Anyone preparing for the CPNE..

  1. are you taking or have taken Excelsior online documentation or Careplanning Conference? I think this will be beneficial.
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  3. by   gatormedic24
    I haven't taken it. I am currently using Robs CPNE prep and it has some carplan stuff on it. Im doing the FCCA at the end of the month and I have everything turned in for the CPNE and waiting on a date. Have you applied for the CPNE or got a date yet?
  4. by   nursingforever35
    Yes. I am going to Mansfield, OH in March. I am reading the study guide again. I was so nervous the first time I read it. I was shaking. I understand the pneumonics and make sure to apply with each area of care. I have been on the EPN which is very helpful. They stopped journals this week but thats ok. I am muddling through. FCCA was not so bad at all. I was shaking when I turned that in also...LOL. Passed it though using my Mosby book. I said I would be ready by January, that is how I received my date. Good luck to you. You are going through the home stretch like me
  5. by   gatormedic24
    Sounds good, ya I have been working on my care plans and started browsing through the 18th edition CPNE study guide. So how long did it take to receive a date after you applied and how far out was the date. I actually live in Florida but I applied for the NPAC because I heard that it was quicker. What is the EPN?
  6. by   gardeningfool
    I'm also hoping to test in Mansfield, OH. I gave them a ready date for after April 1. Just waiting to hear so I can pace my studying. Let me know how it goes there and best of luck!
  7. by   nursingforever35
    Excelsior peer network which has students like us input on how they are preparing. It gives you an opportunity see how others are preparing to complete their courses. i decided to take the documentation online . I wish i could afford the careplanning. If anyone found documentation and careplanning helpful. Your input is appreciated.
  8. by   nursingforever35
    Hi gardeningfool. I will let everyone know. I am so ready for that post-cpne life you would not believe
  9. by   TashaLPN2006RN2012
    im testiing in atlanta in march! taking online care planning and doc conferences in feb and beginning of march. have my clinical lab set up at home, already went to a cpne workshop....i still feel lost though...hoping the repetiveness will sink in soon lol
  10. by   nursingforever35
    That is wonderful Tasha. I am just starting to feel comfortable with the AOC s. But you know what they say practice makes perfect. My fear is doing everything and making a mistake on documentation. Im glad im going with Excelsior. I am praying for us. We will get it done. By the grace of God
  11. by   BostonNurse2876
    AHHHHH what is an AOC? I want to be prepared for allof it, haha.
  12. by   nursingforever35
    Hello Bostonnurse AOCs are areas of care which some are overiding, required and then you may be given up to 4 assessment or management AOCs be it respiratory, abdominal, neurological, etc. You want to get in and get out of the room. You wont do more than whats on the kardex .i realize I am speaking jibberish. U see there are areas you must complete within your patient care scenarios in order to be a success for your weekend. For instance there is asepsis and fluid management. which are a part of your 20 minute checks. The critical elements done within these areas of care are washing your hands, explaining to your patient you r a student and introducing your instructor. Identifying the patients arm band compared to your kardex name and date of birth donning gloves to assess iv site for redness or edema then removing the gloves, geling....identifying fluids or enteral feeding. The infusion type, rate, checking the tubing and explaining how you may refer to your kardex how you will check off things and record. I really have not scratched the surface of the concept. CPNE is about showing the ce's and ca's you can perform as a first day RN on the job. This includes writing careplans and documenting. Just applying non assessment interventions to Nanda labels. Sorry for being long winded :-)
    Last edit by nursingforever35 on Jan 26, '12 : Reason: spelling and a need to be clear.
  13. by   LPNcindylouwho
    I am just starting to study for CPNE. I still don't have my date but they said sometime March or April. I just want to get a date so I know when!!! I have read the study guide from cover to cover twice and just signed up for Sheri Taylor's online workshop. I am also planning on taking the documentation course that EC offers in the beginning of February. Every one says that Sheri is the careplan queen and her online workshop lets you send in two careplans a week that she will grade for you. Any one that has Rob's videos - are they worth it? I've heard that they are outdated. I've also been practicing at work with assessments. I work in LTC and the residents love the extra attention they get when I want to do a neuro assessment or abdominal assessment. lol Well good luck to all of us!!!!!
  14. by   nursingforever35
    Cindy it sounds like you are on the right track. I was able to afford one month of Sherri's online workshop and I must say she is pretty awesome. She shows you how to mark your Mosby's book for nanda diagnoses that may apply to assignments of AOCs. I have a lot of respect for her. I am really looking forward to the documentation conference. You ever been on the EPN?