CPNE Study Help

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Need help with CPNE study material. Do any of you guys have Robs video or your own study materials for sale. Help!

Cobweb

238 Posts

Pretty much the only study material you need is the study guide, and they will give that to you free on a CD, or you can print it out or read it online. I did order the flash cards for $14, but Rob's mnemonics really cover everything as long as you know your critical elements.

Rob's video is only $40, a pittance compared to what you have paid so far :) He deserves every penny--I don't know if I could have faced this test without his video and mnemonics. It gave me a lot more confidence about what I was getting into.

There are documentation and care plan conferences you can pay for, but for myself, all I did was read the EPN board a bit, and start writing, then emailing them to Dr. A., who will correct them for you for free, my favorite price. She's wonderful. She will also address any questions you have about the study guide.

There are many excellent videos on Youtube.com about the CPNE. I particularly recommend the series by vanessamenan and ed4nurses. They are also free.

There is some excellent stuff on cpnex.blogspot.com. There are extra patient scenarios and some great videos, and other stuff I just haven't made it to yet. It's also free.

I bought my nursing fundamentals book and physiology book, and also a clinical skills book, on Amazon.com for a dollar apiece. That's about 5 bucks apiece with shipping. They are older editions, but ya know, lung assessment just doesn't change that much.

I hope that gives you a good running start. If there's anything else you need help with, just ask--somebody on here will know the answer :)

Happy studying!

Buy the flash cards, Rob's video, and pay for the onine care planning conference. And take a workshop if you can afford to.

ivanh3

472 Posts

Specializes in ER and family advanced nursing practice.
And take a workshop if you can afford to.

I agree about a workshop. I did the EC workshop, and it was worth every penny. I can't speak about the videos as I have not seen them, but many here seem to like them. You can follow the link in my signature and download a free study aid. It is about to be updated in the next week or two, but if you wanted to check it out now that is okay. The changes won't be that big and you can always re download the new version when it is posted.

Good luck.

Ivan

lidss

16 Posts

where are these Rob's video and which flashcards? I will soon be preparing for the famous CPNE exam and want to do things right, thanks

Cobweb

238 Posts

Rob's videos are at robscpne.com and the flashcards are on the Excelsior site https://www.excelsior.edu/Excelsior_College/School_Of_Nursing/NURSING_LEARNING_RESOURCES/CPNE_RESOURCES?_piref57_310547_57_310539_310539.tabstring=Tab310520 . I do have to say there are a few errors in his videos but they are extremely helpful and the mnemonics he uses have served me well. The Excelsior flashcards are handy lists of all the critical elements and they go everywhere with me in my purse. Hope that helps!

Specializes in Staff Nurse LTC/ CALA. Has 18 years experience.
Rob's videos are at robscpne.com and the flashcards are on the Excelsior site https://www.excelsior.edu/Excelsior_College/School_Of_Nursing/NURSING_LEARNING_RESOURCES/CPNE_RESOURCES?_piref57_310547_57_310539_310539.tabstring=Tab310520 . I do have to say there are a few errors in his videos but they are extremely helpful and the mnemonics he uses have served me well. The Excelsior flashcards are handy lists of all the critical elements and they go everywhere with me in my purse. Hope that helps!

Would the mistakes be ones that you could pick up right away?

NC Girl BSN

1,845 Posts

Specializes in Psych, LTC, Acute Care.
Would the mistakes be ones that you could pick up right away?

Yes, you will. I think he updated the video. You can fiqure it out as you learn your critical elements. I also liked his mneumonics. I used most of them and got a few others from some other people.

Use the video as a tool to become familiar with the process. I really liked it and found it extremly helpful.

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