CPNE Failure - page 3

I failed this past weekend. I failed 2 labs the first night (IV push and SQ) primarily on nerves. PCS's went ok Saturday, failed the IV push station again because I ran out of time (played with the... Read More

  1. by   tresjeni
    soooo sorry about those #$%^$@ bubbles...i failed partly due to that and the dran ce(silent observer) was wildly tapping that foot i'm ready to amputate...believe, i work at an asc where we could....ugh!!!!! i know the poopy feeling, feel free to email me privately, also, where and when did you test??? mine was plain-no back in aug, but i graduated dec. 15th, there is hope!!! nurse jeni:smackingf
    Last edit by VickyRN on Jan 13, '07 : Reason: Personal email addy removed from post for poster's privacy and protection and per our TOS
  2. by   lawsonnic
    I failed my first cpne because of nerves also. I knew my critical elements. I failed on insulin. I forgot to id the patient and the second time I didn't put on my gloves.
    I retested New Years Eve weekend and passed without any repeats. I wrote down my critical elements for the labs and the pcs's.
    Don't give up. This is doable. I know how you feel having to go for the second time. It is an awful feeling. But when you pass it is all worth it.
    I am waiting now to take my boards. Please feel free to send a private message.
    Last edit by sirI on Jan 16, '07 : Reason: removed personal email
  3. by   PANurseRN1
    FYI, it's "mnemonics," not "pneumonics." Lungs have nothing to do with it. :wink2:
  4. by   resqyou35
    I just tested in Racine and passed. I took Tina's workshop (http://www.cheducation.com/Schedule.html) , in California and I place my passing in large part to the preperation I received at her workshop. LPNs have a leg upon us Paramedics because you have been doing this work (minus the RN pay). Whatever background you have get the mnemonics, learn them, know section 4 of the Excelsior book and just RELAX!!!...easier said than done but just go slow and deliberate and write down the grid and refer to it frequently as you go. Good luck.
  5. by   EricJRN
    Congrats on the pass, resqyou35!
  6. by   kylep40
    congratulations on passing, you must be so relieved. How was Tina's workshop? Did it help? I am scheduled for Chancellors on the 16 of April. I hope it gives me the advantage I need to pass.
  7. by   2longasn
    DOES ANY ONE KNOW OF A SITUATION WHERE THE STUDENT HAS FAILED CPNE 3X s AND LATER REAPPLIED AND GRADUATED FROM EXCELSIOR?
  8. by   txspadequeenRN
    i don't think this is possible .once you fail x3 your done.


    Quote from 2longasn
    does any one know of a situation where the student has failed cpne 3x s and later reapplied and graduated from excelsior?
  9. by   dessyrell
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    i don't think this is possible .once you fail x3 your done.
    you can...after you fail the cpne 3 times, you'll have to wait 5 years then you can reapply and start all over again.
  10. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from dessyrell
    you can...after you fail the cpne 3 times, you'll have to wait 5 years then you can reapply and start all over again.
    Holy crow, I think I'd rather poke myself with a sharp stick in the eye than wait and do it all again! LOL!! No way.
  11. by   dessyrell
    Quote from Lunah
    Holy crow, I think I'd rather poke myself with a sharp stick in the eye than wait and do it all again! LOL!! No way.
    i know...it's terrible! do you think anybody would do that??? i'd be too :angryfire to give them all that money again...unless they say i won't have to take the cpne ever again :trout:...
  12. by   2longasn
    I'd rather try again than, poke myself in the eye. The same shiny opportunity presents itself. Pay 10,000 for two semesters at a private Nursing School. OR Give it your best for the last time and pray your nerves will agree with the fact that you can pass this CPNE.
  13. by   kcatlin
    i just took the cpne last weekend and failed because i knocked my last empty flush syringe off the table when i turned to sign the mar. i was completely finished but i was running out of time so i was going to throw it in the sharps box when i finished because it was at the back of a wobbly table. this test was horrible. i was given the wrong chart on a patient,one of my SILENT OBSERVERS talked the entire time to my patient about her bad knees and how she is scheduled to have them replaced this summer. i could not believe the level of perfection they expect for the students but not themselves. not to mention every one of the ce's were so overweight that they probavly couldn't have functioned as nurses if they had to.

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