I agree with many of the previous post. This program is not for everyone but with ALOT of EFFORT and TIME, you CAN PASS! I put alot into my success in the CPNE. I read the manual, took a workshop, did a few online workshops, bought every CD on the CPNE I could find and I practiced day in and day out. It was a total out of body experience but I passed. I took it one task and one PCS at a time. I UNDERSTOOD the CPNE process. Many who fail do not understand the process. I thank GOD for EC program. There is not a day that doesn't go by that I do not incoporate the 20 minute check and the other critical elements in my nursing care. The CPNE is very critical for eveyday nursing. Anyone who is considering the program should evaluate your strengths and weaknesses and give the program 110%. You don't have to have alot of experience. I did the program in 12 months fresh out of LPN school. If your dedicated to the program and control your anxiety, your will pass!
PS. I stayed away from all the negative comments about EC. Your mind is a powerful thing. If you put negative things in, it will consume you.