first of all i should give a little backstory to my situation as this is my first post. i was supposed to graduate from my pn nursing program (mid-east adult center in zanesville, ohio), in 6/29/09. during my final exams after my 1st of 2 exams the ambulance was called as my instructors recognized that i was septic and i was taken directly to the hospital. within 12 hours i was on a ventilator in complete renal failure on 24hour dialysis with a diagnosis of septic shock/ ecoli. needless to say, i missed my graduation date of 6/29/09
. but at least i was alive so i was happy for that. unfortunately, i miscarried and i was almost 5 months along. i was in the hospital for over 2 weeks. i was able to schedule my last final (the ob/peds i took when i was in shock i scored 90%
) once i got home from the hospital. i took that exam (med surg) in mid to late july and i scored a 91%!
i was so thankful! i received my diploma and scheduled the dreaded exit exam for a week later. i took the eri pn exit (assessment) and bombed it with a 58% (63% is needed to pass so that i may be eligible to sit for boards).i didn't get a chance to see which questions i got wrong since they used rapid scoring instead of mailing it out to be scored so unfortunately i didn't get a paper with rationales or the areas that i was weak in or anything!i need help here!!!
i have 2 more chances to take the exam and i want to be more prepared this time. the test consisted of 220 questions and i was totally unprepared for the question type and format, especially the nursing delegation and mental health questions. i have heard that eri and ati have merged and i made a call to their offices and was told that ati offers a pn online assessment including rationales for 40$ and that it will give you access 5 times. can anyone give me some study tips or books/online reading that you recommend to tackle this assessment. i have been through so much and will not let this keep me from my dream of becoming a nurse. any help/ideas would be appreciated.