Locations of CPNE?

  1. Hello Everyone,

    I know Excelsior has several locations you can go to for your CPNE weekend , can someone please tell me where they are? Is the CPNE a simlation lab or are you actually assigned a pt in the hospital?

    Thank you
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  3. by   mysticalmoonray
    Hi, I emailed excelsior a few days ago asking this question this is what they responded with:
    The Clinical Performance in Nursing Exam sites are as follows:

    Albany, Schenectady, Utica, Queens and Syracuse, New York
    Plano, Lubbock and Amarillo, Texas
    Atlanta, Lawrenceville, Riverdale and Savannah, Georgia
    Madison, Janesville, Milwaukee and Racine, Wisconsin
    Mansfield, Ohio
    Chambersburg and York, Pennsylvania

    I've heard its simulation to ensure you can properly do the tasks but I've also read that some people had real pt's. Hope the locations help.
  4. by   PiedPiperRN
    The CPNE consists of two parts:

    One part is done with actual patients, and you must write an implement a care plan as well as performed various assigned areas of care.

    The second part is a simulated labratory where you perform the following skills: IV Push, SubQ/IM, IV piggyback, and a sterile wet-to-moise wound dressing change.
  5. by   caliotter3
    You do actual patient care/assessment scenarios with actual patients at a hospital. You can access this info about the CPNE on the EC website. On the nursing school page, go down about two thirds and look for the links about the CPNE. All of this is there.
  6. by   china4mom
    Thank you all for answering! I am an LPN and I already work in the hospital doing IV's and IV pushes so I hope this will give me some sort of an advantage.

    Thank you!