Quote from yvonnemuse
Anything that students can share at best are generalities as there are several versions for each Excelsior exam. I think helping each other is admirable. in the end everyone has to pull their own weight. I will taking the CPNE in 3 months and believe me any tidbits of encouragement or person willing to critique my so far novice care plans is gold in my eyes. I do not want to be just a test passer. I will be an RN.
You are singing to the choir. For the entirety of the 3 months it took me to complete all seven exams, through the CPNE, past graduation and continuing today, I have been a moderator of the nontradnurses group, have personally tutored other students locally (in their homes, most recently for free), have been available by phone (and have been called upon) for exams and the CPNE both. Most people don't bother doing anything except for themselves.
Helping people is not telling them what was on your exam. Helping people, particularly in the case of the Excelsior nursing program, is about pointing them in the direction of where they can learn.
Nowhere in anything I will have written or will write in the future is about "passing." It's about "learning."
Think of helping as the difference between "teaching a man to fish" as opposed to "giving a man a fish." As the old saying goes, the first way feeds him for a lifetime, the second only for a meal.
Just wanted to clarify where I stand.