Passed CHPLN Certification Exam!!! - page 2
by Ashera 7,681 Views | 12 Comments
Posted a question a few weeks ago saying I was re-certifying after 4 years for my CHPLN - and asked if there were any glaringly big changes - since the study materials were still copyrighted the same year as when I took it the... Read More
- 0Nov 16, '11 by tothepointeLVNI'm planning to take the CHPLN ( the one for LPN's) in January. The only test specific book I have is the Study Guide issued by HPNA but the questions seem too easy. Of course I have other hospice books but what would YOU recommend. I'd rather not buy a million study guides but if the one I have is too elementary then that is no good either.
- 0Jan 28, '12 by my2bitzQuote from AsheraSo glad you posted this!! Been considering Certification and seems like i better GET SERIOUS and STUDY STUDY STUDY!!!Posted a question a few weeks ago saying I was re-certifying after 4 years for my CHPLN - and asked if there were any glaringly big changes - since the study materials were still copyrighted the same year as when I took it the first time. Had no responses, so began thinking that Hospice nurses were not taking this Certification exam for either CHPLN, or CHPN -
I passed but it seemed harder this time. 4 years ago, it was a pencil/paper exam - and this time, a computer test. I studied, knew backward/forward all in the study guides, core curriculam book, and...had been a hospice nurse for 4 years more - and there were questions coming out of left field. Hard, nasty little exam and I'm not sure I'll do it again in 4 years.
If there are ANY of you out there - Certified - have you seen this adds to anything related to your competency as a Hospice nurse? More $$? More...credibility? Not sure I'm seeing the value versus cost/stress etc.
Anyway - just wanted to tell someone/anyone that I passed!
CONGRATS, you're an inspiration!
- 0Mar 30, '12 by gladiolaTaking the test tomorrow and studying right now... I took it last year and failed by three measly questions. And yes, I remember thinking "there has to be a mistake, they gave me the RN test!" Actually, there were some questions where I thought they gave me the physician test! Hoping I do well tomorrow... I need this, my company will reimburse me the cost of the test and I get a dollar raise (yay)... money is money!!