I am currently enrolled in the Excelsior online nursing program. I am scheduled to take the often dreaded CPNE sometime Jan 2015. An anxious, worrying and stressed ball of person I am! I am looking for advice, guidance and maybe postive vibes on anyone that has went through the online program and/or the CPNE. I want to do well and I want to go through the CPNE only one time; though I hear the pass rate is nothing to brag about! As a little background info, I was enrolled in a 4 year BSN program and got all the way to the end! And then my world came to a screeching halt when I did not pass one of my last test and due to their grade structure, you can only fail one nursing class and this fail was my second. It was my fault for not doing what I should have done...give more effort. Though there were other nuring classes I took and did really well. So I come into the online program feeling defeated and it has been an ongoing process since 2010. And I have finally come to the CPNE/clinical weekend that is supposed to be passed with 100% perfection. Any advice, help, guidance and such that can be given would be much appreciated. I have allowed myself (I know I should not have) to view some negative information on the CPNE so a balance is needed.