Originally posted by lgflamini
So how scary is the CPNE?
The biggest fear is fear of the unknown. You need to study and prepare for the exam of course but know what is involved in the exam itself.
If you know what will happen and when I think that will take the fear of the unknown away ?? I think the things that helped me alot were reading and hearing about the cpne from students who had done it already.
Do the workshop-when I heard from the "horses mouth" that I was ready that sure gave me that boost of confidence that I needed. Use the grid to guide you along and refocus yourself when needed, I had a practice lab set up at home, practiced VS @ work and wrote and rewrote those CE's 1000's of times. I wrote CP's, notes, evals too and shared them with my online study partners.
This is YOUR exam and YOU are paying for it. If you start to feel woozy or confused ASK to leave the room I did and was fine after a few deep breaths
Be confident but not overly confident. Have a positive attitude, eat and drink and make sure you sleep. By sunday AM I was really and truly running on empty, I passed with no repeats and was heading home early sunday with those credits under my belt- What an accomplishment......................
Yesterday I worked with a girl who looked so familiar-I met up in Albany during the workshop !! We both took CPNE over 2 years ago and we compared notes ans BS'd about it.
It can be done there are plenty of us out there......
study and practice...
lots of luck