Sent in CPNE application !! - page 2

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I just finished the FCCA and sent in my CPNE application for Wisconsin sites, since I live in Wisconsin. I'm hoping to get a date within 4 months. My printer didn't burn out printing the whole CPNE study guide, thank god. :yes: I... Read More


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    WOOT WOOT! Congrats jbeanmi!!! Did you take any workshops? How long did you study?
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    Quote from jbeanmi
    Hello fellow CPNE testers! I passed this weekend @ St Marys in Madison on my first attempt We started with 6 and 4 passed. I didn't get too personal with other testers but we did chat a bit. I did not want to focus on anyone or anything except ME and the CPNE! I did take my husband and he was wonderful to have along. I do not like to fail at anything so it was a blow to my ego to fail 1 lab station on the first night and just before my repeat lab on day 2 I failed a PCS. I had to really pull myself and focus together for my lab but I did it. My fellow student that was retaking same lab was not so lucky and this was her second time for CPNE. I can only stress to know your stuff for the PCS! Know your critical elements and how to write out your grid. the "grid" was strange for me at first as well as mnemonics but in the end they saved my butt! The stress is unreal but you can do it!
    So proud of you!!! It's not easy to have a no-repeats CPNE. Some people sail through, but others (like me) have to put on the big girl panties (or big boy shorts, not hatin' on the guys) and keep going despite the panic! I think it's awesome that you maintained an even keel and stayed in it for the win. Congrats!!!
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    Quote from jbeanmi
    Hello fellow CPNE testers! I passed this weekend @ St Marys in Madison on my first attempt We started with 6 and 4 passed. I didn't get too personal with other testers but we did chat a bit. I did not want to focus on anyone or anything except ME and the CPNE! I did take my husband and he was wonderful to have along. I do not like to fail at anything so it was a blow to my ego to fail 1 lab station on the first night and just before my repeat lab on day 2 I failed a PCS. I had to really pull myself and focus together for my lab but I did it. My fellow student that was retaking same lab was not so lucky and this was her second time for CPNE. I can only stress to know your stuff for the PCS! Know your critical elements and how to write out your grid. the "grid" was strange for me at first as well as mnemonics but in the end they saved my butt! The stress is unreal but you can do it!
    Congrats on passing !!!!! And thanks for sharing your success story !!!!!! You must feel like a million bucks !!!!! And it is well deserved !!!!! I, too am not use to failing & just keep telling myself that it will happen @ the CPNE, so be prepared to keep truckin' along & do it right the second time (omg, i hope so) ... Which lab station gave you grief? (I'll study that one twice as hard !!!! ) Agian, congrats & thank you for sharing !! WTG GN ^^^^^^^
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    Congrats @ jbeanmi! That is so awesome! Congrats, congrats, congrats!

    LOL @ big girl panties. I better put them on my CPNE packing list just in case.

    @KitkatPRN I recommend doing e-mails through the message center instead of calls. It can take weeks just to get a phone appt and my e-mail turn around time is usually 24 hours. I try to keep a notebook and send in questions weekly. Also, you will have it IN WRITING if something comes up.

    Now I'm off to practice my grids some more!
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    Currently in Madison Wisconsin...it's Saturday night & I'm praying to pass my last PCS tomorrow morning. Pray for me!
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    Quote from Kayrie
    Currently in Madison Wisconsin...it's Saturday night & I'm praying to pass my last PCS tomorrow morning. Pray for me!
    Praying that you pass!!! Excited for you :-). Keep us posted!
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    Quote from Kayrie
    Currently in Madison Wisconsin...it's Saturday night & I'm praying to pass my last PCS tomorrow morning. Pray for me!
    Go Kayrie!!! Let us know how your weekend went.
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    Good luck Kayrie!
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    Passed! It was very difficult but very doable if you can keep your nerves under contol. I took chancellors workshop in Indianapolis...the 5 day workshop. Everything I learned there is what I used to pass. Failed one lab...my very first one...due to nerves. Then passed the other 3 after I went in the hallway & calmed myself. Passed 2 PCS's Saturday then my repeat lab. Sunday morning passed the last PCS! Advice...practice practice practice! & go to a workshop...a MUST & worth every penny!
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    Quote from Kayrie
    Passed! It was very difficult but very doable if you can keep your nerves under contol. I took chancellors workshop in Indianapolis...the 5 day workshop. Everything I learned there is what I used to pass. Failed one lab...my very first one...due to nerves. Then passed the other 3 after I went in the hallway & calmed myself. Passed 2 PCS's Saturday then my repeat lab. Sunday morning passed the last PCS! Advice...practice practice practice! & go to a workshop...a MUST & worth every penny!
    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Very happy for you :-)


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