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CEN EXAM - HELP!

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carlowellnj has 1 years experience .

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Hi ! I am an ED RN for 2 yrs. I work night shift. Planning to take the CEN exam, badly need help on tips ( what books/study guide to read)and strategies on taking the exam. Any help would be great! thanks!

What books would you guys recommend? I already bought Sheehy's 7th edition.

Thanks in advance!

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MsPurple20 has 4 years experience and specializes in BSN, RN CEN.

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Hey,

I used Solheim's pocket pearls and I also attended a 2-day review course. Another great resource was the CEN review manual. It comes with practice tests including rational. Which is over 1,000 practice questions and 2 online tests. I did all of them. I did them during down-time, on my days off, whenever I had a chance! Good luck to you!

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emtb2rn has 21 years experience as a BSN, RN, EMT-B and specializes in Emergency.

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I highly recommend mark boswell’s material. I used his original home made study guide & it was great. Check out his website https://www.boswellemergencymedicaleducation.com/

Disclaimer: I have no conflict of interest with or receive any compensation from mark. 

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widi96 has 10 years experience and specializes in Emergency Dept.

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I second Solheim's class if you have the opportunity.  He has high pass rates for those who attend.  I took his course for my TCRN along with two others from our facility and all three passed.  

For my CEN I used the ENA's CEN Review.  It offers videos to watch which I didn't find overly helpful but it did have printouts on each category that I studied and was able to make note cards from and was successful with that.  I liked the printouts much better than the videos.  It all depends on what your learning style is.  

Good Luck on your test!

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