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Do we record our CPNE workshops?

Ever since we started our virtual workshops the question has been, Do you record the CPNE workshops so I can watch them later?” The simple answer is YES, but only sometimes, so let me explain what I mean…

We’ve done live physical workshops where people would show up from all over the country (which was pricey for everyone due to all those travel expenses). During that time we absolutely didn’t record them. The reason? It actually never even occurred to us that people would want to re-watch them.

Fast forward to October of 2016 when we started with the active virtual workshops.

This is when we started to record bits and pieces of each workshop to show members of how to do certain things and to give them a “sneak-peek” of what goes in in these Virtual Workshops. The main reason we recorded was to:

1) Expand on some topics that were already covered in other sections of the members area so students could further understand a topic like how to start a PCS or what exactly are the 20 minutes checks and to

2) Show them how a active virtual workshop actually worked. Since people have been teaching LIVE workshops for decades now, the concept of doing a workshop from your own home with simple technology was a little tough to grasp at first, but people have figured it out.

Those were the 2 big reasons we why we recorded snippets of the workshop. These days we still do record some of each workshop but NOT all 16 hours of it – and the reason for not recording all those hours and hours of content?

Paralysis by Analysis

You might have heard this term already, but if you haven’t here’s what it means by way of wikipedia:

Paralysis-By-Analysis is the state of over-analyzing (or over-thinking) a situation so that a decision or action is never taken, in effect paralyzing the outcome. A decision can be treated as over-complicated, with too many detailed options, so that a choice is never made, rather than try something and change if a major problem arises. A person might be seeking the optimal or “perfect” solution upfront, and fear making any decision which could lead to erroneous results, while on the way to a better solution.”

Do we think you’ll NEVER take action?

– No.

Do we think that sometimes TOO MUCH information is just as bad as TOO LITTLE?

– Yes!

After talking to numerous tribe members that recently signed up, here is what we found out – A LOT of members have gone through MULTIPLE workshops and trainings and are no where NEAR READY TO TAKE THE CPNE TEST!

We know there is a LONG wait time between tests (9-14 months!) but what concerns us is people not taking action with the information that was given to them…

You MUST take action!

You MUST take action that is physical action (like practicing on your dummy and breaking out those Lab Sim Station supplies every day).

Too many people get stuck in this “Education Mode”, and don’t take action by performing the steps we lay out in the members area.

There are HOURS upon HOURS of video and education material in the members area from the basics (20 minute checks, AOC, critical elements, mnenmonics, documentation, 2 minute templates for Nursing Care Plans) to more advanced stuff (Tribe Member recordings which go even DEEPER into the basic sections so you get an even greater understanding as well as snippets of recorded Virtual Workshops.)


You have enough to learn in the basic and advanced sections to then go over 16 hours of additional workshop footage (and get stuck in “Education Mode”!). After you go through the workshop, you’ll have all the knowledge you need to pass this CPNE exam so don’t worry.

However, if you want to record certain sections of the workshop that YOU feel need to be recorded (like when you’re doing a lab sim station or PCS on your dummy) then we suggest reading this article on how you can record ANYTHING on a PC, MAC, Android/iPhone smartphone by CLICKING HERE.

However, for the VAST MAJORITY of people, recording yourself will NOT be necessary as the instructors (myself or Scott) make the CPNE process simplified and we answer all your questions during the process.

If you want to take a look at the difference between the ACTIVE Virtual Workshop which we started in October 2016 then CLICK HERE
If you want to learn about the PASSIVE Virtual Workshop that we do in conjunction with the ACTIVE Virtual Workshop (started July 2017) then watch the explainer video HERE.

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