Saturday, January 3, 2009

Passed!!!

As of January 2
Redden RN
Believe me, it is worth all the effort and heartache.

24 comments:

TAMU said...

Graduations for your PASS~~~~~!!!!
Kiwi RN , you ROCK ! LOL

Anonymous said...

Redden,

Congratulations and thank you for keeping this site going!

Mary

sandy said...

Chuck, I have viewed your web site for the CPNE for months. I have gotten valuable information for the CPNE. I passed this weekend at
Racine Wisconsin. I want to thank you so much for leaving that web site open even though you passed the CPNE. By the way congradulation to you for passing the CPNE.

forever grateful,

Sandy Messer

rjain said...

I am going to take my cpne exam in october in Texas Amarillo. I want to pass this time. because last time in march 2009 i took my cpne in Albany Newyork and I failed I was very nervous, so please help me so I can pass this time. thanks rita

Karen said...

I am going to be testing Oct 2nd in Plano Tx. This site is awesome, I refer to it every day. I've taken a few online courses and also the Excelsior workshop, I really want to pass this thing the first time around. Wish me luck. By the way, it was an Excelsior staff member who referred me here.
Thanks for keeping it going!

kiwi said...

Good luck in October rjain and Karen. I'll keep my fingers crossed for both of you. Please post after you pass so I can share your joy.
Congratulations Sandy!

Bruce said...

Loved your site,excellent info helped me pass,get RN.
Y'r hardcore dude!

Anonymous said...

Has anyone tested in Milwaukee, Wis. St Joseph's Hospital. I am testing there on November 13th.

justin said...

I can t thank you enough for this site! I did not take a workshop, and pretty much just studied the EC guide and your site. I just passed the CPNE today (DEC 13 2009) and owe it all to your site.
Thanks again.
v/r
Justin

John said...

Congrats on passing....I just found your site and think it's great. Thanks for keeping it going. I will be testing in a few months.....most likely in Syracuse. Has anyone tested at Syracuse or Satoga Springs? I am looking at both sites. Thanks.
John

tori said...

I was given your site to help me with the CPNE. In your opinion is it possible to pass the CPNE without going to a workshop and just learning your stuff as well as the study guide, other people etc? I test in 2 weeks and am scared to death? Any help I would love...

tori said...

I was given your site to help me with the CPNE. In your opinion is it possible to pass the CPNE without going to a workshop and just learning your stuff as well as the study guide, other people etc? I test in 2 weeks and am scared to death? Any help I would love...

cheeks said...

congratulations on passing the cpne! I passed mine valentine's weekend in madison, wi. If it were not for this site I don't believe I would've passed. Now I just have to get through the boards!Thank you for keeping this site going!

Anonymous said...

Kiwi
Thanks for keeping the site open. I take my CPNE in May14-16. Your tips, even the mistakes are really helping.
Angela

terri said...

Thanks for your website, I failed the CPNE twice. The first time I failed the wound. The second time I failed the care plan rational X2 I took EC workshop a few weeks ago and was directed to your web site by EC. They made it seem so simple at the workshop. They seemed to help me focus on what they wanted. I was still trying to do things the way I have done in the facility I have worked in for 20 years. I realize now I just need to learn how they want things done, which is not wrong, just different than what I am used ro doing. I test in Aug. Wish me luck. I feel alot more prepared, but still scared since it is my last chance.

terri said...

please send any comment that may help me to my gmail.

terri said...

Thanks again for your website. Testing in Aug. Wish me luck. Took EC workshop. I feel more prepared but still scared.

kiwi said...

Terri I don't have your gmail address so hopefully you'll see this here.

The CPNE one of he most frightening experiences and I think of and the most important thing, I believe is to relax. I used to race motorcycles and did more than my share of crashing, and it usually resulted in broken bones and very painful injuries. Eventually I learned that relaxing at a time when it looks like something incredibly bad is about to happen allowed me to walk away from 100 mph + crashes. I think the CPNE is the same way. On my second attempt I failed the first PCS. I was very unsure of myself and constantly looking for approval from the tester. I did not look like a confident Nurse in charge of the situation. After that failure I was at first devastated but quickly realized I had nothing to lose. I reminded myself that failure here did not mean the end of my life and it would be something I could overcome. So I went into the next one with the attitude that I was going to take charge and whatever happens, happens. I passed that one. The only difference was confidence. On the next one on Sunday I received the dreaded nightmare PCS. Again I reminded myself that there was nothing to lose and took charge, I told the tester what I was going to do and when, prioritized, told her what I needed and passed it. After that attitudes toward me changed. Instead of a shaky, fearful and unsure student I now presented as a confident Nurse. Of course you have to be prepared and know your stuff. Realize that no matter what this does not define you. It can only cause suffering if you allow it. Best of luck. I'll keep you in my thoughts. Redden

terri said...

Thanks sfor your words of encouragement. Even though I feel scared I believe I can do this. I have started submitting documentation and care plans to the message board for review and have make a commitment to myself to focus on the task ahead. It really does help to hear that others feel and know the stress you have felt in similar situation. I guess one of the hardess things to face was going back to work and coworkers knowing I failed. But like you in a way I was so defastated, butknew it was not the end of the world. So I picked myself up after crying for a few hours and knew that would not change anything. I have put so much of my time and myself into this to let it bring me down. I want this more than ever now. Just continue to pray that I can stay focused and calm. Thanks again thanks for your words of experience. I needed that. Terri

Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping this going. I just Passed my CPNE in Lawrenceville, GA. Much of what you have published here was of great use to me, I reviewed your PCS' and documentation and used your mneumonics. Great help!!
Believe in yourself and be prepared. Thanks again.
Faith in Fl.

valerie said...

what study sites are everyone talking about?

valerie said...

just wondering what sites everyone has been using to study for the cpne!

Anonymous said...

Well, I'm studying for my CPNE. Just trying to see what others are doing to pass it. I came across this site on allnurses.com so I'm going to check it out to see what it's all about. Thanx in advance.

Anonymous said...

Hi I'm Sandra and I was referred to your workshop by a friend that took your workshop and passed her exam. I would like to get all the current information I can on your site. 3-14-14. I will look forward to attending Houston, Texas

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