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Post CPNRE Predictor Test by Meggan Nanton, student # 0260365

Post CPNRE Predictor Test Reflection


First of all I would like to emphasize how helpful it was for me to
write the CPNRE predictor test as it assisted me to gauge what areas of the actual exam I need
to focus on. Within this exam there are 6 categories that the CPRNE focus on namely
Professional, Legal and Ethical Practice, Foundational Practice, Collaborative Practice,
Knowledge and Comprehension, Applications and Critical Thinking. Furthermore while all 6
areas are equally important to evaluate whether one will be an effective nurse, I realize after
receiving my results that I need to improve in the areas of Professional Ethical and Legal
Practice, Knowledge and Comprehension, and Application of Nursing Practice.
For one I thought I would achieve 100% in the Professional Ethical and Legal area of
practice however I only scored 61% in this area. Therefore I plan on improving in this area by
revisiting the textbook Andersons Nursing Leadership, Management and Professional Practice
for the LPN/ LVN by Tamara R. Dahlkemper, as well as consulting the Alberta Health Service
(AHS), the Canadian Council of Practical Nurse Regulators (CCPNR), and the College of
Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNR) websites. Furthermore I will spend one hour each
night making flash cards as I have discovered I am both a visual and kinesthetic learner and
writing flash cards along with drawing pictures or diagrams will facilitate this need as cited in
the article Tips and Advice for your Studying Success, by Joe McCue.
Secondly I need to spend more time on the Knowledge and Comprehension aspects of my
studies as although I scored better than I anticipated in this area, it was still one of my lower
marks on this test at 60% on this part of the CPNRE predictor test. Therefore I plan to make

Post CPNRE Predictor Test by Meggan Nanton, student # 0260365

flashcards based on the areas I failed to review such as Pharmacology, Pathology, Maternity and
Medical Surgical Nursing and will include pictures in this review as I have a photographic
memory. I also plan on practicing specific nursing skills related to wound care, catheterization
and colostomy changes to enhance my kinesthetic learning.
Thirdly I did not fare well on the Application, section of the of the CPNRE exam and
therefore intend on spending an hour a day taking notes on nursing procedures using the
Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing by Potter and Perry (2010), as a tool. I also plan on bettering
my Application mark on the test through the use of watching Mosby videos on practical nursing
skills and perhaps Alberta Health Service Videos as well.
To conclude, I feel writing the CPNRE predictor test and reflecting on how exactly I am
going to improve my mark will help me not only on the actual exam but also in everyday nursing
practice. I honestly found this exercise to be a helpful one and hope you continue to do this
assignment with students in the future.

Post CPNRE Predictor Test by Meggan Nanton, student # 0260365

References
McCue, J. (2009). Tips and advice for your studying success. Massage Magazine, (158), 68.