Skills assessment exam for RN employment???

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    Hi Everyone!
    I hope you all are well. I have a question for you all. I am taking a skills assessment examination for employment at Montefiore medical center in the Bronx. I was wondering if anyone took this exam?? And if so, how did you study?? I feel "skills assessment" is extremely vague and wanted to prepare for it. I appreciate any feedback! Thank you in advance
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    Not too sure about there, but my experience has been the skills are those we were taught in nursing school---basics, really. The specific ones to the unit you will be on should be taught/reinforced during your orientation. Good luck to you!
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    I never had to do it, but my best guess would be basic skills....BLS, vital signs, finger stick, donning PPE, restraints; then maybe more facility specific stuff.... Protocols, pumps, labeling lab specimens, pt transfers, etc
    My facility requires a yearly skills refresher course every year and these are some of the skills they cover.
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    Thank you for the feedback!
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    So this is a pre-employment assessment? If so, it has to be pretty universal in terms of the stuff that is included. It also has to meet very stringent validity & reliability standards that prove it is absolutely non-discriminatory. So, shouldn't be any problems.

    My organization uses post-employment testing instead of pre-employment. We use the results to make sure that the right stuff is included in orientation - and that we don't waste time on stuff you already know.
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    I heard from a friend that the exam consists of nursing math and some medication questions but that was for her hospital which is not the one I'm interviewing for.
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    I bet a med cal review wouldn't hurt
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    I agree. That's what I will do Thanks
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    Hello NS81,

    I was wondering if you took the pre-employment test for RNs at Montefiore yet because I have to take it next week and I'm very nervous!!!
    Any advice or tips would be amazing.
    Thanks!!
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    Hello NS81,

    I was wondering if you took the pre-employment test for RNs at Montefiore yet because I have to take it next week and I'm very nervous!!!
    Any advice or tips would be amazing.
    Thanks!!
    Hi! Yes, I took it and scored 100% on both exams!!! There's a proper medication administration examination and a calculation exam. I didn't find them difficult at all. I would suggest for you to review mg to grams, weight etc... if you have time. Good luck!


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