Just wanted to give some positive vibes, to those who are preparing for Cpne. I was one of six that passed this weekend, and I am currently recovering in my bed from the mental discharge over the wknd
I used Robs for mnemonics for labs and assessments and did one month of Sheri Taylor's online workshop. Set up a practice lab stations at home. I took 5 weeks to study, full time! Read many, MANY, cpne journals..those really give you an idea what to expect and what not to do. You really need to know why people fail, it is those little things that will stick in your head and you will not make that mistake.
I passed my labs on Friday, passed pedi but had sub adult, failed the next one!, Sunday I passed both.
I have read some negative reviews from people that did not pass cpne, and I must disagree with them. The weekend is very strict, by the excelsior rules, but it is very doable. I failed with a mistake on my part. I made sure to be more thorough on Sunday. They expect you to be a competent graduate nurse, and the wknd will brake you or make you.
And by the way, all of the instructors seemed strict but I felt they really wanted you to do well. Hope this helps!
You can do it Medic112! Stay positive and do one thing at a time, that's what got me thru it. I never read any comments or did any research on cpne until I passed Fcca classes. I also tried to stay away from any negative posts few weeks prior to testing because it would just make me feel worse and not confident that I could pass.
I recommend the hospital, because it is a small community hospital and you don't get too many difficult patients. There was one child in the entire hospital. I actually thanked the CE's for being SO down to earth and making it as positive of experience as they COULD have. If I had to re do it, I would feel lucky to do it there again.
Last edit by Mesiam on Feb 14, '14