Originally posted by mona b
I think you will find that alot of people will try to talk down learning nursing independently.
I attended the EC CPNE workshop prior to my exam. I had been studying and practicing for months before that. I too had a few unprepared "students" in my workshop which I feel took away from those who were prepared to fine tune their skills and clarify any issues R/T the exam. I actually had unprepared students on my weekend (both of who were NOT successful). In the lobby the AM of the test one student stated loudly, "Im gonna FAIL" I stayed far away from her that W/E !!!
To get the most out of workshop you need to be pretty much ready for the exam, know the content of the exam, have the critical elements memorized, and know how to write the care plans
To top it off a blinding snowstorm hit Albany and the 2 day workshop was condensed into one day. They offered us the "skills" workshop for a discount but off the record told my study buddy and myself that we really didnt need it. We were both LPN's for many years and had really really prepared for the exam. We were READY
It was a shot of confidence to hear from "them" that I was ready.
I wound up passing without repeating either a lab or a PCS. I did have a workshop of my own set up at home, I confiscated supplies and practiced the lab stations repeatedly until I could do them in almost a robot like state !!! At the IVPB station the instructor said he thought I made record time in hanging that med
I wouldnt want to do THAT exam more than once so I was very glad to pass it the first time. Be prepared would be my best advice practice practice and practice. We did practice PCS's online and sent them to each other for reveiw. Know how to right and revise care plans.
Most of all tune out the nay-sayers, my coworkers talked behind my back that it wasnt a "real" degree. Dont feed into negativity at all there is no room for it
Its not an easy exam but doable with right practice, prep and stress management !!
I would say to take the EC workshop over a third party one only because you can have all your questions clarified right then and there from the horses mouth so to speak.........
PM or EM (debRNo1@aol.com)
me if you need any help or have any questions.
EC grad 2001