CEN

  1. Taking CEN next week and I am very nervous, any ideas last minute advice? I have been studying casually for 4 months now. Neuro and cardiac seems a intimidating.
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  3. by   demylenated
    No advice, just a big 'ole fat GOOD LUCK! Let us know how it turns out!

  4. by   twinmommy+2
    I'm taking the CEN this friday, and I agree cardio and neuro are intimidating so I'm looking at several different books and trying to answer as many questions as I can before the test. But at the same time it doesn't pay to cram for it either.
  5. by   ashonman
    Yes I have been studying but I seem to be getting some cardiac and neuro ? wrong, sometimes the wording is be so confusing. Good luck to you on Friday let me know how it goes.
  6. by   mwboswell
    Quick question - have you all taken an official ENA/BCEN practice test yet?
    I'll type another reply later today with more info.
    but if you can tell me about the results of a practice test, I can help you better.

    -Mark Boswell
    MSN FNP-BC CEN CFRN CTRN CPEN NREMT-P
    "Support CEN Certification and your local ENA"
  7. by   Bortaz, RN
    Quote from ashonman
    sometimes the wording is be so confusing.

    Sorry, but that made me laugh out loud. Oh, irony.

    Good luck on your exam.
  8. by   winterbot428
    You can do it!! Good luck!!!
  9. by   twinmommy+2
    Havn't taken any practice test yet except for what is in the books I've been reading. If I get them wrong I make sure to get the rational for it and if that doesn't make sense then I look it up on google. So far Lippincott's Emergency nursing question book has been good (a little dated though, 2005), and "Pass CEN" was great, alot of great information and was not as costly as some other books.
  10. by   dthfytr
    I always feel it unfair when they give you four correct answers and you have to choose the best. Only way to test prioritisation, I guess. They always slip in one question on bubonic plague (ticks carry it in Northern New Mexico or Southern Colorado), shellfish paralytic poisoning. Just remember your priorities and good luck!
  11. by   rninme
    I used the ENA book to study - and the pocket pearls books by Jeff Solheim. Also took the ENA/BCEN online exam the week before the test. Found many questions on the actual test were similar to the BCEN test. More than worth the $75. Good luck!!
  12. by   ashonman
    I actually have been studying Jeff Solheim recorded seminar, Boswell and the ENA CEN book. I have actually been doing well on the practice test, I took the BCEN exam today and made 68% and that makes me feel really bad. And I have been studying almost every day for the last month or so.
  13. by   MAL, RN
    Quote from twinmommy+2
    I'm taking the CEN this friday, and I agree cardio and neuro are intimidating so I'm looking at several different books and trying to answer as many questions as I can before the test. But at the same time it doesn't pay to cram for it either.
    Please tell us your experience!! What questions were the hardest? Any content that surprised you??

    Im taking my test in two weeks...Averaging 68-72 percent on my practice tests now. Still have alot of studying to do...
  14. by   MAL, RN
    Quote from ashonman
    I actually have been studying Jeff Solheim recorded seminar, Boswell and the ENA CEN book. I have actually been doing well on the practice test, I took the BCEN exam today and made 68% and that makes me feel really bad. And I have been studying almost every day for the last month or so.

    Im in the same boat as you--studying nearly everyday for the past month and also took Jeff Solheim seminar, which, I think is very informative. They offer a refund for the seminar if you fail the CEN, as long as you take it within 60 days of finishing the seminar.

    My average test scores are b/w 68-72 right now...But still 2 weeks out and have to review alot of material.

    When do you take your test???

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