CPNE workshops???

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by chayes chayes Member

I've not read many posts about the CPNE workshops in the past but I'm now within 2 classes of being able to apply so it's becoming a priority. Of the posts that I HAVE read most have to do with either Sherri Taylor (EC?) or another provider named Tina. I'd like some input from participants from either workshop about their experiences and recommendations. A Google search for CPNE workshops come up with thousands of hits and I don't have the time or the patience to research that many. One of the websites indicates that they provide or grade care plans. Are care plans required for CPNE? I've spent all of my study time in the content guides and have not done ONE care plan. Would now be an appropriate time to print off the CPNE study guide for early review? I know so little about CPNE that I don't know what questions to ask but I hope to test in mid to late Oct. I live in NW Missouri so any workshop is going to require travel. I need to make a decision in the next several weeks so that I can make reservations, travel arrangements and schedule time off. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

NCmomof2

NCmomof2

18 Posts

well i am in the stage you are talking about. I am studying for my CPNE right now. I live in NC so I decided because of cost and location to take Lynn's CPNE workshop in Charlotte, NC. Her workshop is much less expensive than the ones offered by EC and i have heard great reviews. Most/or many of the workshops offer like 30 days of questions and care plan submissions for review included in the price. Some students i talk to that don't have the money to travel to a workshop are doing i think its sherri taylors online workshop or robs cpne videos/dvds. I have not gone to my workshop yet, mine is scheduled for aug 4-5 but i think it will be very helpful to know what to expect for CPNE and get the practice. good luck to you and i hope that your timeline works for you. I would like to just give you an idea of what my timeline looked like so that you do not get disappointed. I finished LS3 (my last nursing exam) June 2nd. I figured that i could get my FCCA sent to me as soon as i passed, but now they have started a schedule like if u finish ur last exam by this date and apply for FCCA u will get a date in 3 weeks or something like that. So like i said i took my final exam june 2nd. I called EC and they said my FCCA date would be June 29-july 8th. So I had to wait until June 29th to get my FCCA. I finished it and sent it back and about a week later called EC and found out i Passed. While i was waiting to get my FCCA i compiled all the documents for CPNE and submitted my application. It usually takes a few weeks to find out your date. I (like you) am ready to get this done so I picked the NPAC bc they seem to have the most sites and the fastest dates available. I also picked weekday dates, cancellation dates after Aug 5th with only one week notice. So i was very flexible and willing t take most anything. I continued to check online and then about a week-10 days ago I found out I got assigned Syracuse NY Sept 23-25th. I just wanted u to have an idea of a current timeline so that you will be able to prepare. Good Luck!!

chayes

chayes

26 Posts

well i am in the stage you are talking about. I am studying for my CPNE right now. I live in NC so I decided because of cost and location to take Lynn's CPNE workshop in Charlotte, NC. Her workshop is much less expensive than the ones offered by EC and i have heard great reviews. Most/or many of the workshops offer like 30 days of questions and care plan submissions for review included in the price. Some students i talk to that don't have the money to travel to a workshop are doing i think its sherri taylors online workshop or robs cpne videos/dvds. I have not gone to my workshop yet, mine is scheduled for aug 4-5 but i think it will be very helpful to know what to expect for CPNE and get the practice. good luck to you and i hope that your timeline works for you. I would like to just give you an idea of what my timeline looked like so that you do not get disappointed. I finished LS3 (my last nursing exam) June 2nd. I figured that i could get my FCCA sent to me as soon as i passed, but now they have started a schedule like if u finish ur last exam by this date and apply for FCCA u will get a date in 3 weeks or something like that. So like i said i took my final exam june 2nd. I called EC and they said my FCCA date would be June 29-july 8th. So I had to wait until June 29th to get my FCCA. I finished it and sent it back and about a week later called EC and found out i Passed. While i was waiting to get my FCCA i compiled all the documents for CPNE and submitted my application. It usually takes a few weeks to find out your date. I (like you) am ready to get this done so I picked the NPAC bc they seem to have the most sites and the fastest dates available. I also picked weekday dates, cancellation dates after Aug 5th with only one week notice. So i was very flexible and willing t take most anything. I continued to check online and then about a week-10 days ago I found out I got assigned Syracuse NY Sept 23-25th. I just wanted u to have an idea of a current timeline so that you will be able to prepare. Good Luck!!

Thanks for your reply. Seems like we are on the same timeline. Lynn who? Could you provide a link or her website address? I hope to do an actual workshop to work through the stations and get hands-on help. Are care plans required for CPNE?

NCmomof2

NCmomof2

18 Posts

The workshop i am talking about is Lynn Fredrick and her website is clinicalprepexam.com. And yes careplans are required for the CPNE. You have lab stations : IV push, IV piggyback med, IM/SQ injection, and wound care (dressing change). Then u have patient care scenarios I think 2 adult and 1 peds. U have areas of care that you must complete for ur PCS and then u have to turn in a care plan for each scenario. Believe me two months ago I wasnt exactly sure what to expect. But now I am knee deep in CPNE stuff and trying to memorize mneumonics and practice lab stations. You'll get there.

chayes

chayes

26 Posts

Thanks for the confidence. I've done National Registry as a Paramedic, full ACLS, PALS, PEPP, PHTLS, AMLS stations that are far more complex than this but this one has me shaking in my boots.

NCmomof2

NCmomof2

18 Posts

haha yeah I understand that feeling. Just know that you are not alone, and from the CPNE experiences I have read one of the biggest parts is managing your anxiety and having confidence in your skills. I think it would be a good idea for you to have some sort of careplan assistance (like thru a workshop or online careplan submitting for grading) just bc u have a paramedic background and probably (im just going out on a limb here) have not learned much about nursing care plans in the past. I agree with you its weird that u learn all this info in the EC exams u have to take but dont have to do any careplans until the CPNE. So good luck and sounds like u have a good grasp on your personal needs to be prepared!

Lunah, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 14 years experience. 33 Articles; 13,684 Posts

Thanks for the confidence. I've done National Registry as a Paramedic, full ACLS, PALS, PEPP, PHTLS, AMLS stations that are far more complex than this but this one has me shaking in my boots.

Been there, done that ... but none require actual live patient care. The CPNE is different. However, you should be able to master the lab portion of the CPNE without a problem, it is so much like National Registry. :) (Plus I found the whole verbalizing thing I was taught during medic school was SO helpful during the whole CPNE!)

You will have the opportunity to study care plans ad nauseum when your CPNE study time rolls around, don't worry. They are a small but important point of the CPNE Patient Care Scenarios (PCSs) -- think of the care plans as a key, because you can't continue a PCS without a successful care plan. There are a lot of resources out there, most of which are discussed in this forum -- I suggest a search of allnurses vs. google to narrow your results. :)

dslpninla

dslpninla

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well i am in the stage you are talking about. I am studying for my CPNE right now. I live in NC so I decided because of cost and location to take Lynn's CPNE workshop in Charlotte, NC. Her workshop is much less expensive than the ones offered by EC and i have heard great reviews. Most/or many of the workshops offer like 30 days of questions and care plan submissions for review included in the price. Some students i talk to that don't have the money to travel to a workshop are doing i think its sherri taylors online workshop or robs cpne videos/dvds. I have not gone to my workshop yet, mine is scheduled for aug 4-5 but i think it will be very helpful to know what to expect for CPNE and get the practice. good luck to you and i hope that your timeline works for you. I would like to just give you an idea of what my timeline looked like so that you do not get disappointed. I finished LS3 (my last nursing exam) June 2nd. I figured that i could get my FCCA sent to me as soon as i passed, but now they have started a schedule like if u finish ur last exam by this date and apply for FCCA u will get a date in 3 weeks or something like that. So like i said i took my final exam june 2nd. I called EC and they said my FCCA date would be June 29-july 8th. So I had to wait until June 29th to get my FCCA. I finished it and sent it back and about a week later called EC and found out i Passed. While i was waiting to get my FCCA i compiled all the documents for CPNE and submitted my application. It usually takes a few weeks to find out your date. I (like you) am ready to get this done so I picked the NPAC bc they seem to have the most sites and the fastest dates available. I also picked weekday dates, cancellation dates after Aug 5th with only one week notice. So i was very flexible and willing t take most anything. I continued to check online and then about a week-10 days ago I found out I got assigned Syracuse NY Sept 23-25th. I just wanted u to have an idea of a current timeline so that you will be able to prepare. Good Luck!!

I test in syracuse aug 26-28..... How are you coming with studying? We should keep in touch if youd like!!

BeachieRN84

BeachieRN84

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I'm in Syracuse too from 9/9 through 9/11 :-) Nicole is that you?

connordwilson

connordwilson

25 Posts

Passed my CPNE at Saratoga Springs, NY this past weekend and went to Tina Logan's workshop. Hers is the best price for everything that is included. Here is the website: www.necworkshop.com.

BostonNurse2876

BostonNurse2876

Specializes in wound care, sub-acute, community nursing. 405 Posts

Passed my CPNE at Saratoga Springs, NY this past weekend and went to Tina Logan's workshop. Hers is the best price for everything that is included. Here is the website: www.necworkshop.com.

Connor did you go to PA to do this or did you opt for the online version??

connordwilson

connordwilson

25 Posts

I went to the workshop in PA, but she offers different Options that include time on the Online Workshop and her careplanning site if you go to a hands on one. I have listed some of the options, again her website is http://www.necworkshop.com.

Option 1 Hands On Workshop (most popular)

Includes: With paid deposit- Online Lab and Skills education prior to your Workshop, When Balance is paid in full: Workshop Workbook with all mneumonics, 3 Day Hands-on Workshop in Wilkes-Barre, Pa, Lab skills videos, Online continued education and Care Planning ( 2 weeks prior to the physical 3 day Workshop and then 4 weeks after).

Cost $525.00 plus travel and lodging expenses.

Option 2 Hands-on Workshop (most extensive and ecomonical)

Includes: With paid deposit- Online Lab and skills education prior to your Workshop. When balance paid in full: Workshop Workbook with all mneumonics, 3 Day Hands-on Workshop in Wilkes-Barre, Pa, Lab skills videos, 10 weeks of online continued education and Care Planning ( 2 weeks prior to the physical 3 day Workshop and then 8 weeks after)

Cost $550.00 plus travel and lodging expenses.