Excelsior CPNE workshop vs. Sherri Taylor - page 2

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I will be approaching FCCA next month and then on to CPNE. If anyone has takenCPNE workshop through excelsior or Sherri Taylors please share what you thought about them and your experience. Ive heard about both, just not in great... Read More


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    Sheri's workshop is only $597 and she is great! I did her online workshop and will be doing her hands on workshop 1 week before my CPNE next month.
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    I went to sheri's workshop. i must give her knowledge props but was disappointed because we had no hands on. well no, not none. we had about 20 mins to play around wtih the labs when we realized she had gone on to talk about peds and had to run back to our seat.
    there were 30 people at this workshop and it was just her and Greg who is a very nice guy but not as knowledgeable as sheri.
    I know it's a "business" but smaller classes would benefit the students.
    here's the good and bad based on my experience

    good=
    price
    she is good with careplans
    nice personality
    answers emails in a timely manner

    bad=
    tells too many stories about her personal life (that time could be spent doing hands on)
    adverstises "hands on" but doesn't follow through
    knows nursing but never did the CPNE
    her workshop is a 1hr train ride from the airport (that was a surprise)
    classes are too big
    told me i could go to a mock pcs the thursday before my exam, and then cancelled :-(

    the key to passing the CPNE is being prepared, know what is expected of you, learn the paperwork, and practice practice practice.
    whichever workshop you decide to go with, try to get all you can from it.

    good luck
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    I'm doing Sheri's online and I love it. I don't plan on doing the in person though; I am what is called an "isolated" studier which means I learn better by myself (yay introverts!). I've heard that the Ec workshop is terrible with like 29 students, 1 instructor and little to no hands on, but that is nursing grapevine.

    The above post was the first negative thing I have ever heard about Sheri's live workshop (though it wasn't all bad).

    Guess if I was to do an in-person, I would go with Sheri because the complaints for both workshops seem to be the same but Sheri's is cheaper!

    Has anyone done the Ec conferences? I am curious about those and I haven't heard too much about them. I will probably just stick with Sheri's online workshop and let that be that.
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    i went to sheris it's true she has a nice personality and is good with care plans but the class was too big.
    i thought we would get to practice assessments and aoc's but didn't. i did the wound once but there were too many people to allow us a decent amount of time in the lab.
    i went there because on her class schedule it states hands on time after each lab etc...but we didn't get that. oh well.
    her sidekick Greg passed the CPNE the second time around and still is not an RN he said he has to do clinicals first.

    i have a friend that went to EC he said there were 20 students with 2 instructors who put the students in groups to do assessments and areas of management on each other.

    i say if you're going to a workshop. Go to one that doesn't have large classes and will let you practice during the workshop.
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    Hey guys, has anyone done a workshop with Chancellors? It is very expensive, but it's a five day workshop. I'm looking for some advice because I need major help if I'm gonna pass this CPNE.
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    Quote from manashalpn
    Hey guys, has anyone done a workshop with Chancellors? It is very expensive, but it's a five day workshop. I'm looking for some advice because I need major help if I'm gonna pass this CPNE.
    A friend of mine took the Chancellors workshop a few years ago and had nothing but good things to say. She passed on her first try.
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    Quote from laceygirl
    i went to sheris it's true she has a nice personality and is good with care plans but the class was too big.
    i thought we would get to practice assessments and aoc's but didn't. i did the wound once but there were too many people to allow us a decent amount of time in the lab.
    i went there because on her class schedule it states hands on time after each lab etc...but we didn't get that. oh well.
    her sidekick Greg passed the CPNE the second time around and still is not an RN he said he has to do clinicals first.

    i have a friend that went to EC he said there were 20 students with 2 instructors who put the students in groups to do assessments and areas of management on each other.

    i say if you're going to a workshop. Go to one that doesn't have large classes and will let you practice during the workshop.
    What do you mean by her sidekick isn't a RN yet because he has to do clinicals first? What am I missing here? If he passed the CPNE, what is left clinical wise?
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    Quote from tjmiller
    What do you mean by her sidekick isn't a RN yet because he has to do clinicals first? What am I missing here? If he passed the CPNE, what is left clinical wise?
    He lives in Georgia, and Georgia has some extra requirements before EC grads can take the NCLEX.
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    Quote from LunahRN

    He lives in Georgia, and Georgia has some extra requirements before EC grads can take the NCLEX.
    Ahh..yes.
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    I went to Chancellor's in Indiana. Small classroom, 5 days of CPNE prep, And lots of hand on. Sherri is wonderful also, all I hear are people passing from her. Many people use her online only and pass first time round no problem. EC wants you to go there but from what I heard the classes are huge and the student is left still confused. I never went that way so I'm limited with information. No matter what we do, we get out of it by how much we put in to it. For me nerves are the toughest part to overcome.


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