I passed the CPNE!!!!

  1. 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!!!
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  3. by   mobileLPN
    Congratulations!!!!! How many more gen eds do you have? Would you recommend that site? I hope to test this fall. Did you do one of the workshops to prepare?
  4. by   mona b RN
    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!!!
    That is truly awesome :hatparty: I am so glad you made it on the first try.

    Congrats


    mona
  5. by   Sheri257
    Congrats Laura. Wonderful news!

    :spin:
    Last edit by Sheri257 on May 22, '04
  6. by   Love-A-Nurse
    congratulations to you and ladybug!
  7. by   BBFRN
    Thanks to all of you! I am so glad it's over- whew!!!

    MobileLPN- I have Pathophys and Ethics to do before I'm done. I started on the pathophys, and was almost done with it- then I got my CPNE date with 3 months to study for it, so I stopped on the pathophys. I'll be taking it in a couple weeks, so I can review it again. I highly recommend this testing site! The CA was very motherly and supportive, and the CEs were very professional and supportive as well (they were very validating after each PCS was over, and stayed out of my way while I was performing). I can't say a bad thing about this site. Email me when you're about to do your CPNE, and I'll send you my study stuff- it'll help a lot with organization, etc. which is key to getting this done the right way.

    I didn't do any of the workshops, BUT I have 8 years LPN experience...mostly in a teaching hospital, with the support of some really good RNs. I didn't need help on most nursing procedures- just the ones that are specifically RN oriented (IV pushes, Care Planning, etc.).
  8. by   Rnn2003
    congrats on your passage of the cpne i tested at srmc march 2003 and i must agee with you that it really is a great site.

    rebecca


    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!!!
  9. by   medicrnohio
    Congrats! I hope to be taking the CPNE by the end of the year. I only have NC: Foundations of Professional Practice, Micro, Lifespan, and the Info Literacy class left to take.
  10. by   Betty_SPN_KS
    Congrats
  11. by   FROGGYLEGS
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :hatparty:

    Someone tell me to stop sitting around and to study more. :chuckle
  12. by   txspadequeenRN
    FANTASTIC!!!!!!!! :roll



    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!!!
  13. by   BBFRN
    Quote from medicrnohio
    Congrats! I hope to be taking the CPNE by the end of the year. I only have NC: Foundations of Professional Practice, Micro, Lifespan, and the Info Literacy class left to take.
    Medic,

    You can take the CPNE when you're within 9 credit hrs of finishing your gen eds, and when all the NCs are done. You might be able to take it sooner than you think. Keep taking the courses if you don't get a date within 3 months of your CPNE letter- but if you only have 3 months or less to wait, concentrate on the CPNE only. The study guide is huge, and it covers a lot of material.

    Good luck to all of you who are preparing for this- it is doable! And thanks to all for the congrats! I am still feeling so good about passing!
  14. by   missnurse01
    :hatparty: can't tell you enough how wonderful the news is, esp since I read your postings and feel that i kinda know you! I am so happy for you-and of course jealous!! Not quite there yet myself, but hopefully will be soon-like everyone else, i dread the CPNE! Heard back and forth info about SRMC, glad you liked the environ. I was thinking about Madison, even though i live in georgia...maybe i'll rethink.


    again, be proud! awesome job!!

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