Hello my Virtual Workshop Tribe Member! We are going to have a GREAT weekend and make SURE that you are READY for your CPNE. I just want to make sure you go over the following checklist to make sure you are prepared and ready for this extremely important event:

Make Sure You Have the Following BEFORE Your Virtual Workshop

  • 22nd Edition Study Manual Companion printed out or in hard cover
  • Nursing Diagnosis Handbook
  • Dummy set up and ready to go for your PCS's
  • Lab Sim Supplies (you can find the complete list in Chapter 2: Supplies)
  • Blank pieces of paper for your GRIDS
  • Tripod for your smartphone (if you don't have this contact Rob ASAP!!!!)
  • The ability to do the Lab Sims and AOC's (you don't have to be PERFECT but you should have a working knowledge. This workshop is to FINE-TUNE any problem areas and is NOT to teach you from scratch...that's what the members area is for!)

Between NOW and FRIDAY we need to make sure your smartphone works correctly for our Virtual Workshop. To test it out...

    • Rob will send you a link via email to go to our Virtual Workshop Classroom (called ZOOM). This email will be coming the day before your scheduled Virtual Workshop so be on the lookout for that email!
    • SImply click on the link in that Email which will allow you to set up the ZOOM app on your phone (don't worry, the set up process is automatic!). The ZOOM app will allow me to see you and you to see me while we do our Virtual Classroom (and all out PCS's and AOC's!)

    To make sure you get the VERY best out of this virtual workshop, let's go over where to set up your smartphone on it's tripod so you get the very best angle for me to see what your doing and give feedback

    Lab Simulation Stations

    Make sure that you have your camera facing the table with all your Lab Sim Station supplies but make sure you have some space BEHIND the table to stand so that I'm not just looking at your back (it's hard to see what you're doing when I can only see your back)

    AOC (Areas Of Competency)

    Again, don't have the camera facing your back when you work with the dummy for your AOC's. Place the camera at an angle that I can see YOU and your DUMMY which will allow me to see what you are doing and give you great feedback.

    Lastly, when your tripod arrives, please be aware that you can adjust the legs to make the tripod taller or shorter AND you can also pivot the top so you can point your phone up or down!

    Correct And Incorrect Way To Mount Your Phone

    FYI - the video image will look MUCH better if you mount your phone on it's SIDE. If you mount your phone straight up and down the video image will not look as good ==>