PASSING THE CPNE: tips from my experience - page 9

well, i thought this thread might stick around a bit longer if the title was more obvious. so, i am posting my cpne experience here instead of "anticoag nurse passed the cpne"... i'll start with... Read More

  1. by   txspadequeenRN
    :bowingpur



    Quote from anticoagulationurse
    hi dudes! i think i will close this thread to new posts to keep it on topic from here on. that doesn't mean the offer for cpne files is closed. i will still be checking my personal messages when i get round to it... weekly... biweekly and will still be emailing out the chunk o' files. here's one more explaination as to how to request them from me... best luck and keep up the awesome progress!!!

    originally posted by anticoagulationurse
    attention anyone wanting the files
    just a reply, to the recent requests being posted here. i really don't check on the postings to this thread very often and therefore will not be aware of your request if you post it here. the best way to request the files is to pm me and include your personal email address. it's againt the rules to post your email address here, and besides it might be months before i see it.

    i am still sending the files out, but nowadays only do so once a week, occasionally more often, just so you know...

    how to pm (private message) me:
    click on my name top left corner of each posting. choose the second option, "send a private message to ..." the rest should be self explanatory.
  2. by   TiffanyRN!!
    Can you please send me the info that you have. I will greatly appreciate it.Thanks. :spin:

    Quote from anticoagulationurse
    Due to the responses I've been getting for more information, I decided to also assemble a generic email I can send to anyone who wants all my files I collected in preparation for the CPNE. Some are my own, most are from other students. I really don't know authorship on any of them, just stuff that kind EC students sent me that I found very helpful, that I'm willing to pass along. Please don't think about sueing me for copyright infringement as I really don't know who the authors are!!! I'm just trying to help out here.

    It includes 22 file attachments (.wps, .doc, .txt, .pdf formats), as well as some useful web links and Grid ideas. Just a whole bunch of stuff! So, if you want my files and the files of others, PM me your email address and I'll send along.
  3. by   Kitan
    My testing date will be February 29 to March 2, 2008. I will be testing in Plano, TX.

    I've purchased the lab-station practice kit (very handy) and though I have bought and borrowed everyone else's flash cards, I find that my own based off of the CPNE study guide are just the ones I like best.

    I'd like to know, however, if the CEs prefer whether you introduce them to the patient or not. I've heard that when you enter the room, wash your hands and introduce yourself, to pretend that the CE does not even exist. Any words on that?

    Thank you.
  4. by   EricJRN
    The CA or CE should have already been in the patient's room to talk with the patient and get their permission to serve as a CPNE patient, so it's probably not necessary to re-introduce them.
  5. by   dessyrell
    Quote from Kitan
    My testing date will be February 29 to March 2, 2008. I will be testing in Plano, TX.

    I've purchased the lab-station practice kit (very handy) and though I have bought and borrowed everyone else's flash cards, I find that my own based off of the CPNE study guide are just the ones I like best.

    I'd like to know, however, if the CEs prefer whether you introduce them to the patient or not. I've heard that when you enter the room, wash your hands and introduce yourself, to pretend that the CE does not even exist. Any words on that?

    Thank you.
    i would introduce the CE as my instructor. don't think it would be polite to just ignore them, plus the patient has the right to know who's who.
  6. by   nurse1717
    i introduced myself, then introduced my instructor (CE) ie, ..."and this is Kristine, my instructor"... simple as that, then continued to briefly explain what i was going to do...
  7. by   Melinurse
    I introduced the CE even though the patient already knew who they were.
    I was assigned for all 3 PCS:
    meds
    I&O
    comfort
    Apical Pulse on all pts. and vitals
    Other AREAS assigned ( but not every pt. )
    Musculoskeletal Assess
    Neuro Assess
    Abdominal Assess
    Wound Management
    Respiratory Assess and Management
    Skin Assess
    Comfort Care of 2 of my 3 pts.

    Ambulated 2 of my patients, declared CDM on last pt. and ended my 3rd PCS early due to pt. change in condition.
    Make sure you notify staff nurse of ANY change of condition or abnormal vitals, ASAP!!!
    CEs seem to be impressed if you are able to include comfort measures on your pts, even if not assigned. ( I included it on all of mine )
    Find good stress management techniques, you'll need it!!
    PRACTICE! PRACTICE ! PRACTICE!
  8. by   txspadequeenRN
    how did you do?




    Quote from kitan
    my testing date will be february 29 to march 2, 2008. i will be testing in plano, tx.

    i've purchased the lab-station practice kit (very handy) and though i have bought and borrowed everyone else's flash cards, i find that my own based off of the cpne study guide are just the ones i like best.

    i'd like to know, however, if the ces prefer whether you introduce them to the patient or not. i've heard that when you enter the room, wash your hands and introduce yourself, to pretend that the ce does not even exist. any words on that?

    thank you.
  9. by   texasrtkd
    Yes I am interested in your collection.

    Thank you,
    Last edit by BBFRN on Jul 30, '08 : Reason: TOS
  10. by   bjbabs24
    What are the times of the days you are at the hospital??
    I am trying to decide if I should stay with my family which is two hours away or stay at a nearby motel??
    THANKS!
  11. by   RN211037
    I just took the CPNE and you are at the hospital on the 1st day for the skills labs from 4:30-7:30pm. The 2nd day starts at 7:30 am and ends about 1:30 pm and last day is at 7:30 am-10:15am and then you are done if you dont have to do any repeats! But this all could depend on your test site, so double check where you are applying to!
  12. by   scooterko
    hi i realize this is a really old post.. but im taking my cpne sept 12 and im super nervous!!! and would love hearing about your experience. how can you email it to me if you still can?
    Last edit by scooterko on Aug 28, '08
  13. by   ivanh3
    Just to let everyone know. I just posted an updated version of my CPNE study notes. What makes this so cool is that I had a tremendous amount of help from Lisa, a friend of mine who is a paramedic, ER nurse, and recent graduate of Excelsior College. Of course many of you know Lisa as the ever helpful LunahRN. She did a significant amount of writing and editing of this document and did a great job with redoing my less than stellar "grid". Additionally, two more "grid" drawings were added to give a better idea of how to actually put one together step by step. Again, many thanks to Lisa for her help with this update. I couldn't have done it without her.

    Last edit by ivanh3 on Sep 28, '08

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