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Can a lpn working strictly in homecare pass th cpne

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HI, I HAVE BEEN A LPN FOR 3 YEARS. AFTER PASSING THE BOARDS I WENT INTO PRIVATE DUTY NURSING IN THE HOME. I HAVE WORKED IN LTC FACILITIES IN THE VERY BEGINNING, BUT CHOSED HOMECARE DUE TO THE FLEXIBILITY. I WANT TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL THROUGH EC BUT IM WONDERING WITH NO HOSPITAL EXPERIENCE IS IT POSSIBLE TO PASS THE CPNE? OR DO YOU SUGGESTION THAT I GET MORE EXPERIENCE WORKING ON THE FLOOR IN A LTC BEFORE TAKING THE CPNE???? ALL SUGGESTIONS GREATLY APPERCIATED:nuke::typing

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miccay specializes in Geriatrics.

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You certainly can pass the CPNE. I did it with no hospital experience. You are given the study material and if you study and practice and take a workshop, you can pass. Go for it! Good luck.

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When this nursing program first started people were allowed to enroll with no healthcare experience at all. If those people could pass the CPNE, so can you. Basically you learn your critical elements, set up a practice patient bed in your home, attend a workshop or two, and practice, practice, practice. Suggest you obtain Rob's DVD, available at http://www.Rob'sCPNE.com. Lots of good info here. There are also other study materials out there to help you out.

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Baloney Amputation is a BSN, LPN, RN and specializes in LTC, Acute Care.

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Yep--some people who are not currently in patient care at all (like me) pass the CPNE (hopefully like I will do this month).

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txspadequeenRN has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU, PICC Nurse, Nursing Supervisor.

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when and where do you test?...i know you have said but i have a horrible memory...

yep--some people who are not currently in patient care at all (like me) pass the cpne (hopefully like i will do this month).

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txspadequeenRN has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU, PICC Nurse, Nursing Supervisor.

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one thing about ec is it don't really make a difference if you have been a nurse 50 years or 50 min..its all about doing it the ec way. i have found that experience can be a hinder as i am totally having to re-do the way i practice and learn everything how ec wants it ...

hi, i have been a lpn for 3 years. after passing the boards i went into private duty nursing in the home. i have worked in ltc facilities in the very beginning, but chosed homecare due to the flexibility. i want to go back to school through ec but im wondering with no hospital experience is it possible to pass the cpne? or do you suggestion that i get more experience working on the floor in a ltc before taking the cpne???? all suggestions greatly apperciated:nuke::typing

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Baloney Amputation is a BSN, LPN, RN and specializes in LTC, Acute Care.

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when and where do you test?...i know you have said but i have a horrible memory...

i will be in racine on january 23, 24, and 25. dang - it's getting close! i'm taking hubby and my daughters with me. i would miss them too darned much. they'll do a ton of swimming in the hotel's pool, i guess!

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Baloney Amputation is a BSN, LPN, RN and specializes in LTC, Acute Care.

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Hope it's not too cold for swimming. Good luck applescruffette.

I think it's an indoor pool. Otherwise they'll have to fit in the bathtub. :)

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i will be in racine on january 23, 24, and 25. dang - it's getting close! i'm taking hubby and my daughters with me. i would miss them too darned much. they'll do a ton of swimming in the hotel's pool, i guess!

keep us posted apple. racine is one of the places i have been considering. i am torn between amarillo,lubbock, plano, and racine. i will even be eligible until at least the end of next month. good luck. traci

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Baloney Amputation is a BSN, LPN, RN and specializes in LTC, Acute Care.

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keep us posted apple. racine is one of the places i have been considering. i am torn between amarillo,lubbock, plano, and racine. i will even be eligible until at least the end of next month. good luck. traci

oh, i will! if anyone was willing to give their phone number to an internet nerd person like me, i'd be happy to text a brief day-by-day update, if that is allowed (or if anyone cares! lol). i get very impatient waiting for people to post their results after 3 days. i'm like a jg wentworth commercial. "it's my money, and i need it now!"

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txspadequeenRN has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU, PICC Nurse, Nursing Supervisor.

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very good...i am testing about 1.5 hours from the house but will go alone as i need concentration time and a hot tub...lol good luck your time is getting close ...

i will be in racine on january 23, 24, and 25. dang - it's getting close! i'm taking hubby and my daughters with me. i would miss them too darned much. they'll do a ton of swimming in the hotel's pool, i guess!

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