Chris-the-girl-at-lucas!

  1. Where the heck is your CPNE experience??? Too busy floating around on cloud nine to write it? :spin:
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  3. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    Hiya, Spazzy!! How's your mama?

    The narrative is percolating. I've been getting a lot of emails and a couple of phone calls from people getting ready to do their CPNE's. It's great being in such close contact with people I've felt close to, albeit only on-line....

    So, it's not done but it will be soon. I promise. I do find that I am still recovering from the event.

    (It takes time to obsess.......)

    :chuckle
  4. by   BBFRN
    Totally understandable- it took me a couple weeks to recover...lol. It is cool to actually talk to your "classmates" on the phone, isn't it?
  5. by   Spazzy Nurse
    Well just know that we're all waiting in anticipation for the novel, whenever you are ready to e-publish it.

    Yes, it is a blast to talk to people that you "know" online. I've even met 3 in person, which is even cooler.

    (And my mama be good, Chris..... thanks for asking!)
  6. by   CindyJRN
    OK, Chris, I am dying to get the details. I am a Regents grad (class of 2000) and am pursuing my BSN now at another school. I really love allnurses and "lurk" quite a bit. I must admit, I still enjoy reading about the whole Excelsior process and giving advice when I can. I am so happy for you because I was in your shoes, so to speak. I think the yahoo group I was part of eventually disbanded because some of the problems you and Spazzy have described in other threads. I really attribute my success to the "study buddies" because of all the info shared by those who had completed the whole experience. I hope you enjoy the life changes as much as I do! Congrats again, and please post soon!!!!
  7. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    I am off to San Antonio in the a.m. for three days of continuing ed for the LMFT I'm still hanging onto, and with nobody there but me, and no home work (and no NC exams to prepare for!!), I'll get it done.

    I'll be back Friday morning. If I get it done any faster, I'll find the San Antonio public library, go to nontradnurse, upload the file and come here and make my announcement.

    Thank you all for your patience!

    (When does the cotton-behind-the-eyes feeling go away? I still feel so fried! I am amazed that I am able to do this to myself. The pressure was mine, all mine. The CPNE couldn't have been more straightforward and fair.)
  8. by   featherzRN
    I like hearing CPNE experiences also, reminds me of the 'fun' I had so many years ago..
  9. by   Spazzy Nurse
    Quote from featherzRN
    I like hearing CPNE experiences also, reminds me of the 'fun' I had so many years ago..
    Love it, Featherz!!

    But since we're on the topic of oldies still hanging around, I agree with you and Cindy. EC (Regents) and the CPNE had such an impact on our lives, it's a little hard to let go completely.
  10. by   BBFRN
    Yes, you feel like you can do anything after getting that albatross off your back...lol.

    As for the "cotton-behind-the-eyeballs" feeling (LMAO at that one- it's so true), it took me a few weeks of telling myself that I passed, and I had to shove those mnemonics forcefully out of my head.
  11. by   CindyJRN
    I walked around for no telling how long with a *&%& eating or beatific grin on my face! Seriously, I just wanted to run around and tell people "I just graduated from college." NCLEX was nothing compared to the pressure of the CPNE. I mean, we were already established test takers before we hit the CPNE! So Chris, if you keep having trouble concentrating for a while, IT IS OK :hatparty: !!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. by   DC2RN
    Quote from lgflamini
    Yes, you feel like you can do anything after getting that albatross off your back...lol.

    As for the "cotton-behind-the-eyeballs" feeling (LMAO at that one- it's so true), it took me a few weeks of telling myself that I passed, and I had to shove those mnemonics forcefully out of my head.

    That is so true. It really takes a while for it to sink in that you really passed. Studying for the CPNE became such a habitual routine, that it was hard to stop studying when you were done. I could actually just drive to work without reciting Critical Elements in my mind. I could just get ready for work without watching the CPNE videos for an hour. I found myself with all kinds of free time.

    But once I stopped studying, I was totally burned-out, and could not even pick up a book for the NCLEX (which I found out last Friday that I passed.) :hatparty:

    It took me about a week to write up my CPNE experience. (It is seven pages long.) I also still visit the Yahoo CPNE groups and help people when I can. You become part of this "CPNE community' and you cannot just walk away from it. Just take your time, Chris.
  13. by   Spazzy Nurse
    Quote from DC2RN
    I found out last Friday that I passed. :hatparty:

    Daaaaaaaaang!!! Congratulations!!!! You're on paper now!!!
  14. by   opalmRN
    Quote from DC2RN
    But once I stopped studying, I was totally burned-out, and could not even pick up a book for the NCLEX (which I found out last Friday that I passed.) :hatparty:



    WAY TO GO!

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