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Thanks for your reply. but how long ago did you test. when you say tough, am afraid. how long did u wait for the date?
I tested March 30-April 1 myself and one other girl passed with no repeat PCS's (we both took sherri's workshop and i also did the online workshop), a third girl passed with 2 PCS repeats (she had to do three pcs's total on sunday w/out failing them) and she didn't take any workshop. We were the only three to pass out of 7 total testers. One girl didnt even come back on saturday AM because she failed all 4 of her labs and had never heard of a Grid, mnemonics, etc.
Really each person must decide the best route for cpne studying. I needed someone to basically lay out all the basic steps then used my study guide from EC to put them against in order for me to make sense of it (i'm a visual learner) so I loved her workshop, plus the one on one support and careplan practice she offers you.
I have heard people online rave about Rob's CPNE DVDs, i got one, didn't like it myself as there were many mistakes (i could have been given an older one too so who knows) but it did give me some insight on ideas of how to set up my own mock pcs in my house.
I have also heard of people doing EC's workshop and loving it now, as it's been "teaching" the labs and helpful hints/tips that I am guessing previously people didnt get from the workshop so maybe they have made it better if they were losing out to third party places. Iknow in my workshop there were two people who said they took EC's workshop, failed their CPNE and were then taking Sheri's. that was last year though and so far this year i've heard their workshop is much much better.
look at all your options then decide what the best route is for you!
I applied for CPNE in december, and called the end of Jan or begining of feb to inquire about cancellation dates and was given the end of March so total from time of applying it took 3mo to my actual test date. I have heard of some getting 4-6 mo later. they may have made a special consideration for me as my husband is military and we are slated to move june/july (when i probably would have been given a date) so i showed proof of our impending move, and she asked me when i would like to test...i had put i'd be ready by feb 15, but i specifically asked if she had anything 30 march and I ended up with Grady Hospital in Atlanta!