I took mine in fall 2010 at Grady. The best thing I did to prepare was to take a workshop. I took one in North Carolina and if most likely prevented me from falling. The stress is incredible, as you can imagine. I was fortunate to pass on the first try. Was done on Saturday by lunch and by 9am on sunday.
In the workshop we were shown what had to be documented and when. Utilize a highlighter on your grid and in your PCS booklet. Before I entered the patient room I checked my grid. I rechecked it after introducing myself to the patient. I rechecked it before touching the patient and doing any areas of care. The CE understands you are under a lot of pressure. They will not help you, but will answer any question you ask that they are allowed to answer. My CE helped me move the patient if needed or get equipment.
There was a thirty year LPN there that failed her first patient and just left. I am telling you that it is doable, but you have to be prepared. attend a workshop if you can and haven't.
I was scared to have Grady as a Site, but after taking the CPNE there, I would recommend it to anyone doing this.