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Passed the CEN exam today!

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by Pixie.RN Pixie.RN, MSN, RN (Moderator) Educator Expert Nurse

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 13 years experience.

I realize 2 years of RN experience is recommended before taking the CEN exam, but I just couldn't wait any longer! :D I've been a paramedic since 2003, and I've been working in the ED since 2005, but less than one year as an RN (my "anniversary" is in July). I took the CEN today and passed, by a comfortable margin, too. Woo hoooo! I'm so happy!!

MassED, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 15 years experience.

I realize 2 years of RN experience is recommended before taking the CEN exam, but I just couldn't wait any longer! :D I've been a paramedic since 2003, and I've been working in the ED since 2005, but less than one year as an RN (my "anniversary" is in July). I took the CEN today and passed, by a comfortable margin, too. Woo hoooo! I'm so happy!!

:yeah: so how was it? That's on my list to do (within a year). Congratulations!!!!! Does your facility pay you more for that cert?

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 13 years experience.

I get a "bolus of cash." :D It was about what I expected -- I took the ENA practice exam (the 150-question one), and the flavor was similar. I actually did a little better on the real thing! :)

RedSox33RN

Specializes in Emergency Dept, M/S.

Congratulations!!

That is on my list within the next year or two.

MassED, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 15 years experience.

that's great you are compensated. That is not done where I work - for any certification, not even having your BSN. That is important - and an important consideration when I move to my next job.

erlissy

Specializes in ER.

Congrats Lunah! My boss is already trying to get me to take the CEN! I told her to please let me focus on the CPNE first!!

C-DIFF PHIL RN

Specializes in icu/er ccrn.

good deal...i have sort of been studying prn on the side..what material did you use as your main study material.

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 13 years experience.

good deal...i have sort of been studying prn on the side..what material did you use as your main study material.

I had a bunch of stuff ... borrowed some MedEd audio CDs from a coworker -- there are 14 CDs in the set, very comprehensive. I also listened to the Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio CDs (imagine CEN review taught by Fran Drescher of "The Nanny" ... seriously, that's what she sounds like, and she is HILARIOUS). I also did a lot of sample questions from the Lippincott Q&A book, too. Plus I just did an ER fellowship in October-December of this past year, and we did a lot of ENA-developed online learning modules and readings from the Sheehy book, so that was a very solid foundation.

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 13 years experience.

that's great you are compensated. That is not done where I work - for any certification, not even having your BSN. That is important - and an important consideration when I move to my next job.

I don't think I'll get anything for completing my BSN (I'm working on it), but it's more just for me than anything right now. :) I thought it would be somewhat silly to have three Associates degrees (AKA my "Masters in Indecision"), and no Bachelors degree of any kind. LOL

emtb2rn, BSN, RN, EMT-B

Specializes in Emergency. Has 21 years experience.

Congrats!!

Like c-diff phil, I've been kinda studying. How much time did you actually put into studying before taking the exam?

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 13 years experience.

Like c-diff phil, I've been kinda studying. How much time did you actually put into studying before taking the exam?

On and off over the last couple of months.

donsterRN, ASN, BSN

Specializes in Cardiac Care. Has 10 years experience.

Very, very cool, my friend!

Congratulations! :yeah::yeah::yeah:

Congrats Lunah! My boss is already trying to get me to take the CEN! I told her to please let me focus on the CPNE first!!

AMEN!!!!!!!:redbeathe

:yeah:

I realize 2 years of RN experience is recommended before taking the CEN exam, but I just couldn't wait any longer! :D I've been a paramedic since 2003, and I've been working in the ED since 2005, but less than one year as an RN (my "anniversary" is in July). I took the CEN today and passed, by a comfortable margin, too. Woo hoooo! I'm so happy!!

:yeah::yeah::yeah:Wow!!!!!! Congrats.... What an accomplishment!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU Rock...... Paramedic to EC ADN( tough).. and now this. Pretty soon we will call you DR. Lunah... Take care and congrats again.:yeah::yeah::yeah::loveya: Are you doing BSN through EC?? Just wondering... I hope I have the right person.... almost positive, but if not apologies in ADVANCE. (about Excelsior College's RN program)

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 13 years experience.

Dr. Lunah? NEVER! :D

Yeah, it's me. But I'm doing my BSN through Chamberlain College -- EC was yankin' my chain about accepting my statistics credit (they wouldn't tell me if they'd accept it until I paid my enrollment fee -- ummmm, NO), so I went elsewhere.

oh.. sorry about ec.... i assume you like chamberlain?? costly$$$ ??? i meant the nurse practitioner dr... maybe acnp... well congrats again.. you deserve it big time.. take care

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