I passed the CPNE!!!! - page 3

I passed the CPNE at SRMC in Atlanta!!! Woohoo!!! A couple more general eds and I'm done!!! To all of those here who haven't done this exam yet, lemme tell you- it was more stressful than I had... Read More

  1. by   BBFRN
    Lorri- I just put 2+2 together of who you are...lol. Duh! I've been talking to you all week, and didn't realize you were also HappyNProud on here...lol.

    Missnurse- if you PM me your email addy, I will send you a copy of my CPNE experience. I'd try to get into rnstudygroup again- maybe they "lost" your application? I'm sure you can get in if you try again.
  2. by   BBFRN
    Oops! Again- Good luck Lorri!!! You can do it!!!!
  3. by   Spazzy Nurse
    Yaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!

    I am SO HAPPY for you!!

    (Sorry I didn't respond sooner.... I've been out of town.)


    I second what Jnette said about CPNE stress vs. NCLEX stress. They're both no fun, so do this....... imagine 2 piles of poop. One pile represents CPNE. This is a big ol' steamin' pile of gorilla poop. Next to it is a small, teeny little pile of poop. This turd was made by an ant. It is actually almost cute. This pile represents NCLEX stress.

    Ok? Ok.

    So again, congratulations, girl!!! I am SO totally proud of you!!! :kiss
  4. by   Spazzy Nurse
    by the way, I have always meant to ask you....... your little avatar-- the picture over on the left by your name-- is that Prince?
  5. by   BBFRN
    LMAO!!! Thanks Spazzy, for your poop analogy...lol. You crack me up!

    My avatar is Aeon Flux (from Liquid Television). I was a big Aeon Flux fan when it was on. She kicked a lot of butt and never talked- my exact opposite, I guess. Prince...lol.
  6. by   Spazzy Nurse
    Seriously, Aeon Flux totally looks like Prince!



    (I'm still so excited for you! Are you walking on air these days??)
  7. by   CindyJRN
    To all recent CPNE "PASSERS", WOOOO HOOOO Congrats! :hatparty: To all of you future CPNE'ers, hang in there and best wishes! I am a frequent visitor to the Distance Learning discussions because I am upgrading my ASN to a BSN then MSN over the next couple of years. Man, I get so so excited reading about you guys antcipating and then passing the CPNE! I graduated in 2000, the final Regent's College class before it changed to Excelsior. When I tell you my life changed for the better, I don't just mean the financial upgrade from LPN to RN. I mean the incredible opportunities I have now! (OK, th financial upgrade does help .) Anyway, just think of me as your Fairy Godmother and prayer buddy in Louisiana. I enjoy learning and I get excited to be around such wonderful people just looking for the opportunity to show they can shine. Big hugs to all my fellow students and don't give up the dream.
  8. by   Spazzy Nurse
    Awww.... that was sweet Cindy.
  9. by   PJ in Ca.
    [QUOTE=lgflamini]I passed the CPNE at SRMC in Atlanta!!! Woohoo!!! A couple more general eds and I'm done!!! To all of those here who haven't done this exam yet, lemme tell you- it was more stressful than I had anticipated, but very doable. You have to study that study guide front to back, have some menmonics for the critical elements, do everything THEIR WAY, and do those grids! You cannot prepare for this too much. And you can't let the stress get to you. I am so glad it's over, but I'm really proud to have accomplished this on the first try, too.

    Ladybug was one of the other passers, too! I was really glad she was there- we had a really good time in the midst of it all. Whew! I'm glad that's over with!!![/
    Congradulations on passing the first time. Do you know where the best testing site is? Im studying long and hard for the cpne right now in California. What advise can you give me about workshops? How long did you study for it? I study everyday.

    PJ in Ca.
  10. by   BBFRN
    Quote from PJ in Ca.
    Congradulations on passing the first time. Do you know where the best testing site is? Im studying long and hard for the cpne right now in California. What advise can you give me about workshops? How long did you study for it? I study everyday.

    PJ in Ca.
    Hi- I hear good things about Racine & Long Beach. I really liked SRMC in Atlanta a lot. I didn't do any workshops, so I can't advise on those- there are others here who can give you good info on them, though. I studied intensely, every day for 3 months. PM me your email addy, and I'll send you my study materials for the CPNE- they were very helpful in my passing. When are you scheduled to take it?
  11. by   PJ in Ca.
    :hatparty:
    Quote from lgflamini
    I passed the CPNE at SRMC in Atlanta!!! Woohoo!!! A couple more general eds and I'm done!!! To all of those here who haven't done this exam yet, lemme tell you- it was more stressful than I had anticipated, but very doable. You have to study that study guide front to back, have some menmonics for the critical elements, do everything THEIR WAY, and do those grids! You cannot prepare for this too much. And you can't let the stress get to you. I am so glad it's over, but I'm really proud to have accomplished this on the first try, too.

    Ladybug was one of the other passers, too! I was really glad she was there- we had a really good time in the midst of it all. Whew! I'm glad that's over with!!!

    Hi I got your reply and can use all the help I can get.:hatparty:
    My email is pcabellos@surfside.net. It must feel great to be finished with that horrible cpne. I study everyday and worry a lot cause I know a few people who have failed. I want to prepare well. Hope to here from you soon.

    Thanks PJ in Ca.
  12. by   Spazzy Nurse
    PJ--

    Use that worry and stress as motivation. Use this as a test against yourself...... a big ol' challenge. As many things that you can turn into positives the better off you will be. Just remember that LOTS of people pass. Lots and lots.

    Like Lgflamini said, Racine has great reputation. Madison and Phoenix do also.

    Quote from PJ in Ca.
    :hatparty:


    Hi I got your reply and can use all the help I can get.:hatparty:
    My email is pcabellos@surfside.net. It must feel great to be finished with that horrible cpne. I study everyday and worry a lot cause I know a few people who have failed. I want to prepare well. Hope to here from you soon.

    Thanks PJ in Ca.
  13. by   BBFRN
    PJ, I emailed you the files. Let us know if you have any questions, and remember that it's very normal to have anxiety when you first start going over the CPNE study manual. It's not as overwhelming as it first appears, I promise. The first step in studying for the CPNE is to go over that study manual cover-to-cover (just read through it and do the questions in it). Also get the video/workbook- it's pretty helpful, too. After you go through the manual, go back through the critical elements and write your mnemonics down (I sent you a list of the ones I used- they're shorter than the ones listed on the EPN, and easier to remember). Go ahead and get your Carpenito's now- so you can become as familiar as possible with it. I sent you a file that has info on how to use it. There's also a Carpenito's workbook you can buy if you're really worried about care planning.

    Let us know what you need help with the most, and we'll do our best to clear some things up for you. If you have any questions, ask, ask, ask.

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