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7:03pm 08-28-2016
Kathy LaVan

Location

Oil City, Pennsylvania

MyEmail

afrmoneymatters@gmail.com
Best review course out there!!! I took your class in April 2008 and passed the CPNE on my third attempt in June 2008. I now have my masters in nursing and am looking into doctorate programs! Thank you!
8:29am 08-08-2016

Location

crossville

MyEmail

kathyfox2121@gmail.com
tina care plan classes is great lots of info. explained well. everything has been good. thanks tina...
8:21pm 08-04-2016

Location

Arizona

MyEmail

deborahdash@yahoo.com
I was ready to take my CPNE. There was so much study information I was not able to put it all together and make sense of it. Someone told me about Tina's Boot camp. I signed up. Tina's class was everything I hoped it would be and more. She broke down every detail of the exam. How to write out the care plans and the review of systems in order. How to the four lab stations. Everything. By the time I left that class, I knew I was on the right track. I studied as much as I could. Memorized all the mnemonics. Moreover, practiced on all my friends. When I did fly across the country to take this exam, there was eight other students. 3 of them where repeats. One student was taking this test for the 4th time. The other two were taking it for the 2nd time. I was the only student to pass my lab section on the first night. By Saturday 2 failed. By Sunday me and the man who was taking it for the 4th time were the only ones I saw who pasted. I know the reason I passed as well as I did was that I knew what needed to be done. That was in 2009 when the exam was only $2,000. With the air fare, hotel, car rental, food and time off from work that one test cost me about $4,000. Tina's class was a small price to pay for helping me become an RN. Thank you, Tina!
9:25pm 04-24-2016
Nicole Davison

Location

Fiarfax Virginia / Northern Virginia / DC / Maryland

MyEmail

nicoledavison1968@yahoo.com
Tina's CPNE workshop is invaluable . She gives you a login and there are soo many videos that are free. Yesterday I did a live video web chat thing with her and 5 other students , LIVE. We read patient scenarios and then she wrote a care plan and she went through the thought process as she wrote them ..We got to ask her questions through a microphone and it was life changing. I now at least have the confidence to know that I can pass the CPNE. The class was 9 hours long .It lasted from 10am - 7pm and we stopped for lunch and breaks. She basically did a powerpoint presentation that we all " SAT -IN " on live ..She encouraged us to ask questions, she asked for our cell phone so we could resume ..This lady is amazing . I am so extremely lucky , blessed , whatever to have come across TINA'S CPNE workshop , because I am from DC/Northern VA area and there are no in person workshops I can attend, bc they are either on the west coast or in Atlanta. I would recommend this to anyone studying for the CPNE.I dont have a date yet but i am confident that I will rock this test . I can't believe she gave me a login and password and I was able to access all these free videos with worksheets, mnemonics, skills stuff ABSOLUTELY FREE. THe only thing I had to do for the live Webinars, live chats, Im not sure what you cal them was download an app called ZOOM. She sent me a link in an email and I clicked on it and I had to download an app called ZOOM and then I was done. I sat in the library all day writing /copying care plans from scenarios, and when I was done I actually wrote 23 care plans ( I'm GONNA be an RN!!!!) . The hardest part of the CPNE , to me , is the PCS not the skills workshop ( BTW she has free videos on her site , along with areas of care , critical elements). She shows you step by step what to do , in the 1.5 hours by first looking at kardex, writing a grid and then highlighting things before seeing the pt ..If anyone out there is studying for the CPNE , I would highly recommend Tina's CPNE. SHe's not in it for the money. Why would she give me a free login and password when she could charge me; to actually sit -in on a live webinar where there are only 4 students where I can ask her questions is INVALUABLE to me, where she tells me this is right and that is wrong and why, to me is truly a miracle. Hands- down, this is the best 50 dollars I have spent in my entire life. When the Library closed on the east coast , she asked us to take a 20 minute break so she could give her twins some strawberries, and when I got to Starbucks she was back . This lady has a heart of gold, holds two master's degrees and is true gem.
10:58am 03-17-2016
Justin

Location

Dallas, TX
I am the 3rd person in my family and the 5th overall including friends to have had the pleasure of working with Tina. I can honestly say she is very dedicated and honest when it comes to helping you pass the CPNE. First I viewed all the online videos which were a huge help. For me, the videos tied everything together. Trying to read that study guide and make sense of it is very overwhelming. Tina touches every area of the study guide in great detail in her videos. I liked how the videos were broken down in small segments, which made it easier to stay on track and pick up where you left off. Tina also provides specific printable documents that you will need and has them correlated with the videos. This made it easy rather than searching through the study guide for specific pages to print. I attended a live workshop through the ZOOM application which was great. It allowed me to ask questions 1 on 1 and also discuss as a group with other classmates. Tina knew I had a mock station for my labs set up and asked if I would perform each lab. This was great because I got instant feedback and critique. Through the ZOOM class we were able to go over many care plans and discuss as a class. I think we did 40+ care plans for all types of situations. This really helped me out because I was not confident with my care-planning, and afterwards I felt much better and was able to come up with a plan quickly with very little info. In the CPNE world, you may only get a few patient details, and may not even get to speak to the primary nurse, so being able to write a care plan on the fly is crucial. I also went to California for her workshop which was amazing. I needed refinement and that's what I got. I went through the labs at least a dozen times each daily. We went over care plans and did mock PCS's. Tina knows the study guide and what is expected from Excelsior like the back of her hand and was able to critique everything I did or didn't do. I passed in Queens with no repeats the first time just like my friends and family did. I know that without Tina's help and guidance I would have been lost. Being able to control your nerves in the CPNE is a major factor for passing this exam. Tina helped me find my confidence and made sure I knew everything top to bottom. She went out of her way taking time away from her family to make sure I passed this exam and I am forever grateful. Follow her mnemonics, watch the videos, do the ZOOM online class, and attend a workshop if you can and you will be prepared to pass. I highly recommend her to anyone preparing for the CPNE, you will not be disappointed. Good luck to everyone and thank you Tina!!!
8:49am 03-12-2016
Colleen

Location

Hawaii

MyEmail

ctanaka1514@gmail.com
CPNE = Care Plans Need Explaining!
And that's exactly what Tina does! If you are serious about passing CPNE the first time, you MUST take advantage of ALL that Tina offers!! Utilizing all the info on Tina's online workshop AND attending her in-person workshop gave me all the tools I needed to pass the skills and the PCS's my first time through. I couldn't have done it without her and remain forever grateful!
8:50pm 02-20-2016
Debby

Location

Alaska
I spent A LOT of time watching Tina's videos. They are very helpful and provided insight into many questions I had there were not answered through other means. I had many sleepless nights worrying about the CPNE, Tina filled that sleepless void with an abundance of information and in the end, I passed the CPNE on the first attempt. I had to repeat 1 lab, IV push because I didn't palpate the site, (I was Sooo focused on making sure I aspirated that I just forgot). Passed the next day! Had to repeat my first pcs due to not documenting output, again no biggie...made it up the next day. I'm not telling you this to make you nervous but for you to learn, focus is key! Tina provides you with the tools to be successful. Happy Studying!
7:27pm 02-10-2016

Location

Michigan
When I first applied for my CPNE, I did Tina's online workshop, but I soon discovered I wasn't really into studying at the time. Tina and I talked a few times on the phone. She tried to give me motivation. We emailed a couple of times and then I stopped studying completely for a few months. I ended up taking a cancellation date with only knowing my mnemonics, none of my labs, and only one month until I tested. I called Tina and told her what I got myself into. She said "you're going to come here to California and I will spend the weekend one on one going over everything with you". She took 4 days away from her family to spend sun up until sun down getting me prepared.
I know for a fact that if it wasn't for Tina I wouldn't have passed. The extra things she taught me is what saved me from failing. She taught me how to be organized, strategical, and a prudent nurse. I think once the CEs saw those qualities in me, they trusted me a little more and respected me, which help me talk to them about what my thoughts were on the care I was providing. I passed everything without any repeats. Two of the CEs and the CA said I did excellent and my documentation was awesome.
I don't know what made Tina decide to help me like she did, but I will forever be grateful.
1:26am 02-06-2016

Location

Oahu, Hawaii

MyEmail

rwolf34@hotmail.com
I completed Tina’s online video course followed by her 4 day workshop in January 2016. All I can say is that I learned more in 5 hours with her than in 6 weeks of self-study with the Excelsior format. I learned what my weaknesses were through hands on PCS documenting, CPNE scenarios and skills station testing. The most important aspect of the 4 day workshop was not only the volume of learning opportunities, but the immediate feedback. All of the doubts and stress I had have been eliminated and I look forward to my test date with confidence. Do yourself a favor and take advantage of this indispensable resource.
Thanks Tina!!!

R. Wolf, Paramedic, EMD, ED Tech, and soon to be RN";
8:58pm 02-03-2016

Location

OR

MyEmail

kelsey_gray2@aol.com
Tina's workshop was recommended to me by two friends who were successful in passing the CPNE on first attempt. I attended Tina's workshop in December 2015 and would highly recommend her class to those preparing for the CPNE. Tina's workshop provides an excellent hands on practice of the lab stations, showing you how to practice and develop your skills! She takes the stress out of care planning and guides you in understanding the study guide with her mnemonics. Tina is very passionate in helping students be successful at the CPNE. I hope to continue to use the knowledge and guidance that she has given me from the workshop in preparation to pass my CPNE and become an RN!
6:58pm 01-29-2016

Location

PA

MyEmail

Wdaugherty07@gmail.com
I took Tina's online workshop. The videos are broke down by section. They are very informative. Tina's workshop helped to give me confidence during the CPNE. She was able to remind me that the CEs and CA are people like the rest of us, and they want you to pass, and that you have a voice too. I highly recommend doing any workshop with Tina. I took my 1st CPNE December 2015 and passed!
6:35pm 08-25-2015

Location

Ann Arbor, Michigan

MyEmail

cajetan.kimfon@waldenu.edu
I took and passed the CPNE in 09/17/2010. Thanks to Tina. It was at Tina’s workshop that I learned to use the nursing mnemonics. These mnemonics came in handy during the clinical exams. Tina’s workshop was well organized, structured and comprehensive. All students felt welcomed. The friendly environment enabled the smooth transition process from nursing student to eventually obtaining an MSN degree and becoming a Nurse Educator.

In 2010, I passed my CPNE, and moved on to become an RN, BSN, and worked as a telemetry nurse in one of the biggest Hospitals in my Michigan. I eventually moved on to obtain my Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN), as a Nurse Educator. I am currently in a Medical School student, working on my Medical degree to becoming a physician.

Signing up for Tina’s Workshop was the best decision I ever made. The workshop provided the vision I needed to succeed. Tina instilled the drive and inspiration students needed to achieve our dreams. Thank you Tina! For your service towards all students with dreams to becoming nurses.

Tina's CPNE worship is worth the time and money !!!

C.J. Kimfon, RN BSN MBA, MSN, Nurse Educator.";
6:10pm 08-17-2015

Location

Oil City, Pennsylvania

MyEmail

afrmoneymatters@gmail.com
I took Tina's workshop in April of 2008 and then completed the CPNE on June 8, 2008. This was my third attempt, and I passed with NO repeats. Tina's workshop is well worth the money! Her test taking techniques and mnemonics are great. I highly recommend this workshop! I now have my Masters' degree in Nursing and owe it all to Tina. I am so glad that she is conducting the workshop again! Kathy LaVan, RN, MSN
2:49pm 08-02-2015

Location

Fayetteville AR

MyEmail

nrsharx@hotmail.com
I took Tina's CPNE prep class in 2009 and passed with flying colors-I could not have done it without her! She gave me the confidence and skills which prepared me for the CPNE. Since Tina's class, I have finished my MSN with a focus on Health Care Systems Management. I have to thank her for what I have become!
5:44pm 07-18-2015

Location

Las Vegas, NV

MyEmail

scottinlv@yahoo.com
I took Tina's workshop in San Jose back in 2007 and did the CPNE in Racine, Wisconsin, a few days later. That first night in Racine, I could look around the room and see that about half of the folks there were varying degrees of unready. I was still nervous but I knew for a fact that I was well prepared. I sailed through it, passing the lab and each patient scenario the first time.

The bottom line is that the CPNE is very possible and doesn't have to be terrifying. For me, Tina took enough of the angst out of the CPNE to make it possible. If you prepare properly, it's just a test. The stress is the same as any other test as long as you've spent the time and put in the work to make sure you're ready. Here's the deal. The Excelsior examiners have a limited time to assess your skills and judgment, and a daunting responsibility to make sure that you are competent at the level of an ADN new grad. They don't want to fail you, but they are not about to hand a degree to someone who cannot function at the level of a new registered nurse.

For me, Tina's workshop made the CPNE possible. She did an excellent job at explaining what the examiners wanted and how to present it to them in an organized and timely way. Care planning was my nightmare. Tina took us through care plans, simplified the process, and I practiced care plans until I wanted to throw up. The mnemonics and grid were the easiest part for me because it was memorization. I spent a couple of weeks writing them over and over again before the workshop so I wouldn't waste time memorizing when I should be learning. When it came to the lab skills, I practiced them until I could just about do them in my sleep. I took the approach that my hands needed to be able to do the skill even if my brain turned to mush during the test. It worked. The point is, clean out your ears, LISTEN, and do what Tina tells you to focus on. Spend the time. Do the work. Then do some more. Don't let your fears get in your way and don't get cocky. You can do this. Finally, spend time running through full patient care scenarios with an actual person. It's different when you have a live human being sitting there staring at you. You will need to practice that.

Life after Excelsior: I had been an LVN/LPN for 13 years. I passed the boards and received my RN license in NV in 2007. At first I remained with my home health job. It took a few months but I was able to get into one of the hospitals here in Las Vegas. I trained for IMC and worked in the float pool for the first two years, after which I took the hospital's ICU course and upgraded to critical care. As of this writing I've been an ER nurse for the past four years. Having an Excelsior ADN instead of a traditional program was never an issue and certainly did not slow me down.

Upgrading from LPN to RN is a life changing experience. I don't know that I could have taken the time out to finish the ADN in a traditional program. I am grateful to Tina for making it possible. Thank you, Tina!
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