I wouldn't worry about the NPAC at all!! Everyone is posting wonderful things! Majority of groups and often entire groups are passing at sites each weekend. A lot of the faculty that answers questions are CA's/CE's at NPAC sites. I've heard they are very encouraging and calming.
When it comes to determining if/when you're going to be ready ask yourself these questions -
Do you want to take a workshop? With who? Schedule it now! My final thought on workshops is that I really could have used one for the simulation labs only. I highly recommend Documentation Online through Excelsior. I've kind of changed my tune about Sheri Taylor's online workshop.. Confused the crap out of me for care plans
. I believe you can get enough help through Dr. A regarding care plans for free to understand what you need.
How are you with basic assessments?
This is how I have broken it down in my head! Basic assessment skills, paperwork and lab simulations. All along keeping it simple, safe and clean! We'll see if that's how I feel next weekend!