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CPNE workshop ( which is the best one to attend)

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Hello everyone, I am about to start my FCCA's via Excelsior and then on my way to the CPNE- I wanted to know if anyone out there has recently taken the CPNE, how was your experience and if you attended a CPNE workshop, which one did you attend?

I would appreciate all comments.

I have been reading about a lady named Sheri Taylor , haven't read much about anyone that took the CPNE workshop at excelsior.

1mrsbs

Has 6 years experience.

I went to Sheri Taylor's in person workshop and I LOVED it!!! Very helpful!! :yes:

I also did a care planning class through "no sweat clinical boot camp". I knew care planning was my biggest weakness so I took the class TWICE and it was a life saver. :bookworm:

from mystudygroup101 page:

CPNE workshop - google search

  • Christy Rodriguez CPNE BootCamp - No Sweat Clinical Bootcamp
  • 3 day Hands on practice - located in Miami FL - additional Care Plan Class available which is all
  • the rave, 12 days online - occasionally does a traveling workshop

  • Sheri Taylor's Workshop: http://atlclinicalworkshop.com/
  • 3 day Hands on practice - located in Atlanta - additional online Workshop, monthly fee.

  • Lynn Fredericks Workshop: www.clinicalprepexam.com
  • 3 day Hands on practice located in Charlotte NC, 2 day traveling workshops, 1 day skills lab workshop -
  • proposed online workshop coming soon

  • Chancellors CPNE Workshop www.chancellorsonline.com
  • 5 day workshop $1195 - not many reviews...

  • Linda Jamieson Workshop www.lindascpneworkshop.com
  • 4 day workshop - located in Fremont, MI - also offers a One-on-One workshop - haven't seen any
  • reviews - Linda did respond promptly to an email.

I used RobsCPNE.com for my CPNE prep.

Some don't like it and feel it is outdated, but he does updates every time EC changes things. His videos are not high quality, but you can see everything that you need to and he really narrows it down to what you need to do to pass.

His site was recommended by a friend of mine that had gone to the Excelsior Workshop and she did not feel she learned much from it. She used Robs site after and said it really taught her what was needed, and I agree.

Thank you Chris-- I am leaning towards Sheri Taylors. I have read so many reviews and more than half had a positive response.

BarbaraNM, ASN, RN

Has 3 years experience.

Hello!

I just passed CPNE this weekend in Utica. I took Christy Rodriguez's Bootcamp when she travelled to Nashville in June and also took her 12 day Careplan class. Both were absolutely amazing and contributed greatly to my success. The Bootcamp is always very small so there is a lot of hands on. We did 6 careplans and covered all areas of care.... both in practicing each assessment or management and also writing narrative notes. Christy truly CARES about her students and she encouraged me throughout the weekend with text messages, phone calls and voice mails, also Facebook messages.

Choose your workshop carefully! Not taking a workshop was never an option, and I am confident I chose the best one for me...

Barbara

1mrsbs

Has 6 years experience.

Hello!

I just passed CPNE this weekend in Utica. I took Christy Rodriguez's Bootcamp when she travelled to Nashville in June and also took her 12 day Careplan class. Both were absolutely amazing and contributed greatly to my success. The Bootcamp is always very small so there is a lot of hands on. We did 6 careplans and covered all areas of care.... both in practicing each assessment or management and also writing narrative notes. Christy truly CARES about her students and she encouraged me throughout the weekend with text messages, phone calls and voice mails, also Facebook messages.

Choose your workshop carefully! Not taking a workshop was never an option, and I am confident I chose the best one for me...

Barbara

Congrats!!! :yeah:

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 13 years experience.

I did two different workshops - possibly overkill, but hey. The most important thing about a workshop in my opinion is getting together with other EC students! I felt like I was on a lonely island until I went to that first workshop. I think it is key to practice with others, whether in person, over the phone, on Skype or FaceTime, etc.

Congrats to you Barbara!!!!! If you don't mind me asking... what kind of patients were presented to you during your CPNE?? and what care plans did you use? I have so many questions for you, if you would give me the opportunity to ask .

I used every available resource given to me. I read multiple journals on this site. I youtubed people practicing their labs. The weekly phones calls to EC. I joined several groups on FB. I did Sherri's online class. I also purchased Rob's DVD. Each one of these helped. I passed my CPNE last weekend!!

Congratufrigginlations!!! I am not there yet just finishing up my general classes haven't started the nursing part yet. I live in Raleigh so I am just gathering information for when it's my time. I CAN"T WAIT... then again yes I can lol.. Good luck to you!

CKPM2RN, ASN, EMT-P

Specializes in Emergency/Med-Tele. Has 3 years experience.

A big congratulations to you!

Has anyone tried the one from the Excelsior website? I live in northern Ohio, and there is one in Columbus next month, so that is kind of nice because all the other ones seem really far away.

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 13 years experience.

Has anyone tried the one from the Excelsior website? I live in northern Ohio, and there is one in Columbus next month, so that is kind of nice because all the other ones seem really far away.

Most students seem to find value in the EC workshop. The only complaint I have heard is that they can be crowded. But if it were close to me, I would do it! Learning from the people that administer the exam seems smart. It is also a great opportunity to network with other students for future study group opportunities - in my opinion, those bonds are what make workshops such a great investment!

Most students seem to find value in the EC workshop. The only complaint I have heard is that they can be crowded. But if it were close to me, I would do it! Learning from the people that administer the exam seems smart. It is also a great opportunity to network with other students for future study group opportunities - in my opinion, those bonds are what make workshops such a great investment!

I know of 2 people that went to one of Excelsiors, both said they were a waste of time (mainly due to being overcrowded).

FNPhereIcome

Specializes in Pre-hospital, ER, ICU and PACU. Has 9 years experience.

I took and passed the CPNE in Madison, WI back in 2007. Like many of you, I read all the material and was still very confused as to the set up of the exam and what was expected.

As a Paramedic, I am very comfortable with skill testing and, I felt confident about my abilities to perform the patient care scenarios. What I was confused and nervous about was the care plans and an overall sense of not knowing what I was in for.

I am not sure how I heard about Tina and her workshop (visit her web site at CPNE workshop) but I would not have passed without it! Tina's program is divided up into lecture and skills labs. In the lecture portion she goes over EVERYTHING in great detail, tells you want to expect, how to write it and provides you a mnemonic for everything. When you get to skills lab training, you will practice, practice and practice again each skill until it becomes second nature. When I left Tina, I was 100% confident that I knew what to expect and moreover how to pass the CPNE.

When I took the exam in Madison, WI though I was very nervous, Tina's words of wisdom and mnemonics came right to my head. When I sat down to write care plans, I used her tips and techniques and passed with flying colors. Yes, I made some small mistakes here and there but they were nothing to cause me not to pass.

I know money is tight for everyone but if you invest in Tina's prep program you will pay for the CPNE ONCE! The way I justified it was I can either wait six months for a test date and prepare once or I can waste another six months to test again while not working as a nurse and loose half a year nurses wages waiting for a second test date. Contact Tina. You won't be sorry J

Best wishes,

Pattie