CPNE Wait - page 2

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  1. by   carliboo30
    I sent my application in December 6th to ATL after 7 weeks havent heard a thing, so I called them and they said I would probably test in July. Jeez can you imagine doing this to myself for all that time????? So I changed sites, still havent heard a thing. Will keep you posted by the way EPN hasnt posted a schedule for the CPNE in months.
  2. by   snookyfoot
    Hi,
    Dont know if you have received your packet or not but I know a lot about the Grid. And it is not in your packet. This is in reference to #13
  3. by   Mudwoman
    At the workshop I attended, they explained the reason for the long wait on the CPNE. The CE's have other jobs. Most of them are teachers in nursing programs at area colleges. The CPNE has to be coordinated with the participating hospital AND the CE's AND they can only take so many students----first come, first serve. Excelsior is trying to get more participating hospitals and more CE's so the wait is not as long.
  4. by   RN BSN 2009
    wish it goes quickly!
  5. by   CSLee3
    BIKERSRN....send me an email (PM) and I will explain the grid to you. I could not have passed CPNE without a grid. ALSO....the plane ride home is so sweet when you pass. You can finally relax and chill with a cocktail!!! I went to Racine and waited about 6 months for an opening. With that kind of wait, we really don't have an excuse not to be prepared. THE CE and CAs know that, so they are waiting and expecting perfection.
    Good Luck to all the LVNs and Medics....you can do it!!!
    ERDude
  6. by   In_Chantress
    **sigh** Get used to waiting. Even after passing CPNE, it'll take 4-6 weeks just to update your status. And then another 10 days or more just to get a "Certification of Completion of Graduation Requirements" I DON'T even want to know how long after that I can actually "graduate". Oh well, I've nothing else to do. Each week I wait is costing me $300/week in lost wages $$Ka-Ching$$
  7. by   LaxNP
    How does the EC graduation work? Does everyone in the program graduate at one time, or is it when ever you finish your credits? I've been so busy with NC1-7 and thinking about the CPNE, I have not even thought about what happens after the CPNE.
  8. by   Boston-RN
    And the CPNE current wait time is 6 months now....I can't imagine what it will be in 2 months when I will be eligible after I complete my exams.....YIKES
  9. by   NurseEllis
    I dont really have a whole lot of experience iwth the CPNE other than what I have read, as I start to prepare myself for this long weekend.

    From what I understand, if you request several hospitals to test at, and then call asking for a "cancellation" date with no time frame required (meaning that you need less than 5 days notice) you can get a time VERY VERY quick. From what I have read people that request cancellations with 2-3 days notice have been able to get test dates anywhere from 1 to 3 weeks from when they submitted there CPNE application.

    - Chris
  10. by   ready4cpne
    Quote from MedicEllis
    From what I understand, if you request several hospitals to test at, and then call asking for a "cancellation" date with no time frame required (meaning that you need less than 5 days notice) you can get a time VERY VERY quick. From what I have read people that request cancellations with 2-3 days notice have been able to get test dates anywhere from 1 to 3 weeks from when they submitted there CPNE application.
    - Chris
    I have to agree with this. If you don't do it by way of getting on a cancellation list and assure them a minimal response time -- they would love if you could take a cancellation with only one day notice, for instance--then you will be subject to a six to nine month waiting period, depending on the site. Apparently, certain sites, like Amarillo and Madison have much longer waits than NY, Racine, Plano and others. The former will be closer to 9 months while the latter may be closer to 4 months.

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