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- by adzam08 Jul 10Hi!
I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for studying for the CPN exam. I have been doing peds a year now and want to seriously start to study to take it. Although I have the hour requirement met, do you suggest waiting a period of time to have more experience or will focused studying be ok? Also, any great books to use? I am currently using Lippencotts review series, Pediatric nursing.
- Jul 12 by kidzrn08I took the CPN exam after about 1.5 years of peds as a NAP and 3 years of peds as an RN...the test is HARD, I wont even lie. If you don't know your stuff, your not going to pass the 1st time. I would compare it to the NCLEX in the way the questions are written and the answers you are given. Study, ensure you feel comfortable with all of the common diseases process of children and hope! I had questions about home health, tons of meds, diseases like kawasaki, congenital heart anomalies, failure to thrive, juvenile diabetes etc.
- Jul 29 by adzam08Thanks so much! I appreciate the advice!
- Aug 8 by PedsBSNRNThis test is totally doable. I took the $50 prep test with the old questions, then go over the Wong's textbook. A ton of the questions came from there. If I can do it, you can too! good luck!
- Sep 3 by AdrienneAgurenI recently took and passed the CPN exam - it is tough, but definitely doable to self study and pass. I used Nurse Builders. I did spend some money on review materials, but I thought it was worth it. That website has books with practice questions, pre-made notecards, etc. Really great resource!
- Sep 4 by dansamyThanks! This thread was just what I needed. Does anyone have any other study resource suggestions? Also, I have Wong's from school, but it's an 8? year old edition now. Should I buy a newer edition?
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