Congrats.......I, too, just finished all of my requirements and am waiting for a CPNE date. A couple of friends in our Excelsior student nurses study group put their application in a couple of weeks prior to what I did, and have received their date for around mid-Feb 06 in TX (I submitted my application about mid Oct and they submitted theirs towards the first part of Oct)......so it's about 4 mos wait fromthe looks of it.......I opted to NOT test till after 16 April; however, I know that had I not put in that request, my date would be end of Feb/early March no doubt. From what I have heard, seems the Midwest is faster to get into, and I also heard that WI added another testing site.
Starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel; however, will not rest easy till totally completed with the CPNE:imbar
Good luck to all of you who are about ready to also take the CPNE........
Another Excelsior student nurse, Utah