We are so excited that you’ve chosen to let us help you pass the CPNE. On this page you’ll find everything you need to know about what to do before your workshop, what to expect during your workshop and what you’ll be doing after it. We suggest you bookmark this page for future reference.
Come to the workshop well rested and ready for an intense but fun weekend. We know you’re going to love it. If you have any questions or need anything at all, please let us know. We’re standing by to help.
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Before Your Workshop
Join. One of the first things you will want to do is join our private facebook group where you’ll be able to start posting questions and connect with other students. The group is exclusively for ATL Clinical Workshop members (that’s you!) and it is by invitation only so approval into the group may take up to 48 hours.
Read. Before attending your workshop with us, we require that you read the EC CPNE Study Guide all the way though at least once. Don’t worry if you feel overwhelmed with the amount of information or if you don’t understand everything. You won’t be the only one feeling like that but we promise that after your first day of the workshop things will start clicking. You’ll want to use the skills assessment tool in the EC study guide in “Appendix J” to see where your weakness may be. Be sure sure you also have a working knowledge of things like critical elements, clinical decision making and the nursing process. (AAPIE or ADPIE)
Print. Print out a copy of your EC study guide. Not only will it help you break it down by creating tabs but we also ask you to bring it with you to your workshop for referencing.
Watch. Below are some videos that we recommend you watch before attending the workshop.
Beginning Your Studies. Breaking down the intense 500 page study guide will help you in the beginning not feel so overwhelmed with all of the content. It is very important that you are at least familiar with the terminology surrounding your clinical weekend. Organization is a huge step toward success during your clinicals and not just while you are there but organization begins at home. Both of these videos will assist you in lessening your stress and anxiety when beginning your studies at home.
Grid Basics. This is another organizational tool to use when testing. This video will help you understand what a GRID is and how to apply it with each patient care situation so you can stay focused on the task at hand. Not to mention, it simplifies writing careplans too!
Nursing Diagnostic Statement. Understanding your Nursing Diagnostic Statement will aid in the formulation of your careplans. The Diagnostic statement comes at the very end of each patient care situation with the evaluation however, you need to be putting it all together during your planning phase to better plan for the care you are going to provide and the outcome you wish for your patient to achieve.
What You Get
CPNE Study Hacks
By now you should have received your PDF copy of our CPNE Study Hacks. It has been sent to the email address you used to reserve your seat for the workshop. If you haven't received it please check your spam box. If you don’t see it spam please you can download another copy here.
CPNE Study Guide and CPNE Supplemental Handbook
You will receive a hard-copy of our CPNE Study Guide and CPNE Supplemental Handbook on the first day of your workshop.
Careplan Crash Course
After your workshop you will receive our Careplan Crash Course via email. If you weren’t sick of writing a ton of careplans during your workshop you will be after this! You’ll get 30 careplans that you will do and submit back to us for grading.
At Your Workshop
What to Wear
We ask that all students wear scrubs and comfortable shoes. No specific color is required.
What To Bring
All your supplies for hands-on practice are provided during the workshop. The only things we ask you to bring are,
- A printed out copy of your EC Study Guide for reference
- A copy of the Mosby’s Guide to Nursing Diagnosis (5th edition.)
- A pen and paper for taking notes
- A nonprogrammable calculator
- A watch with a second hand
After Your Workshop
Not only will you continue to receive ongoing support from us all the way until you pass, you’ll also get 45 careplans that you’ll do and submit back for grading. There’s a reason everyone calls Sheri Taylor the Careplan Queen. Get ready to have your careplans torn apart. (We call it tough love.) Though you can be sure that by the time you go to test you’ll be a careplan genius. We have never had anyone fail the CPNE based on careplans and neither will you. Careplan Crash Course homework should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When and Where
Your workshop will be held at 4470 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Ste 340, Atlanta GA 30338. (See directions below.) The workshop will run from 9am to 5pm, Friday through Sunday of your chosen workshop weekend.
The physical address to the workshop is 4470 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, STE 340, Atlanta, GA 30338 however follow these directions carefully because we are not physically on Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.
Coming from the Airport via MARTA: Take the north line Marta train from the airport to the Dunwoody train station. Once you are there just call the hotel at 770-455-4446 and they'll come pick you up.
Coming from the Airport via car: Take I85 North to I75/85 North. Continue on to I85 North to GA 400. Take I285 East to Exit 30. Turn left at the ramp. Turn left into the Georgetown shopping complex, located just on the other side of the overpass.
Coming on I-285 East: Take Exit 30, Turn left at the ramp. (If you look to the left when you’re on the ramp you will see our building. It’s the one next to the billboard.) Turn left into the Georgetown shopping complex, located just on the other side of the overpass.
Coming on I-285 West: Take Exit 30, Go straight on the access road. Turn right at the third traffic light on to Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. Take an immediate left into the Georgetown shopping complex.
Once you are in the George Town Shopping complex go all the way to the back, left end of the complex towards the Physical Therapy. Go behind the Physical Therapy. The George Town Building is a five floor building on your left, number 4470. You can park in the guest parking across the street. We are located in the 3rd floor, suite 340.
Sonesta ES Suites
1901 Savoy Drive, Atlanta, GA 30338
(Download PDF flier)
ATL Clinical Workshop Discount Codes:
CPNE Workshop- Queen Suite $94 per night
CPNE Workshop- King Suite $97 per night
CPNE Workshop- Double Suite $126 per night
The hotel we suggest you stay at is the Residence Inn by Marriott. Each room has a fully equipped kitchen, a 37” flat screen TV and they provide a free grocery shopping service, a free breakfast buffet, and a free shuttle to and from the workshop. They will even pick you up from the Marta (train) station if you’re not planning on renting a car.
When calling to make your reservation be sure to mention the ATL Clinical Workshop student discount codes listed above. Be sure you are speaking to the front desk at the Dunwoody location. Sometimes if the phone is not answered it rolls over to the national booking line, in which case they will not be aware of the discounted rate for our students. Our deal with the hotel is only for the Residence Inn by Marriott on Savoy Drive so make sure you are speaking with them directly.
If you plan to share a room with someone, keep in mind that the two bedroom suite is loft style. The downstairs room has a bedroom door but the upstairs room is open to the living room downstairs. There is still plenty or privacy and two bathrooms though.
Also be sure not to wait until the last minute to book your hotel room. If there are conferences going on in the area it’s possible the hotel will book up closer to the workshop date.
All these restaurants are within a half mile of the workshop and hotel. Most of which are a short walk from either. Our recommended hotel also offers a complimentary grocery shopping service where you can give them a list of what you’d like and they will stock it in your fully equipped kitchen while you’re at the workshop. The grocery store (Kroger) is also less than a 5 minute walk from the workshop if you prefer to do it yourself. Bon appetit!
See You In Atlanta
Again, thank you for choosing ATL Clinical Workshop. We hope we’ve given you everything you need to know to prepare for your upcoming workshop. If there is anything you need before your workshop or there’s a question we haven’t answered on this page, please give us a call. In the meantime, just keep taking the CPNE one day at a time. Don’t sweat it. We’re going to get you through it.
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Disclaimer: ATL Clinical Workshop is a private training company and is not affiliated with Excelsior College. The purpose of our workshops is to prepare EC students to pass the CPNE and no college credit will be earned for attending either our online or hands-on workshop.
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