So I have the CPNE material to study and have NOT gotten started yet (I got it in Sept '12)
I need some help.
If you have started studying or have completed the CPNE, can you
give me some pointers on how to began this study journey please!
I feel challenged because of the thickness of the packet (that I had to print from CD)
and I don't even "feel" like reading through that nonsense.
I'm just tired of studying,(loss my motivation) but if I can get some practical steps on how to break down this study process, I believe I can get started.
I'm one step away from the NCLEX and I want this over with already.
Just thought I should reach out to my fellow excelsior nursing students for help.
Thanks in advance!!
Quote from nursewithskills
I don't even "feel" like reading through that nonsense.
I'm just tired of studying,(loss my motivation)
There is no magic secret here. The best way to break this down is to start on page 1 and go steadily until you reach page __ (end of study guide). Once you do that, I suggest you reread page 1 and go steadily until you reach page ___ (end of study guide). If you still have time...it's back to page 1.
Probably last thing you want to hear but it worked for me. Passed first time and no retakes. I did drip rates on plants, chased the cat around to get her heart pumping then counted apical pulse (since I had no experience counting baby heart rates that go fast), did daily neuro assessments on my perfectly healthy kids. You gotta want this and now is not the time to give up. You've come to far. Now go hit page 1
I just gotta add...I did read the study guide cover to cover several times before my test in 2005. At the time there was a blurb in there about how someone had once failed because they dropped their pen on the floor, picked it up, then touched the patient. They failed this person on infection control procedures. I get to the test and what do you know...my pen hit the floor. I tried to subtley kick that pen under the bed and pulled my spare out of my pocket. The clinical nurse just smiled at me. Thank God I had read that part of the study guide!
Last edit by Nascar nurse on Dec 4, '12
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