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Passed CEN!!

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murphyle has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency, Critical Care (CEN, CCRN).

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Exactly what it says on the title line... I took and passed the exam this morning. Nervous wreck that I was, I still did far better than I ever expected to do - 142/150!

Happy dancing right now... will be enjoying a nice dinner to celebrate tonight! :D:D:D

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JenRN30 has 10 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Endoscopy/MICU/SICU.

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Way to go!! Exciting for you!!! :D

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MissERN has 3 years experience and specializes in ED.

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Congratulations to you! Have you signed your name with CEN behind it yet?!?!

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emtb2rn has 21 years experience as a BSN, RN, EMT-B and specializes in Emergency.

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Congrats! Welcome to the club. How'd you like the survey at the end? I was pretty much "my cat's name is mittens" by then.

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classicdame is a MSN, EdD and specializes in Hospital Education Coordinator.

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Congratulations! A real achievement.

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dthfytr has 30 years experience as a ADN, LPN, RN, EMT-B, EMT-I and specializes in ER, Trauma.

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SWEET! Nice little test, huh? I call it the Trivial Pursuit of Nursing.

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murphyle has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency, Critical Care (CEN, CCRN).

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Thanks for all the support! You all are wonderful, as always - thank you. :yeah:

MissERN: No, I normally just sign (murphyle), RN, (ID #) at work. However, I do have a handful of presentations I'll be giving in the near future, and I'll be adding a few letters to the credentials in those... :D

emt2brn: The survey was highly amusing, given that A) as you said, I was in "meaningless babble mode" by that point, and the fact that the testing center had the noisiest heating system ever. I figured it wouldn't be any big deal, told the proctor "As long as it doesn't blare 'Activate Resus, adult medical, now' at me, I'll be fine" ;) - and then the thing started making this horrifying ka-BANG-clunk noise every 30 seconds, accompanied by the lights flickering. I marked them way down on "environment conducive to testing." Not doing that again, thanks!

dthfytr: ...and land on Cardiovascular Emergencies for the pie! ST-segment changes in leads II, III and AVF are indicative of which location of infarct? ;) Yes, Trivial Pursuit of Nursing is quite an apt description!

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congratulations! I'm studying to take mine as well. Any advice or study techniques you would be willing to share would be greatly appreciated. There are some questions I look at and just scratch my head and think - huh? Is that really a word or did they have Jonny Knoxville help write this book.:lol2:

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emtb2rn has 21 years experience as a BSN, RN, EMT-B and specializes in Emergency.

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Review ABGs, backwards, forwards and upside down. Mark Boswell gave some good advice on how to focus on your weak areas, that is, shoot for 70% on the discrete areas on practice tests. If you're there or above, you're set in that area. Then focus your attention on the areas where you score poorly.

Good luck.

ps: questions by Bam & Steve-O.

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Congratulations! Welcome to the club!:yeah:

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Pixie.RN has 12 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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Wow!! I thought I was rockin' it with my 137/150! LOL!! Congrats, murphyle!! How awesome. Great job!

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Medic2RN has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ER, IICU, PCU, EMS.

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Congratulations!!!:yeah:

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