CPNE Round 2, ding ding - page 2

Hi all, Well, as before, I am gonna post my weekend. This time I will be broadcasting from the bright sunny state of NY, and from the city where our beloved Excelsior college hails from,... Read More

  1. by   Pixie.RN
    Slow and easy wins the race!!!
  2. by   JustBeachyNurse
    Good luck! You can do this!

    Congratulations Lisa!
  3. by   Girevoymedic
    Congrats Lisa.

    Well Bill? How did the last day go?
  4. by   Molemedic
    Lol he left us hanging
  5. by   caliotter3
    Chirping crickets usually means the worst. Sorry that it appears the CPNE won out again. Hope Bill can win the third round.
  6. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from caliotter3
    Chirping crickets usually means the worst. Sorry that it appears the CPNE won out again. Hope Bill can win the third round.
    His appeal was granted for the last one, so luckily this one counts as only his first test.

    Still hoping for a good outcome, but...
  7. by   caliotter3
    Hopefully he is preparing a detailed diary to post for others to read and keeping us in suspense with good news!
  8. by   BSNbeDONE
    I've been checking here a couple of times everyday since Sunday evening. On Monday, I said that Bill was out celebrating his success, after all, he was in or near The Big Apple. Today, I can only hope that my thoughts are incorrect.

    For everyone who has ever asked me, I've always responded with "keep your testing date to yourself; doing so goes a long way with minimizing the stress". I only told one person about my CPNE testing date, and that a----le served me with divorce papers the date before my test began. Fortunately, I went on to pass the CPNE since, as an acute care LPN, I felt right at home in a hospital setting with people watching my every move. Come to think of it, my dad didn't even know I was in college until after that CPNE weekend was over. I called to tell him I was getting divorced; shock was his reaction; joy followed when I told him that my then-husband did not want me graduating and making more than him. At that point, my dad only heard that I graduated.

    My NCLEX date was the world's best-kept secret, though. I did not tell a soul until after I got "the good pop-up". I posted it on the now-defunct Electronic Peer Network (EPN) that EC once had, but did not tell my family until I received the quick results saying 'pass'.

    If Bill is reading this, I just want to say that if he did fail the CPNE, he should not be embarrassed or humiliated or anything of the sort. I would have given anything to have a supportive and stable home life over a CPNE pass ANY day. My entire EC experience was a struggle because my husband and his mom were both praying for my failure. I am fortunate that I passed anyway because I was going to need that to take care of myself as it turned out, instead of making life easier for my husband and me.

    After overcoming all of that, I went on to fail my first-ever nursing exam during my BSN pursuit! I was shocked, in denial, EMBARRASSED (because of 26 total years of nursing...how does a nurse fail a nursing exam?!?!?!?!) furious...you name it! I didn't announce that until, what, about eight weeks after I had taken it.

    So, we ALL have 4 or 5 bad experiences to share for every 1 good story. But, still hoping for good news here...
  9. by   Girevoymedic
    I pray it's good news. His inbox is full.
  10. by   Girevoymedic
    Bill, I hope that this at least notifies you that we are wanting to hear from you. Hope it was good news buddy. Let us know.
  11. by   OrganizedChaos
    I was hoping to have heard something from Bill by now. I hope it's because no news is good news.
  12. by   caliotter3
    These threads are rarely started because people want to keep their achievements to themselves. At this point, I think we know the results. Hope he is successful next time around.
  13. by   Pixie.RN
    He is doing OK, just needs to step away for a bit.

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