I am taking the ANCC Medical Surgical Certification test next week and wondered from any who have recently taken it how long the results of pass/fail took to receive? There are quotes from them but I wondered what the reality was of late.
Also, in general terms, without any specific content sharing, how did you feel the test was as compared to what you expected?
Thanks in advance.
Don't want to bust your bubble. But, my head don says that the med-surg test is a slam dunk, by that I mean that everybody passes this test. Once you pay the money, you've passed. It's like "Who'sWho among high school and college students" ; you pay the money to buy the "Who'sWho" book and your name is put in it. It's not based on your abilities to take a test. My Don says the hospitals get a 50% kickback for the exams taken. That's why hospitals push it so much. So, I have lost faith in the credibility of the exam and it's importance and relevance to my profession.
Last edit by ColtsRN85 on Dec 19, '07
Think I hit a sore spot with my blunt and honest comments. I believe that there are too many specialties that are shallow and meaningless. Look at all the 'Specilaities" and you will see what I mean. I think that these "certifications" are just money -makers for the "testing" people. Let me hear your opinions if anyone differs.
Last edit by ColtsRN85 on Dec 20, '07