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CPNRE May 2014

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Specializes in Cardiology. Has 7 years experience.

just wanted to know if anyone did the CPNRE exam in May 2014. if its possible to give me some study tips or guide as to how to study. I am sitting this exam sept. 2014. thanks everyone

CanadianGirl79

Specializes in Postpartum, L&D, Med-surg, LTC. Has 4 years experience.

First off, I hope you are not JUST starting to review, given that the exam is coming up very soon!

Now...do you have the ASItest Study prep guide? Or have you taken their online predictor tests? I'd recommend taking one of the online tests, to gauge where your strengths and weaknesses lie. Then I would concentrate on those areas. Review Potter & Perry, common meds (narcotics, insulins, etc), common diseases (COPD, diabetes, MI, etc). Basically, review the "big stuff" from your program.

Good luck!

sweets21, LPN

Specializes in Cardiology. Has 7 years experience.

No I didn't just start studying, but as the day for the exam gets closer I was wondering if there are any last min tips. I had to do the two predictor test at school. Thanks for the advice

CanadianGirl79

Specializes in Postpartum, L&D, Med-surg, LTC. Has 4 years experience.

Last minute tips:

1) Don't study the day before the exam. Take it off to do something fun and relaxing.

2) Go to bed early the night before the exam.

3) Day of the exam, print out some questions you've already done and do them again just before you go into the exam for confidence.

4) Eat a good breakfast before you write. It sucks being hungry during, though they let me take in a granola bar that I took the wrapper off of, and kept in a clear plastic bag. I munched on it partway through.

5) When you write, transcribe your answers as you go - that way you won't be rushing to transcribe at the end of the exam.

I'm sure there are more if I think about it...:)

Thanks for the information. Just came across this forum and this whole forum works. New member here too getting ready for the September exam.

sweets21, LPN

Specializes in Cardiology. Has 7 years experience.

Welcome. All the best on the exam heroicTrey5. How is the studying? What method of studying are you using?

Studying is going decently I suppose. Currently using the cpnre prep guide and have completed the predictor test in early August but didn't get the results I was hoping as I need to clean up the critical thinking portion or the exam. I've bought one more of the predictor tests and will plan to use it a week before the actual exam. Thanks sweets21! I'm not sure how to tag people here so my apologies.

sweets21, LPN

Specializes in Cardiology. Has 7 years experience.

Studying is going decently I suppose. Currently using the cpnre prep guide and have completed the predictor test in early August but didn't get the results I was hoping as I need to clean up the critical thinking portion or the exam. I've bought one more of the predictor tests and will plan to use it a week before the actual exam. Thanks sweets21! I'm not sure how to tag people here so my apologies.

All the best. Hopefully we will both be successfully in the exam

All the best. Hopefully we will both be successfully in the exam

Good luck to you as well!

sweets21, LPN

Specializes in Cardiology. Has 7 years experience.

What did you guys think about the exam yesterday? I dont think the prep guide prepared me enough, I am praying I pass. Good luck to every one.

CanadianGirl79

Specializes in Postpartum, L&D, Med-surg, LTC. Has 4 years experience.

What did you guys think about the exam yesterday? I dont think the prep guide prepared me enough, I am praying I pass. Good luck to every one.

It's normal to question if you passed or not. :) I hope the wait passes quickly for you!

sweets21, LPN

Specializes in Cardiology. Has 7 years experience.

Thanks. I sure hope so. Am so numb right now, am not sure how i feel to be honest. I sat down thinking yes am ready and walked out feeling wow I failed.

Hi :) I just did the exam as well. I'm not sure how to feel! I was prepared for some of it, and then I found many questions to be worded in a way that actually stumped me. I don't want to be down but I don't feel like I passed. I am trying to remember that a rewrite isn't the worst thing in the world; but we all know how much we want this!

Only time will tell.

sweets21, LPN

Specializes in Cardiology. Has 7 years experience.

I think/ hope we will be fine. Am counting the days until the results :)

That was one tough test! I achieved academic honors with distinction all the way through school, did the predictor tests with 95-100% chance of passing and it didn't prepare me for that!

poko, BSN, RN

Specializes in Community/ Home Health. Has 6 years experience.

Hi all ! I'm writing in Jan 2015. Did anyone else feel like their school didn't prepare them well for the exam? Besides the prep guide and predictor tests (and potter and perry etc) what resources did you use to study? Are there any other good consolidated study resources? Recent feedback I've read says that that prep guide was not too helpful (again just rumours I've heard).

Thanks for any advice!