I'm gearing up to take the CPNE for the Excelsior (used to be called Regents, I believe) LVN-to-RN program. I've heard some nightmarish tales, and I've talked to others who passed it the first time around, no sweat. I'm a bright nurse, who, at my best, excels at school/work, etc. That being said, I have the habit of psyching myself out, have a history of performance anxiety, and am just generally worried about the whole thing. Thanks for reading, and for advise you may have to offer.