Excelsior CPNE workshop vs. Sherri Taylor - page 2

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... Read More

  1. Visit  laceygirl profile page
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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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  3. Visit  manashalpn profile page
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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.
  4. Visit  Pixie.RN profile page
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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.
  5. Visit  tjmiller profile page
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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?
  6. Visit  Pixie.RN profile page
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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.
  7. Visit  tjmiller profile page
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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.
  8. Visit  anjule18 profile page
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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.
  9. Visit  olga60543 profile page
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    Sheri Taylor is not a teacher from Excelsior, and not a student, she created her own business, its only her own approach how to pass Cpne test, its not approved by Excelsior or anyone. Her classes overcrowded, no labs on hand, she offers videos on line, they have a lot of mistakes and you would fail for one. She claims that its her passion to teach cpne, if that would be a case and she would care her classes would be no more than 5-7 people instead of 25, so research before you go. I failed two times, because of her teaching, wrong care plans, and wrong lab technique videos on line which she charges 147 per month.
  10. Visit  tnmarie profile page
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    I took Sheri Taylor's online workshop and failed. However, I had extenuating circumstances and still feel that Sheri's course was a life-saver.

    I can't agree with the above poster about her labs. I flew through the labs and only failed wound because the wound was too narrow and shallow for me to adequately pack it with the feeding method and I couldn't for the life of me remember how to do the other techniques. Had I practiced an alternate backup technique, I think I would have passed my labs with no repeats.

    I kind of got mixed messages about my care plans. When I submitted the message center PCS paperwork for grading, my care plans were always commented on as "excellent" and the like, but when I took the CPNE, the CA said she thought my care plans could use work. I had no idea why she was commenting on my care plans because I did not fail either PCS during the planning phase. She asked who I studied with and made a comment about non-Ec workshops. Basically she was saying I should have studied through Ec.

    However, Ec workshops cost a lot more and for the most part, I've heard they are not helpful. I've mostly read that on these boards, but a few people this weekend mentioned that they studied through Ec and did not find it helpful and they were in the thick of the CPNE.
    natnat122 likes this.
  11. Visit  laceygirl profile page
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    thats funny, here own staff member had to take the cpne twice lol
  12. Visit  Pixie.RN profile page
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    Quote from laceygirl
    thats funny, here own staff member had to take the cpne twice lol
    I really don't see how anyone failing the CPNE is ever funny... But I also know some fantastic nurses who took two or even all three attempts to pass.
    tnmarie, lissa6800, JENNIFER27, and 1 other like this.
  13. Visit  chiromed0 profile page
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    I took Sherri's weekend seminar. It was helpful, she's since added Youtube video's etc. She's very nice and thorough. Truth is the nerves is what gets you on the CPNE, not so much everything else.

    Most people, given enough time to think, know everything they will/can come up against. That said I had never set foot in a hospital, never had a lick of hospital clinical rotations but I studied the books, videos, her seminar and prayed 'til my eyes bulged out and I was #2 that passed out of 10 on my weekend. In fact, I think by Sunday there was only 3 left. I had 1 repeat in lab (dumb mistake...nerves) and 2 situations where the head honcho had to step in and I got both PCS credits, examiner was wrong.

    So Sherri's course or Excelsior's? I would say whatever you think would help b/c people have passed taking both. That's the truth. Her's isn't sub par b/c she didn't go to Excelsior. Doesn't matter really. Honestly, study that dang CPNE guide til you can recite it, that is what you are graded by...not what the examiner thinks you're graded by. Know it cold to defend yourself.

    My Head Clinical Examiner was the Dean of the local CC nursing program (Dallas) so it's no chumps grading you. She sat and talked to me for a good 1/2 hour after everything was done. In hindsight I should have stayed in contact with her since I'm running into some job search issues now with the "non clinicals" Excelsior program degree (just a hard one to explain to people). However, she made a point that you are tested on all the critical elements her program tests, too.

    For the labs I'd tell you use this guys videos...I did and it was enough: Rob's CPNE (google it).
    Otherwise I'd tell you to get Taylor's Video Guide to Clinical Nursing Skills (CD's) on ebay or somewhere..not expensive at all. There were some sites around you could watch them for free if you're savvy enough to find a link.

    If you can swing it I think the lady in Cali and there was one on the east somewhere that had week long workshops that actually would be the best unless Sherri does that in Ga.
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Feb 12, '13 : Reason: ToS
    natnat122 likes this.
  14. Visit  Patricia Malloy profile page
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    I took the CHancelors workshop in Indianapolis and thought it was a great way to prepare...dumb me though took it too early! I took it in the summer, but just put in documents for test date...I am trying to get there on a Friday before the CPNE to bone up when they do mock CPNEs...also I Have heard a ton of great stuff about SHerry Taylor..I am thinking online as I live in Kentucky...I could use some help with the care plans...any thoughts?


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