNE right now!!
  6. Visit  happydrunkcat} profile page
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    I passed in Utica a little more than a year ago. Loved the place. Everybody were so friendly! The pediatric floor is kind of small, but it was full when I was there, so everybody got kids as patients. I failed my first patient - a small girl, about 16 month old. She hated white uniforms Her parents was very friendly and very helpful though. It was completely my fault, I was so ready to get out of the room, away from the crying baby, I weighted her with her diaper on My CE was trying to give some hints, she said something like : "Do not put the scales back to the storage room yet", then "Do not go back to the room without me".. And I'm thinking: "Why in the world I would want to go back? I don't" Listen to your CE
    Second kid was awesome - 9 year old, with his parents in the room. All very supportive and cooperative. Passed with no problem.
    It was 6 of us, we all failed one patient on Saturday. And all cases were completely our faults, nobody could say that CEs were unfair. They were great. Very supportive.
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  7. Visit  anjule18} profile page
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    So happy for you K3104!!!! You are on your way!!!! I'm taking LS1 3-25, then LS2 and 3 to go for nursing and have 10 gen credits yet. then FCCA and CPNE. I did see after the LS3 is done I can do FCCA and clinical, maybe I will. Have time to think. I need to pass LS1 first! Thanks for your posts,you are helping me and I'm sure others with your positive posts!
  8. Visit  mr.nurse1234} profile page
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    k3104,
    You will do fine. I am going to be at Utica, Faxton St. Lukes the same weekend. You said you work per diem? Are you a LPN? Good luck to us all!
    Best wishes!
  9. Visit  LoopsRN2} profile page
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    Quote from happydrunkcat
    I passed in Utica a little more than a year ago. Loved the place. Everybody were so friendly! The pediatric floor is kind of small, but it was full when I was there, so everybody got kids as patients. I failed my first patient - a small girl, about 16 month old. She hated white uniforms Her parents was very friendly and very helpful though. It was completely my fault, I was so ready to get out of the room, away from the crying baby, I weighted her with her diaper on My CE was trying to give some hints, she said something like : "Do not put the scales back to the storage room yet", then "Do not go back to the room without me".. And I'm thinking: "Why in the world I would want to go back? I don't" Listen to your CE
    Second kid was awesome - 9 year old, with his parents in the room. All very supportive and cooperative. Passed with no problem.
    It was 6 of us, we all failed one patient on Saturday. And all cases were completely our faults, nobody could say that CEs were unfair. They were great. Very supportive.
    I know this is going to sound stupid, but I really don't know much about the CPNE yet except; Are we able to fail one patient and still pass CPNE?
  10. Visit  meme048} profile page
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    Yes, You need to pass 2 adults and 1 ped. You can get a second chance with 1 adult and 1 ped. So it is possible to get 5 pts. and still pass.
  11. Visit  k3104} profile page
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    Mr. Nurse, Yes, I am a LPN. Do you feel you are ready yet? how are you studying? Did you take a workshop? I haven't seen any negative posts on Utica, looks like we got a good site. Now just have to prepare and feel confident!
    Loops, you also have four simulation lab stations. You are allowed one retake on each one if you have to.
  12. Visit  mr.nurse1234} profile page
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    Happydrunkcat,
    I received your message, thank you. I tried to respond back to you privately and it says I cannot send private messages. Can you please reply to me as you did earlier with your email or just copy your message privately to me here?
    I would love to hear your message and any other regarding Utica, NY (Faxton St. Lukes hospital). Thank you!
  13. Visit  currlygirrlyRN} profile page
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    I passed in Utica just this weekend. I, too, found the CE's to be pleasant. I am pregnant and the rule is not talk about anything personal before the PCS but after each PCS I completed, they all asked me, "Are you expecting?" and wished me congratulations and asked me questions. Their professionalism prior to the testing was actually helpful for me to keep my game face on. I was able to stay completely focused instead of making small talk. Also, I did get a ped's patient! I was the only one in my group !because I was scheduled to get mine on the last day and I did. The day prior, there were none in the hospital. Best of luck
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  14. Visit  tnmarie} profile page
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    I just got my date for Utica for the 1st weekend in February 2013. I'm really glad too as I've heard nothing but good things about this site and the CEs and CAs here!
  15. Visit  PomPomRN} profile page
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    I just got my date this past week, I am testing in Utica the last weekend in Jan 2013. Good Luck to you tnmarie.
    It's nice to read good things about the site where we will be testing!!


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