I am starting to get ready for the CPNE. Where can I find the mnemonics and the GRID? I have looked around but have not found any links to examples of it. Any help that is offered would be appreciated. Thanks.
Last edit by rn/writer on Sep 11, '06
Sep 6, '06
I completed the CPNE almost a year ago and no longer have any of my CPNE stuff, but I just wanted to wish you good luck.
For my grids, I just made a block for each area of care and one 'pending' block for things that I wanted to make sure to come back and review (like repeating a BP, reporting something to the staff RN, etc).
I actually learned the critical elements without mnemonics. Sometimes I just prefer to understand the theory and put it together from there, rather than memorizing a list.
Best of luck to you! Manage your stress effectively and you should be golden.
Sep 7, '06
Hello, I am taking the CPNE in 3 weeks. Have a whole bunch of stuff of my own and from others I could share. PM me with your email and I'll send what I've got.
When I was figuring out the Grid thing Eric above helped me get started. It's a weird thing to grasp, and honestly, even with study materials from others I didn't get it until I read the CPNE Study guide twice. Then I started paring down the Critical Elements for each Area of Care to key words and makign myself some mneumonics whcih work best for me. Anyways, by now I think I have read through that guide about 7 times through and through. Just crack into it, it'll come!
Sep 7, '06
I go to Madison next week (gulp) I have tons of CPNE info, tips and help which I have collected over the year. PM me with your email address and I will gladly email them to you. I think the mneumonics are the best I've seen (I did a lot of research on these!). Thanks to Spazzy Nurse for her help, she supplied a lot of the info! Thanks Spazz!
Sep 11, '06
And Barbiedee sent ME a bunch of the CPNE stuff I mentioned. Cool how this all works out! I have lots, go ahead and PM me it you want it. I don't think any of it is copyrighted, just good student's notes, ideas and experiences. I find reading people's reports of their CPNE weekend very helpful in addition, and I have some of those. If you PM me you have to promise not to spam me or send me any viruses or anything! AND you have to promise to send it along to another EC student someday who needs your help and experience. -K-?
Sep 11, '06
I normally don't correct people's spelling
, but this is a difficult word. The correct spelling is mnemonics. No "u." Some websites include both spellings as the wrong one is pretty common. But others don't, and you'll miss those if you misspell it.
As long as I'm here, this link is a good place to start:
Hope you all do well.
Sep 12, '06
Quote from anticoagulationurse
And Barbiedee sent ME a bunch of the CPNE stuff I mentioned. Cool how this all works out!
I love seeing stuff trickle down to new students!
Just keep in mind that things may have changed since those were written. I know there have been a few changes since I did my grid and mnemonics.
Get this..... a couple years back I gave my grid to a fellow EC student, and then I saw her SELLING it on eBay!!
Apr 25, '12
Any new information on the CPNE?