PBDS Assesment

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    Any of you had to take it? If so what was it like and what is the passing rate. And what hospitals do you know that mandate this test. Thank you!
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    Don't stress about this. I had to take it when I was a brand spanking new intern RN for Lee Memorial. They do go over some of the test content.

    Essentially, the PBDS is a test with 10 or so scenarios. You are presented the scenarios on a computer screen and then you have to identify what is happening to the patient, the interventions you would implement, and then the reasoning as to why you would implement said interventions. As a new RN, you WILL get things wrong. DO NOT WORRY! Your nurse educator will get the results of the PBDS and then go over your score with you. She will then tell you what you got wrong and why and then you get to take the test again Good luck!

    PS Did you get a job with Lee Memorial?
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    Quote from FeistyPiscesRN
    Don't stress about this. I had to take it when I was a brand spanking new intern RN for Lee Memorial. They do go over some of the test content.

    Essentially, the PBDS is a test with 10 or so scenarios. You are presented the scenarios on a computer screen and then you have to identify what is happening to the patient, the interventions you would implement, and then the reasoning as to why you would implement said interventions. As a new RN, you WILL get things wrong. DO NOT WORRY! Your nurse educator will get the results of the PBDS and then go over your score with you. She will then tell you what you got wrong and why and then you get to take the test again Good luck!

    PS Did you get a job with Lee Memorial?
    OOk good to know, I really want to do a good job. Some people said they didn't get hired because they failed the test. No not yet I still have to go to my in person interview.
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    During orientation, someone asked if you don't pass the test do you get fired? The person explaining the test stated that the test is graded with varying degrees of passing. For example, exceptional, above passing, passing, below passing, and failed ( not the exact categories, but you get the picture). As long as you get passing, you are fine. Now, for travelers, yes they will fire you if you don't pass because they don't have the time to teach you. For core and new RN's, they will give you a second chance if you need it. That is what they told my orientation group 3 years ago. I only remember because I was freaking out about passing. Oh, and they give you the list of diagnosis for what may happen so you can look them up and at least be familiar with the disease processes and what you would do.
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    Quote from FeistyPiscesRN
    During orientation, someone asked if you don't pass the test do you get fired? The person explaining the test stated that the test is graded with varying degrees of passing. For example, exceptional, above passing, passing, below passing, and failed ( not the exact categories, but you get the picture). As long as you get passing, you are fine. Now, for travelers, yes they will fire you if you don't pass because they don't have the time to teach you. For core and new RN's, they will give you a second chance if you need it. That is what they told my orientation group 3 years ago. I only remember because I was freaking out about passing. Oh, and they give you the list of diagnosis for what may happen so you can look them up and at least be familiar with the disease processes and what you would do.
    Oh ok thanks doll!
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    Happy New Year to all. I recently started a new job at Lee Memorial and had to take the PBDS. Do not stress out. I took the M/S test and it was very passable. The only scenario that I was glad I reviewed was ICP, which I have very limited experience with. Remember your ABC's and watch the timer. We would not be fired if we did not pass it was being used to tailor our orientation. Very short video and then you had to write what you thought the diagnosis would be-PE,MI,ARF, etc. and how you would treat. Biggest problem for me was watching the timer. Nurse leaders were very supportive and you get a booklet with vs, background, etc. Do not stress, you can pass this test. Good luck to all.


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