School of Nursing: CPNE®
CPNE Learning Resources
The Associate Degree in Nursing program offers learning resources to assist CPNE eligible students in their preparation to take the CPNE. Listed below are the resources with a brief synopsis. Detailed information and links are provided to CPNE eligible students by selecting the Enter the CPNE Portal button on the left side of this page.
Learning Resources - no additional fee
Associate Degree in Nursing students have the opportunity to interact academically and socially with fellow students (login required).
The Nursing Faculty for the Associate Degree in Nursing program are available to speak with CPNE eligible students to assist in the development of a study plan, answer questions related to the CPNE content and process, and review plans of care and area of care for the documentation PCS practice scenarios. The content calls are based on availability and are 30 minutes in length.
The CPNE Study Guide, in CD format, is sent to students when CPNE eligibility requirements are met. The CPNE Study Guide is also available on the web, in a PDF format (login required).
Enrolled students have access to Excelsior College's online library and library assistance (login required).
Students enrolled in the Associate Degree in Nursing Program may email CPNE related questions and an Associate Degree in Nursing Faculty member will provide a response (login required).
CPNE eligible students will have access to practice scenarios they can submit for review or discuss with an Associate Degree in Nursing Faculty member (login required).
Tutorials are provided at no additional cost to students in the Associate Degree in Nursing Program. The Critical Thinking and Nursing Process tutorial is provided to all enrolled Associate Degree in Nursing students and Navigating the CPNE tutorial is provided to all CPNE eligible students. The tutorials are presented through Excelsior College's Learning Management System.
Learning Resources – fee for service
CPNE related online conferences are available, for a fee, to assist students in preparing for the CPNE. They are available only to CPNE eligible students.
CPNE eligible students may purchase study materials that include flash cards (hard copy and audio), CPNE orientation video/workbook or the Skills Kit.
The one day workshop focuses on the skills the student performs during the CPNE. It is available to only to the CPNE eligible student. A fee is associated with the workshop.
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