Quote from RNJHUPHL
That was a funny link. I actually did the research before I post my comment. I know a lot of people post on this site without actually committing to the work behind it. Thanks all, I think I will just do what I started to do which is to review the meds from Kaplan. I appreciate all the comments.
Also, this exam is not purely assessment because it has to be passed with a min of 80% otherwise you have to retest. Thanks again
I am sure you did do your research as a well prepared nurse always is....as you mentioned in your post thinking that you thought you were "basically done with the exams I've seen before for a little bit." Whether or not you are in a specialty area there will be different competency tests throughout your career and yearly competency tests for yearly accreditation from the Joint Commission. YOu will need to pass them as well to ensure your compentcy....yearly.
All new positions that you will have over your career will have you pass a medication competency exam. In a specialty are you will also be required to obtain your ACLS
and re-certification every two year, CPR
every year, and many facilities are requesting/requiring CCRN
, every three years, as well.
You are correct......allnurses has many people that post on this site that don't commit to the work behind it. Allnurses boasts 629,622 members who have joined and has approximately 5,000 to 6,000 members online at any given time.
I use Let me google that for you
, not only as a tongue in cheek reference, but as a search engine that yields good results. Those results included results that are from allnurses with tips and suggestions about this exact test as well as references to purchase a review book and test for $10.00US.
on passing NCLEX and on your new position in the MICU/SICU. Having worked in the critical are arena for 34 years you are entering a challenging, difficult, rewarding speciality.
I wish you the best!