I have not taken the workshop yet, but will attend Sherri Taylor in Atlanta next month. From what I've heard and read, it is best to take a workshop. I worked on a internal medicine/ telemetry floor in a large hospital with an LPN who had years of experience under her belt and was great with skills and charting. When she was scheduled for her CPNE, she had taken a in person workshop and I thought "why" she knew everything. But no, he said you will want to pay the extra money and know what is expected from EC and to refresh on skills as in the text book, not what we calm real world nursing. Soon after that she took boards and was proudly working on our floor as an RN. She passed the Cpne on first try and does not regret paying for the workshop. So personally I would take it if it is in your budget. Thales my insight on it! Best of luck and will be cheering for you on your journey!!