I am not scheduled to take the CPNE yet, but just curious what to expect for those of you that have taken it. How long does it take to complete the CPNE.. is it a full weekend, if so how many hours. What does it actually consist of. I haven't looked into any info on it yet, because I have been studing. Thank you for any info that you can offer.
Jun 6, '09
It is orientation/skills lab testing on friday evening.
Saturday is PCS #1 and PCS #2. After PCS#2 if you failed any skills lab you have an opportunity to retest at that point.
Sunday PCS#3 and if you failed one PCS then Sunday after #3 is your final PCS.
Study Guide is fantastic info.
Jun 7, '09
You can also find people's descriptions of their CPNE experiences on the EC EPN site and in the various yahoo EC nursing forums.