To Lunah: Do you mix any meds or use carbo jets, or ampules for the skills test? And I'm not sure what you mean about using a stethoscope for fluid management with IVs. That is something I never learned in school. Fortunately I still have a lot of my kits left from the ADN program to practice. It doesn't sound as bad as I thought. We had to do skills tests and nail critical points as well during a given time limit. The only downside is we didn't do them all in one weekend!!! Do you remember it taking a long time in between registering for your CPNE? How long is the clinical day? I mean, do you do shifts on the hospital floor? Are you on different units on each day? I find your information to be very helpful to me. I really wanted to know this program inside and out before I committed myself to something foreign to me. The admissions counselors are telling me different things. It really peeves me that I can't speak to a nursing advisor until I am an actual student!!! However, there are 2 exams that I can take before becoming a student and I plan on doing so this summer. I want to purchase a practice exam and skim some of my material to see how I do. I really want to get through this as quickly as possible!!! They said my transcripts would take 6 weeks to transfer so I am not messing around.