I am just curious, how difficult is the exam? Is this one of those prometric proctored tests where (like the nursing boards, it just shuts down? *LPN, 80q/a, OFF-32 minutes.... I cried all he way home. A week later, I passed
Then, one year later, *RN, 156 q/a (this was in '02, so, for some reason I drew all questions RE "Mass Casualty Similar to 9/11 - I live in the Boston area, so, hint hint?.. I was never so affraid: Q- You have 3 critically injured patients being admitted to the floor, you have a full unit and must discharge two, transfer one to sub-acute, A.everything wrong, but, K was unstable B. everything wrong, but female complained of back pain C. Post Op tram flap x 6 days, L side circulatory return >10 seconds, c/o loss of sensation to the r D. 18 yr old male with acute cellulitus, adm x 3 days, area marked now tripled in size, skin color slowly turning black. (good luck, it was harder) did pass, but, no one sounded ok to me!
May I ask what you did to prep for the exam? How many questions? Your background?
ME: Adoption Placement Case Manager, Medically Fragile/ multiple birth/ sibling group 3+/ prematurity of unknown gestation GUATEMALA-USA program x 4.5 years.
US program coordinator Assisted Reproduction Technology INDIA-USA (GS, TS, IVF self, IVF donor, S, ED, SP donor recruitment, screening, education, applicant (parent(s) screening etc...) Loved this job, I worked from my bedroom, and never made a cold call.... UNTIL, I myself traveled for GS w/ED TX, and, Im not sure if the MD thought I was stupid, but, my GS (a 23 yr old mom of two - scared the hell out of me when I saw her 31 weeks later, as she appeared double that, and she was....) I quit...
NOW, I have come up with a very unique idea to approuch family building (actually awaiting a patent because it really is, according to my legal, the only one of its kind thus far.)
*Issue, two schools
of thought in this area: some agencies/ firms are run by people, MOST actually, who seem to think that the art of pregnancy/ then being a surrogate, gives them a Masters in ?
**So, I am trying to look at various certifications, and the CCM is one of them. I started my MSN in CM, and its a joke, all I learned about was Theorist.
How was the exam, cost? Any advice, did getting the CCM help you in anyway?