I passed the CPNE!!!! - page 5

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   J Lynn
    Thanks Spazzy. I just went to join the group. I hope you guys don't mind, but I mentioned in the comments box that I have friends at AllNurses that recommended this group. lgflamini said she would get me in if need be, thanks for that. You guys are great and i'm so blessed to have your support here.
  2. by   Spazzy Nurse
    Quote from lgflamini
    If you still don't get an OK after a while, let me know and I'll let the moderator know that you're a real student.
    I remember the day when I used to say that to people!


    And glad you got in J Lynn. It was my favorite group out there. You'll like it.
  3. by   Ari RN
    Congrat's to you. Keep up the great work!
  4. by   BBFRN
    Quote from Spazzy Nurse
    I remember the day when I used to say that to people!


    And glad you got in J Lynn. It was my favorite group out there. You'll like it.
    You said it to me when I first started, old-timer...lol.
  5. by   Spazzy Nurse
    Quote from lgflamini
    You said it to me when I first started, old-timer...lol.
    :chuckle
    Ok you're right--- I'm an old timer. But at least I don't drive a large minivan in Florida.
  6. by   bwalston
    Quote from Spazzy Nurse
    I remember the day when I used to say that to people!


    And glad you got in J Lynn. It was my favorite group out there. You'll like it.

    And you can STILL say that Spazzy You know your recommendation is like "gold" with the moderator --

    Hope you are doing well, BTW!

    regards -

    Bill
  7. by   Spazzy Nurse
    Quote from bwalston
    And you can STILL say that Spazzy You know your recommendation is like "gold" with the moderator --

    Hope you are doing well, BTW!

    regards -

    Bill

    Bill!!! So nice to see a post from you! Hope you are doing well also. And if you ever run into that cool guy who moderates rnstudygroup, tell him I said hi and to keep up the great work. :wink2: That board is a Godsend for so many people, and it being so well run is what makes it such a fabulous board.
  8. by   ahanks88
    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!!!
    can you please tell me where in the study guide is the list of critical elements. everyone says to memorize them, but i cant seem to find them. is it those little lists of directions at the beginning of each section? how many are there? i know thsi sounds stupid but have just began to study for this exam, and cant seem to find the list. did anyone use the flashcards? do they help? thanks in advance, Terri
  9. by   ahanks88
    Quote from lgflamini
    Missnurse- of all the CPNE sites, I've heard the most good things about SRMC and Racine. The one I've heard the worst things about is Plano. How are you coming along on your courses?

    Opalm- aren't you doing your CPNE soon? If so, good luck to you! You can do it!

    Happynproud- I am overjoyed!!! I am still doing the happy dance...lol. Where are you taking yours? PM me your email addy if you need some study materials.

    I posted my experience at the rnstudygroup site if anybody wants the details of how it went. Beware: it's a very long post...lol.

    I'm back at studying for the pathophys again. I can't wait to get that exam out of the way! But after doing the CPNE, one tends to feel that the sky is the limit...lol.

    Thanks to all of you again for the congrats! It makes me feel so good to get those cyber pats on the back.
    where does one find these? i guess iam confused at the little tricks and all every one is using to study with. i ahve been reading the manual for a few days only, but do not inderstand about the mneumoics (sp)? and the critical elements list everyone seems to mention, also the grid? can anyone help. my test is in two months and if i am this lost, then maybe i need more time?
  10. by   BBFRN
    Terri- I emailed you the grid tips, mnemonics, a list of the critical elements, etc. If you need any more info, let me know. Take a deep breath- studying for the CPNE can seem overwhelming at first (we've all been there), but everything does come together in the end. You can also make weekly phone appointments with a CPNE advisor who can give you feedback on your progress.

    P.S. The critical elements are just the things you need to know for each area of care- the things you have to do in order to pass. The study manual goes over each critical element as you go along.

    Don't worry- we're here for you!
  11. by   PJ in Ca.
    Quote from ahanks88
    can you please tell me where in the study guide is the list of critical elements. everyone says to memorize them, but i cant seem to find them. is it those little lists of directions at the beginning of each section? how many are there? i know thsi sounds stupid but have just began to study for this exam, and cant seem to find the list. did anyone use the flashcards? do they he
    lp ? thanks in advance, Terri
    THE CRITICAL ELEMENTS ARE IN UNIT IV of your big ol study guide. They are listed under each section of your areas of care that you are being tested on. You have to know them by heart and know how to do them. I bought the flashcards from EC so I could take them to work with me. The study guide is very overwhelming at first. Read the whole thing cover to cover. This gives you an understanding of what the CPNE is all about. Then I actually pulled out the unit IV and put it into a different 3 ring binder for easier studying. Sounds like you have just started to study. I will be happy to help if I can. I have gotten a lot of good info off of websites. PJ
  12. by   BBFRN
    Terri- I sent you a list of the Areas of Care- the Critical Elements are listed there under each AOC. It helps to see them all together. P.S. If "General Survey" is listed on the file, disregard it, because we don't have to do general survey any more.
  13. by   PennsylvaniaNurse
    By any chance do you still have any of the files? I'm just starting the CPNE study guide and already I'm feeling overwelmed. I'd really be interested in your mnemonics. I also purchased EC's flashcards, but I'd be interested to find some easy ones to remember. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

    Quote from lgflamini
    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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