I Passed!!! I Passed!!! I Passed!!! I Passed!!!!

  1. Dear Ones:

    I don't think I've ever worked so hard in my entire life, and I've never been under more pressure (that I can recall). I am presently very fried, brain is mush, can't focus, just glad to be home with my dogs, cats, oh yeah the DH (ha!) and my allnurses buds.

    I failed my 2nd PCS, but I passed the one they gave me as a make up (officially known as PCS#4). I started writing up my narrative and when I finish it, probably around Friday, I'll start a thread here and offer it to anybody whose interested....

    I did have some comical experiences (much funnier now!), met some very wonderful people, the clinical examiners were wonderful, the clinical associate was as dear a lady as there ever was. The hotel was interesting, some of the guests seriously weird (you have to wait for the narrative....), and the whole thing finished off with an earthquake! Can you believe it? I heard this sound like there must be a couple going at it in the room next door, but it was over too fast, and it turns out it was an earthquake!

    More later--am brain dead. Just got a letter from the Texas BNE that my fingerprints were too smudged and I have to do them over again, so that's an extra couple of months probably before I can NCLEX. (That should be a verb: to NCLEX!)

    Thank you all who watched over me from allnurses. It's incredible, and very humbling.
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  3. by   kimlpn
    Quote from chris_at_lucas
    Dear Ones:

    I don't think I've ever worked so hard in my entire life, and I've never been under more pressure (that I can recall). I am presently very fried, brain is mush, can't focus, just glad to be home with my dogs, cats, oh yeah the DH (ha!) and my allnurses buds.

    I failed my 2nd PCS, but I passed the one they gave me as a make up (officially known as PCS#4). I started writing up my narrative and when I finish it, probably around Friday, I'll start a thread here and offer it to anybody whose interested....

    I did have some comical experiences (much funnier now!), met some very wonderful people, the clinical examiners were wonderful, the clinical associate was as dear a lady as there ever was. The hotel was interesting, some of the guests seriously weird (you have to wait for the narrative....), and the whole thing finished off with an earthquake! Can you believe it? I heard this sound like there must be a couple going at it in the room next door, but it was over too fast, and it turns out it was an earthquake!

    More later--am brain dead. Just got a letter from the Texas BNE that my fingerprints were too smudged and I have to do them over again, so that's an extra couple of months probably before I can NCLEX. (That should be a verb: to NCLEX!)

    Thank you all who watched over me from allnurses. It's incredible, and very humbling.

    I knew you could do it!!!!! Congrats to you Chris....What an inspiration you and Laura are!!!!
    Kim
  4. by   jnette
    Whoooooooooooooooot !!!!

    So VERY excited for you !

    I tremble just thinking about it and remembering. Never .. EVER want to have to do that again !
    I get so excited everytime I hear someone has gone through this most rigorous of clinical exams.. the CPNE, and has passed... for I know the RELIEF after three days of torturous STRESS.

    Now go do something FUN, FUN, FUN !!! You deserve it ! CONGRATS AGAIN ! You rock !
  5. by   DC2RN
    Quote from chris_at_lucas
    Dear Ones:

    I don't think I've ever worked so hard in my entire life, and I've never been under more pressure (that I can recall). I am presently very fried, brain is mush, can't focus, just glad to be home with my dogs, cats, oh yeah the DH (ha!) and my allnurses buds.

    I failed my 2nd PCS, but I passed the one they gave me as a make up (officially known as PCS#4). I started writing up my narrative and when I finish it, probably around Friday, I'll start a thread here and offer it to anybody whose interested....

    I did have some comical experiences (much funnier now!), met some very wonderful people, the clinical examiners were wonderful, the clinical associate was as dear a lady as there ever was. The hotel was interesting, some of the guests seriously weird (you have to wait for the narrative....), and the whole thing finished off with an earthquake! Can you believe it? I heard this sound like there must be a couple going at it in the room next door, but it was over too fast, and it turns out it was an earthquake!

    More later--am brain dead. Just got a letter from the Texas BNE that my fingerprints were too smudged and I have to do them over again, so that's an extra couple of months probably before I can NCLEX. (That should be a verb: to NCLEX!)

    Thank you all who watched over me from allnurses. It's incredible, and very humbling.
    Congratulations!!

    I knew you were going to do fine. Isn't it the best feeling in the world? All of that hard work finally paid off. The worst part of failing a PCS is the thought that you might have to keep studying the material for another 3 months before you will get a chance to test again.

    Don't worry about the two month for your finger prints. I passed the CPNE two months ago and I am still waiting for ATT, and I live in New York, where the BON is right across town from Excelsior College. You spend a lot of time waiting for Excelsior.

    Again, Congratulations!!! Best of Luck

    -Lee
  6. by   mona b RN
    Quote from chris_at_lucas
    Dear Ones:

    I don't think I've ever worked so hard in my entire life, and I've never been under more pressure (that I can recall). I am presently very fried, brain is mush, can't focus, just glad to be home with my dogs, cats, oh yeah the DH (ha!) and my allnurses buds.

    I failed my 2nd PCS, but I passed the one they gave me as a make up (officially known as PCS#4). I started writing up my narrative and when I finish it, probably around Friday, I'll start a thread here and offer it to anybody whose interested....

    I did have some comical experiences (much funnier now!), met some very wonderful people, the clinical examiners were wonderful, the clinical associate was as dear a lady as there ever was. The hotel was interesting, some of the guests seriously weird (you have to wait for the narrative....), and the whole thing finished off with an earthquake! Can you believe it? I heard this sound like there must be a couple going at it in the room next door, but it was over too fast, and it turns out it was an earthquake!

    More later--am brain dead. Just got a letter from the Texas BNE that my fingerprints were too smudged and I have to do them over again, so that's an extra couple of months probably before I can NCLEX. (That should be a verb: to NCLEX!)

    Thank you all who watched over me from allnurses. It's incredible, and very humbling.
    Absolutely wonderful :hatparty: It's so good to hear you passed. I can't wait to read about your experience.

    Go relax and enjoy your tremendous accomplishment.


    mona
  7. by   RNBSN1
    Congratulations!!!!
  8. by   Rnn2003
    CONGRATS CONGRATS TO YOU ON PASSING YOUR CPNE. BEST WISHES IN ADVANCE ON THE NCLEX
  9. by   medicrnohio
    Congrats on passing the CPNE!!!!!!!! I would love to read your experience when you post it.
  10. by   Spazzy Nurse
    Yeeeeeeeeeee *******' haaaaaaaaaaaaw!!!


    You did it!!! ---but was there ever any doubt??? :wink2:

    I am SO proud of you--- that is one hell of a weekend to go through, and to go through it with a big ol' PASS is quite the achievement. You'll never forget that feeling for the rest of your life Chris!! I'm dying to hear your story.

    Congratulations girlie!!!!
    :hatparty:
  11. by   J Lynn
    Congratulations Chris!!!
    I logged on tonight just to see if you passed. Good job!

    Last edit by J Lynn on Jun 28, '04
  12. by   BBFRN
    YAY!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! We knew you could do it!!!!!!!!!! Tell us all about it- I love to hear peoples' CPNE stories, and yours has me on the edge of my seat. An earthquake??? LMAO...that had to be extremely weird (anybody watching Kingdom Hospital? lol).

    Yay again for you!!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. by   opalmRN


    An earthquake, what a hoot. Was this before, during or after?

    No question about your doing this.

    Congrats again!!
  14. by   Love-A-Nurse
    chris, way to go, congratulations!

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