CHPN exam - page 3

I'm heading to Jacksonville Fl today to write the exam tomorrow morning, wish me luck!!!! Mandee... Read More

  1. by   momcats3
    :hatparty: Congratulations to you all!!! I just started looking into this.. Have several questions;
    How long did you wait to take it? I know they recommend 2 yrs in Hospice, did you all wait that long?
    Was is similar to the boards?
    Were there specific calculations involved?
    How many questions do you answer, or does it just shut off??
    Do you use any books to study with? I saw someone used the study guide, but it looked like it's for RN's, not LPN's , which I am. (or, should I just study from the RN one?)
    Thanks for the info!
    Momcats3
  2. by   jerseyRN
    I think the LPN test is being given for the first time in Sept. Check the NBCHPN website...

    The test was 150 questions, on paper. You know, fill in the dots. Bad part of that is waiting to see if you passed.

    Anyway, I did wait two years, and was glad that I did. I think having a little experience helped.
  3. by   aimeee
    Finally got my results back. Feels good to be able to put those letters behind my name. RN, CHPN.
  4. by   DMB FAN2
    Congrats Aimee! I just got my results yesterday and I passed also!! I did alot better than I thought I would :chuckle
  5. by   DMB FAN2
    Whoops!! Double post- sorry!!!
    Last edit by DMB FAN2 on Nov 6, '04 : Reason: double posting!!
  6. by   jerseyRN
    Quote from DMB FAN2
    Congrats Aimee! I just got my results yesterday and I passed also!! I did alot better than I thought I would :chuckle
    It's a great feeling, isn't it? Even if hardly anybody knows what the letters mean... my son (kidding) asked me, "Is that California Highway Patrol Nurse"?

    Go away, kid. Ya bother me.
  7. by   DMB FAN2
    :chuckle :roll
  8. by   aimeee
    Quote from jerseyRN
    It's a great feeling, isn't it? Even if hardly anybody knows what the letters mean... my son (kidding) asked me, "Is that California Highway Patrol Nurse"?
    :chuckle True enough! I just might have them spell it out on my name tag!

    Congrats to you, too, Lucy!
  9. by   DMB FAN2
    :kiss Thanks Aimee :hatparty:
  10. by   momcats3
    Hugs and congratulations to you all :hatparty: I'm thinking of trying either next spring, or next fall....
  11. by   Dublin37
    Pardon my lack of knowledge........ what does CHPN stand for?
  12. by   aimeee
    Quote from Dublin37
    Pardon my lack of knowledge........ what does CHPN stand for?
    Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse
  13. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    I am looking for a way to prepare for the exam. Actually, I am looking for a good, well organized collection of information I can use to round out my understanding of the practice of palliative and hospice care. I figure if I do that, I can pass the exam.

    Anyone have any suggestions?

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