I am a new grad nurse and work in peds. In June of this year I will have the minimum 1800 hours required by the ANCC to become a certified pediatric nurse. I feel that studying for a difficult pediatric exam would be beneficial to my own nursing practice now that I have some experience. However, I've heard from some more experienced nurses that the exam is almost impossibly hard. For those nurses who have taken the CPN exam, would you recommend a nurse with one year of experience take it? If so, what study materials would you recommend? Any other tips or recommendations?