Excelsior Reproductive exam

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    What is your take on Reproductive Excelsior exam?
    Was it difficult?
    Was there alot of questions on how the sperm meets the egg, ovulation period, and what not?
    What about spermatogenises?
    I'm sure there is a lot of situational questions?
    What should I keep in mind?
    What areas should I focus more on?

    My test is coming up real soon!

    Any info. helps, thanks!
    -Lisa
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    Did you check the exam content guide to see what it covered? Sorry if that's an obvious answer, but that would be the first thing to do if you want to see if something specific such as what you listed is required learning for the exam. Also, the EC practice exams can help you focus, too. I know they cost extra, but it's less expensive than paying for the exam twice, no?
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    hi lunahrn its me again Rose. Lunahrn, i need your suggestions/advice on completing the fcc. its now computerized. do i need to purchase any books to help me with the nursing dx? i really dont know what its about but i want to prepare myself before getting there. thanx
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    hi lunahrn its me again Rose. Lunahrn, i need your suggestions/advice on completing the fcc. its now computerized. do i need to purchase any books to help me with the nursing dx? i really dont know what its about but i want to prepare myself before getting there. thanx
    I have no idea about the FCCA -- I was under the old curriculum, so I didn't have to take it. But there is a description of the FCCA in the "Excelsior CollegeŽ Examinations Brochure," located here: https://www.excelsior.edu/Excelsior_...s_Brochure.pdf -- that's about all I know! There are a few people here who have taken the FCCA, like NC Girl RN, but she said elsewhere that the school prohibits students from discussing the exam content.
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    ok i understand. but lunahrn i sometimes get scared about this cpne. i just wonder!!! is it as bad as they say it is? i mean the pt u have for the day do u have a primary nurse u wrk under while some one watches you? am really nervous. i have not gotten there yet but just preparing my self lol!!!! when do u know if u passed or failed? thanx lunahrn i really really appreciate ur replies
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    Hi Rosepn, I know this question isn't directed towards me, but I was curious as to know haw far are you into the program? Are you still taking the nursing concepts exams? If you are, I would only concentrate on completing the nursing concept exams and not worry about the FCCA and CPNE until you actually have to. Once you have completed all of the required exams, Excelsior will email you letting you know you are FCCA eligible. The FCCA is not difficult at all, and they will give a detailed explanation on how to fill out each section. When you're FCCA eligible, you're also CPNE eligible, they will send you a CPNE CD-Rom you can print out or look through on your computer detailing everything about the CPNE. So don't add extra stress on yourself until you are CPNE eligible. Good luck!

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    ok i understand. but lunahrn i sometimes get scared about this cpne. i just wonder!!! is it as bad as they say it is? i mean the pt u have for the day do u have a primary nurse u wrk under while some one watches you? am really nervous. i have not gotten there yet but just preparing my self lol!!!! when do u know if u passed or failed? thanx lunahrn i really really appreciate ur replies
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    thank you very much lpn 2005. i was just reading other posts which made me feel kind of nervous. but i agree with u. i am 4 test away from being fcci eligible. thanx i really appreciate it.
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    Lisa1980,

    I took the exam last week. I passed with a B, but didn't do well on the preconception part. I think 5% of the questions were based on this. I did think there were a lot of situational questions. I posted on your last thread. I hope the info helps.
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    thank you rnwannabe. i have been kind of nervous. because i really have a hard time with maternity and peds. i have been studying but there seem to be a lot of medications and disease's and i dont know how they will relate to this particular exam.
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    rosepn,

    I do not remember having many med questions, but that's not to say you won't. I think you still need to go in fully prepared and expect the unexpected. Definitely be familiar with the vocabulary. I did notice that they use a lot of "term" words i.e. orchiopexy. Hope this helps.


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