CPNE in 13 days-I want to puke

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by EverNurseRN EverNurseRN Member Nurse

Specializes in LTC. Has 6 years experience.

:barf01::barf01:seriously, i feel on the verge of barfing every moment of everyday from my nerves! i have 13 days to go. i have all of my critical elements down. areas of care and charting no problem. care plans however are a problem. i was okay until i found out that i am in the new edition 18th testing window and cannot use risk for diagnosis nor any assess/monitor interventions :( i don't even know where to start to practice them. any advice would be awesome. i have been on ec discussion boards and they are helping immensely with little tidbits of info here and there :) i need to get in the zone and shut down life for the next two weeks and study all day everyday so i can be ready. i just can't wait for this to be over..sorry if i am rambling..my brain is fried :o

jocelyn

cpne test date 11-18-11 mansfield

Raggedy Ann

Raggedy Ann

Specializes in Med surg and Psych. Has 9 years experience. 756 Posts

are you on facebook? if you are join the cpne pages, such as lets conquer the cpne beast, cpne workshop.com, lynns cpne page, ec's...and i know there are more. best of luck to you. i will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. gain that confidence to show that competence and keep that stress level at bay. :nurse: traci

EverNurseRN

EverNurseRN

Specializes in LTC. Has 6 years experience. 148 Posts

are you on facebook? if you are join the cpne pages, such as lets conquer the cpne beast, cpne workshop.com, lynns cpne page, ec's...and i know there are more. best of luck to you. i will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. gain that confidence to show that competence and keep that stress level at bay. :nurse: traci

thank you for the tips traci. i am feeling less and less anxious the closer i get to my test date. weird i guess lol, but i'm studying like crazy and i think the more confident i get, the better i feel (just like you said:)

LoopsRN2

LoopsRN2

Specializes in Surgery, Med/Surg/ICU, OB-Peds, Ophth. 692 Posts

:barf01::barf01:seriously, i feel on the verge of barfing every moment of everyday from my nerves! i have 13 days to go. i have all of my critical elements down. areas of care and charting no problem. care plans however are a problem. i was okay until i found out that i am in the new edition 18th testing window and cannot use risk for diagnosis nor any assess/monitor interventions :( i don't even know where to start to practice them. any advice would be awesome. i have been on ec discussion boards and they are helping immensely with little tidbits of info here and there :) i need to get in the zone and shut down life for the next two weeks and study all day everyday so i can be ready. i just can't wait for this to be over..sorry if i am rambling..my brain is fried :o

jocelyn

cpne test date 11-18-11 mansfield

jocelyn, i hope you checked out those sites, there was a person that tested in mansfield and passed last weekend under the 18th edition, and i tested and passed last w/e in madison last weekend on the 18th :yeah: it can be done! i have been extremely focused on this exam for 4 months, so i was ready. the 18th edition isn't that hard to incorporate as long as you remember what you can and can not use. i never used any @ risk diagnosis in my initial preparing, but started to practice using the @ risk in implementation care plan revision, and i did need to revise a care plan during my cpne. look carefully at what your aoc are, and what you will be doing to move that person toward your goals, remembering not to use any monitor, assess, evaluate, examine in your interventions. also, make sure that your goals and interventions are not too closely related! i heard of a couple of students that got dinged for this. good luck on your test!

EverNurseRN

EverNurseRN

Specializes in LTC. Has 6 years experience. 148 Posts

Thanks for all the tips, Loops, especially about the careplanning. Congratulations on passing :) I did find the conquer fb page and am on the EC site 5x a day now!

agldragonRN

agldragonRN

Specializes in Wound Care, LTC, Sub-Acute, Vents. Has 5 years experience. 1,547 Posts

good luck evernurse!

raspberries

raspberries

9 Posts

Just want to say, you can do this! Good luck!! :)

Raggedy Ann

Raggedy Ann

Specializes in Med surg and Psych. Has 9 years experience. 756 Posts

i want you to know that i am still praying for your success along with others. you have a full plate, but know that it is filled with confidence and prayers. :redbeathe

traci

EverNurseRN

EverNurseRN

Specializes in LTC. Has 6 years experience. 148 Posts

Thank you guys for the prayers and positive wishes :) I can't believe I'm going in 4 days. Sometimes I feel ready, other times I feel so unprepared that I panic :/ I will say that I'm excited to go and just face the unknown. :)