My CPNE Experience - page 2

by SuesquatchRN

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The CPNE I brought my husband with me this time. We got to the Hilton across the street from the hospital at around 12:30 and settled in. I reviewed my flash cards and mnemonics and took a Xanax and shower. Went over to... Read More


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    Quote from LunahRN
    There you go, have another!



    Do you know, it seems impossible that it was just last Sunday! It's already dim in my memory, I guess as most stressful experiences become.

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    Quote from Suesquatch
    Do you know, it seems impossible that it was just last Sunday! It's already dim in my memory, I guess as most stressful experiences become.
    I know, isn't it weird how that happens? I was able to keep a detailed journal because I wrote it all down as soon as I could ... I knew it would start to dim for me, too. Although I'll remember all those people for the rest of my life, I'm sure.

    There was a great patient who hung out with me in the hallway for a while when I was waiting those 2 hours for my final last-ditch-effort PCS. He was in his 70s, had lost his wife a couple of years before, and had just been in for an appendectomy -- yup, at his age! But they also found some mets to his liver during his initial work-up, and were trying to determine the primary cancer site. He was awesome, though ... I wasn't sure if I was even supposed to be talking to him, and I thought it was hilarious that he was a patient on that floor that I could potentially have for my last PCS (it wasn't him, though). He made me feel better, anyway. And he thanked ME for being such a comfort by listening to him! Heh. He was just cruising around with his IV pole. Great guy. Another person I'll never forget!

    Your description of that baby broke my heart. And I'm NOT a baby person!
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    He was a cutie, Lisa, and such a sad little soul.

    I sometimes wonder, though, what good we do with certain medical interventions.
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    Congratulations Sue , we know how difficult that exam can be.Now on to the NCLEX: Study fast.......you don't want the BON to change the rules before you can get licensed...:chuckle:chuckle.....LOL. Just a little joke to add a little humor to what we are experiencing here in GA, and nationally for that matter. By the way what state will you be practicing in?
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    Great Job Sue! You seemed so natural in all you PCS!
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    Quote from Suesquatch
    Maybe one of the mods can delete the merged ones. I like collecting extra thank yous, anyway.

    Done.

    Congrats again on a job well done!
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    Quote from zimsaint
    Congratulations Sue , we know how difficult that exam can be.Now on to the NCLEX: Study fast.......you don't want the BON to change the rules before you can get licensed...:chuckle:chuckle.....LOL. Just a little joke to add a little humor to what we are experiencing here in GA, and nationally for that matter. By the way what state will you be practicing in?

    New York. Luckily, no worries.

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    Quote from Suesquatch
    New York. Luckily, no worries.

    You are seriously in the ONLY STATE that is 100% okay! LOL!! Can you imagine the NCSBN calling the NY BON and telling them they should ditch EC? "Ummm ... no." *click* LOL

    Okay, we're all moving in with Sue.
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    Quote from LunahRN
    You are seriously in the ONLY STATE that is 100% okay! LOL!! Can you imagine the NCSBN calling the NY BON and telling them they should ditch EC? "Ummm ... no." *click* LOL

    Okay, we're all moving in with Sue.
    Actually, the entire northeast is fine. They KNOW about NYS's rigorous Board of Regents.

    What astonishes me is that states with notoriously lousy schools are refusing to accept Excelsior, while NYS seriously has the strongest board of ed and regents in the nation. One of the BEST state college systems.

    Does anyone on any BON honestly believe that NEW YORK would knowingly turn out incompetent, unqualified people? It is such blatant political horse hockey.
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    Hey Sue,

    I am seriously considering relocating to New York before the year is up. My half brothers and sisters are in Linden, East Orange and Newark NJ. They tell me that it is only about 45 minutes from Manhattan and just over an hour from Brooklyn. I will most likely stay with one of my sisters to help her out financially and to save money too. If GBON doesn't reconsider they are going to lose a lot of nurses (LPNs) and Paramedics. It is so ironic....I feel like my ancestors.....having to escape to the North to avoid oppression.

    When do you take your boards. The one thing I didn't like about New York was having to wait until your graduation date. I think that is mid or late September isn't it?


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