Excelsior CPNE Wait Time - page 2

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Hello All, How long did you have to wait to take your Excelsior CPNE test? Also, including CPNE test wait time, what is the quickest time a person could get through just the nursing classes of the associate degree... Read More


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    thank you so much Beachnurse84
    i am testing at st peters on dec2nd. i do excelsiors workshop nov8th. im still waiting for my wound to arrive. hopefully tomorrow. i just got into the groove of studying approx 6+ hours/day M-F. but i have been studying since beginning of sept. thank u. cant send a private message but i would love to read your journal. good luck and best wishes to u.
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    Started in October 2010, finished the tests February 2011, took cpne 1st time July (failed) retested beginning of October (pass). It all depends on your will power, motivation and account balance.
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    Quote from frankiebooboo
    thank you so much Beachnurse84
    i am testing at st peters on dec2nd. i do excelsiors workshop nov8th. im still waiting for my wound to arrive. hopefully tomorrow. i just got into the groove of studying approx 6+ hours/day M-F. but i have been studying since beginning of sept. thank u. cant send a private message but i would love to read your journal. good luck and best wishes to u.
    OK Let me know your email address and I'll send it to you!
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    Quote from beachnurse84
    I did the program start to finish in 9 months. It took me 4 months for all the nursing exams and then I also needed A&P, Micro, Info Lit, Humanities, Sociology and Life Span Psych so I chipped away at that while I waited for the CPNE, I applied in May and got a September date, I passed it last month in NY!

    I am now not so patiently waiting for my graduation date so I can take my boards! It takes 6-8 weeks AFTER your CPNE to graduate from EC :-P
    Hi BeachNurse84, First, Congrats on finishing the program and in such a short amount of time! Since you took the CPNE so recently, I wanted to ask you if you took any of the workshops to prepare for it?

    On this site I have seen mentioned Sherri Taylor's workshops and as far as I can tell she is not affiliated with Excelsior College directly. I am also aware that Excelsior offers workshops. I hope to do my clinical in NY and am about at the point where I become eligible. I am trying to decide the best way to prepare for the CPNE and hope to finish with it by March (because I am expecting and my due date is in March). I am hoping that this is a feasible plan. Any input or advice would be hugely appreciated!

    Thanks!! NurseBlondie
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    Quote from Nurse Blondie
    Hi BeachNurse84, First, Congrats on finishing the program and in such a short amount of time! Since you took the CPNE so recently, I wanted to ask you if you took any of the workshops to prepare for it?

    On this site I have seen mentioned Sherri Taylor's workshops and as far as I can tell she is not affiliated with Excelsior College directly. I am also aware that Excelsior offers workshops. I hope to do my clinical in NY and am about at the point where I become eligible. I am trying to decide the best way to prepare for the CPNE and hope to finish with it by March (because I am expecting and my due date is in March). I am hoping that this is a feasible plan. Any input or advice would be hugely appreciated!

    Thanks!! NurseBlondie
    Hi Nurse Blondie,

    Thanks... I take the NCLEX-RN this week, I can't believe it, I am so happy!!!!

    I used Sheri Taylor's online workshop and she and her associate Greg are fantabulous. I had two friends taking a mock with them in Atlanta and they were gracious enough to let me tag along. This right there was the validation for me to go to NY and know I would come back as a GN. No they aren't associated with EC but they know their stuff and it's worth the $. They are such kind and supportive people. I also used Rob's materials but know that they are a bit dated but his processes for going through the PCS I felt were the best as simplifying and his mneumonics with a little tweaking worked perfectly! I also used one of EC's documentation conferences and this was very helpful.

    I had a home lab and I practiced those labs until I saw them in my dreams!!! Also had a study buddy and we studied our butts off practicing PCS's all the time. Network with people. Talk to anyone who will talk to you regarding their experience at the CPNE. There are little tips I learned about things from other students and I am grateful for them and pass them on! Have a buddy to hold yourself accountable to because this will push you and you will feel like giving up sometimes.

    Read the study guide. Read it more than once and get very familiar with the grading sheets. Know when you can step in and say, no, this isn't a failure, and I can prove it.

    Last I heard they are scheduling end of February in the NPAC now, so you should be good to go! Just be careful, this is a seriously stressful situation, and it pushes you farther than you realize you can go, and I can't imagine doing it while very prego. It is truly an emotional rollercoaster and the reason people trip is because mostly nerves get the best of them. You can and you will do this, but you gotta be in the driver's seat completely. This exam is truly a measure of how you work under pressure.

    All the best to you. I do have a journal if you'd like to read it, send your email and I'll send you a copy.

    :-)
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    getting ready to study for the CPNE and I am going to take a workshop. I am debating on taking Excelsior's workshop or ex-students workshops. Excelsior told me that their workshops are not teaching workshops but practicing workshops. Has anybody done either, any advice, any good workshops, which ones have you done??
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    So you have to graduate first? I thought you were nclex ready after passing the cpne


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