Got my CPNE date today!

  1. Only took 17 days to get a date for the New York area! I'm scheduled for June 21st at Albany medical center. Any encouragement is appreciated!
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    RN; from US
    Specialty: 4 year(s) of experience


  3. by   mochasouter
    That's great!!! Good Luck!!!
  4. by   Lindseyvam
    Thanks so much! I am a hot mess right now. But hopefully moving in the right direction. Care plans, mnemonics,and practicing my butt off with these labs, and reviewing this bible of a study guide. Ahhhh
  5. by   Arctophilos
    Awesome Lindsey! I got my date too...I chose a cancellation for May 31st up at Utica. It just got real for us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Last edit by Arctophilos on Apr 1, '13
  6. by   Lindseyvam
    It definitely did! I will save your email and we will keep in touch.
  7. by   BeachCathyRN
    Congrats ladies and Good Luck!! Lots of good info on here about CPNE-couldn't have passed with out it. Practice, Practice, Practice and then Practice some more!!
  8. by   Lindseyvam
    Thanks so much!
  9. by   Mrs.Mc,LPN217
    Good luck, I just got my date as well...I took a cancellation May 3-5 in Queens. Happy Studying!!
  10. by   natnat122
    Congrats! Please let us know how it went!!
  11. by   Pixie.RN
    It's the summer solstice! Has to be good luck. Keep us posted!!!
  12. by   Lindseyvam
    Thanks! I will!
  13. by   Arctophilos
    Awesome Mrs. Mc! Congrats As I told Lindsey...just got real didn't it! and you're before me...keep us posted.
  14. by   Arctophilos
    Passed the CPNE!
    It was the hardest, nerve wracking 3 days of my life! I failed two of the labs on Friday night---pure nerves. It was quite comical in retrospect because I opened about 7 pairs of sterile gloves at the wound station! lol Passed all my PCS's--two adult and one ped. Care Plans weren't that bad but take your time in planning. I took the Excelsior Care Plan conference and their Documentation conference---helped sooo much and I highly recommend. I also took advantage of their email Care Plans and phone-in Care Plans --- it wasn't until after the CPNE that I realized that one of my CE's had helped me through one of the phone-in Care Plan conference calls!!! I can still remember what she told me:
    Evaluation phase:
    What's the problem---being able to move without SOB is a basic...
    What happens if I don't fix it---decreased GI motility, atelectasis...
    What is the long term result---cardiac/respiratory arrest and prolonged hospital stay

    I hung out on some of the forums but the last few weeks I avoided them because they were making me too nervous. If you follow the study guide you will do well. I did use and HIGHLY RECOMMEND using mnemonics and a grid system!!!!!!!!!!! They saved my butt. Don't worry about stepping back and looking at your grid and making sure you got all your critical elements. Put a plan of action on your grid too, although it may change due to interruptions, but at least you have somewhat of a plan. Chart by your mnemonics and grid and you wont fail. Remember to ID! ID! ID! even if you look like a moron and can't remember if you just did or not---do it again!!!!! I am not a nervous person but my mind blanked a few times and I was literally sweating bullets. I was stuck on a care plan and the CE noticed and said---look out the window for a minute...look how sunny it worked! The CE and CA really want you to pass but they have to be fair and make sure you hit your critical elements and really know your stuff. Verbalize everything you're doing. They don't know what you're thinking so show em your thought process.
    That's it in a nut shell.
    Good luck to everyone...its been a long journey