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    Recent experiences

    Thanks!
  2. mya612

    Recent experiences

    Thanks so much! It's reassuring knowing I have so many people rooting for me. Y'all don't know how much it means to me.:)
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    Recent experiences

    Thank you! I'm accepting all of the well wishes and prayers I can get. :)
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    Recent experiences

    I'm heading to Albany, NY to test at Albany Medical Center right now as we speak. I believe I'm prepared, but I'm going up a little early to take the one - day workshop the school offers. The best advice I can give anyone is read the ENTIRE study guide. You will know what skills they expect you to have, and what skills they won't expect you to have. Then, I suggest getting a copy of Taylor's Clinical Skills textbook with the DVD. I also found the Mosby's Nursing Skills DVD to be extremely helpful. Both can be found on Amazon.
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    Recent experiences

    Within 48hrs. It took 7 months to get a CPNE test date, and that's because I took a cancellation date.
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    Recent experiences

    I took them at the same time with no issues.
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    CPNE Workshops

    Thanks for the reply :). I'm trying to decide between her online workshop and Sheri Taylor's. Sheri's workshop is less expensive ($147 instead of $199) but I would only have access for a month which is why I was looking at Tina's.
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    CPNE Workshops

    Has anyone heard of or taken the CPNE workshop through Continuing Health Education (http://www.cheducation.com)? If so, what were your thoughts? Was it effective at helping you pass the CPNE? Thanks
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    Recent experiences

    The LifeSpan exams are the hardest. I suggest taking the practice exams that accompany these and studying the rationales. I also suggest a really good NCLEX study guide with a CD so that you can make your own practice tests based on the material outlined in the Excelsior Study Guide for these exams. Regarding the CPNE - all of my paperwork was approved in February and I just got a test date the end of July for the end of September (7 months from application acceptance), and that was because I took a cancellation. If I had waited for them to assign me a date, I would've probably been testing in December (10 months from application acceptance). Good Luck!
  10. Similar to some of the comments from other posters - I used StudyGroup 101 exam study guides for all of my exams and took both practice tests that are offered for the exams. I took 10 exams from February-September of this year and I am currently doing FCCA. I only got one "C" out of all of the exams. The rest were "A's" and "B's". I reviewed the study guides to see what material I already knew, then I took practice exam A to get an idea of what my strengths and weaknesses were. I focused the bulk of my study time on my weaknesses but I also reviewed material I already knew just to make sure I was thoroughly prepared. StudyGroup101 was my go-to resource because of its brevity although I did use the recommended textbooks as a resource. I also used NCLEX study guides to quiz myself on the information paying close attention to the rationales. I really like Saunders Q&A and their regular study guide, although I also have Davis' Illustrated Study Guide and Davis' Q&A. A few days before I was scheduled to take my exam, I took practice exam B to see if there were any areas needing further attention. With both practice exams I paid close attention to the rationales for the answers. I know this post is a little wordy, but I hope it helps!
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    Great News for Excelsior Students!

    I just read the email from the school! Yayyy! I'm glad they are keeping the exam only option available to students.
  12. To poster mmc51264 - NC community colleges are ACEN (formerly NLNAC) accredited. Also have regional accreditation (SACS)
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    SO BURNT OUT

    klone, I feel you. I got my MBA in Health Care Management from WGU last year, and believe me, by the time I was finished I was burnt to a crisp! YOU CAN DO IT!!!! If I, the eternal procrastinator, can do it, YOU CAN TOO! Take a couple of days to recharge your batteries. Talk to your student mentor. Revisit the WHY of you enrolling in the program. I promise, you WILL see the light at the end of the tunnel and be so glad that you made it through to the other side.
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    FCCA's - separately or both at once?

    Me too! Nervous, but excited and ready to be done.:)
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