Below are various links to posts about everything from my careplans to my PCS’s in depth. Hope some of it helps, best of luck to all of you on this wild ride!
The posts include information that worked for ME, these things may not apply to you or to the current version of the study guide. Please confirm any info you find with an advisor as I would feel awful in steering you the wrong direction with any advice I offer that worked for me specifically. ALWAYS confirm info you find anywhere with an advisor, preferably on email so you have a paper trail.
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What is the CPNE?
All about what I call The Gauntlet.
Preparing for the CPNE
What I did to prepare, my notecards, the workshop, how I set up labs, etc
The careplans I used for my PCS’s and all of my AOC’s
My narrative notes and how to document using your mnemonics.
Evaluations & Rationales
My evaluations for all 3 PCS’s and examples of rationale statements.
How to remember all 23 areas of care, the mnemonics that I used.
Why I chose Sheri Taylor over Excelsior to prepare for the CPNE and what the workshop was like.
CPNE Day 1 Labs & PCS 1
My lab advice, equipment differences, what to do/not do, and my first PCS that got things off with a bang.
CPNE Day 2 PCS
Another interesting patient experience with the bionic woman and dashing down the hall to hand in my paperwork with 2 minutes to spare in the end.
CPNE Day 3
My final PCS and what it feels like to walk out with that magical letter
NCLEX & Licensure
My crazy road to finally signing that RN after my name! Including getting all 265 questions.
WGU the BSN and MSN Journey
I went on to complete my BSN and MSN through Western Governors University. Learn all about the school and my courses with tips and tricks to complete quickly.