New York Presbyterian PHARM EXAM! - page 3

i am feeling overwhelming with the studying of the drugs that columbia wanted us to know. i understand knowing the side effects are important. but do they really ask you about drug interaction and... Read More

  1. Visit  kalizyeth profile page
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    I have to take this test in about a week. I've been studying the recommended Prentice Hall book, which is like an NCLEX prep book, and I bought the NLN online test access code. The thing is, the online NLN tests are really pretty easy, focusing on very common drugs most of us know well. If the NYP test is similar, then I'm probably just confusing myself by getting bogged down with the 600-page book.

    So can anyone tell me, was the New York Presbyterian pharm exam you took (in 2008) similar to the online NLN practice tests in the sense of asking about only the most common drugs? I'd really appreciate anyone's help on this, because I have other tests to study for as well. Thanks.
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  2. Visit  ZuZuTrauma profile page
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    The online one is only useful in knowing how the test is set up(that's all). Study the book or even better, the CD that comes with it. They ask about some obscure drugs. Know the side effects.

    Good Luck!
  3. Visit  kalizyeth profile page
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    Thanks so much for your help, but now I'm really nervous. I'm the high-achiever type, but Pharm has always been my worst subject. I'm only getting about 70% in the book's practice questions.

    Do you or anyone else recall if the test gives both the generic and trade names together in the questions? Or will I have to know that Xanax is alprazolam, for example? Sorry to be such a pest. I'm really worried.
  4. Visit  ZuZuTrauma profile page
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    Yeah I'm one of those too... you'll do just fine. Just keep doing the questions. The test gives you both the generic and trade name. Just make sure you have you calculations down pat because i remember there being quite a few of those.

    good luck!
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  5. Visit  kalizyeth profile page
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    Thanks so much. I really appreciate your help.
  6. Visit  ZuZuTrauma profile page
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    Good luck.

    when do you start orientation?
  7. Visit  kalizyeth profile page
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    You mean if I pass this test...?...P...I should start on the 7th of July. What unit do you work in?
  8. Visit  pattycake profile page
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    hi all,

    i was originally licensed in ny, but have not worked in ny since 1981...is the pharmacy exam something that every new employee must take?

    also...can an rn with 30 years experience expect to get a job in a nyc hospital because of the increased salary?

    i am thinking of re-locating to the nyc area and would like to know what i will be up against...

    thanks for all your replies...
  9. Visit  ZuZuTrauma profile page
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    Quote from pattycake

    hi all,

    i was originally licensed in ny, but have not worked in ny since 1981...is the pharmacy exam something that every new employee must take?

    also...can an rn with 30 years experience expect to get a job in a nyc hospital because of the increased salary?

    i am thinking of re-locating to the nyc area and would like to know what i will be up against...

    thanks for all your replies...
    hi pattycake,

    unfortunately they make everyone take the exam regardless of how many years of experience you have. i don't know you nursing background, but if you want to work in critical care they also make you take a critical care exam. if you want to work in telemetry and/or they make you take a ekg exam, as well.

    you are exempt from taking the critcal care exam if you have your ccrn, but not from the ekg test.

    as for experience pay, i know that some hospitals put a cap on the amount of years of experience they are willing to pay you for. i think at bellevue hospital its a 10 year cap??? (not sure). it's definitely a good question to ask during an open house but not your interview.

    i hope that was helpful...
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  10. Visit  ZuZuTrauma profile page
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    Quote from kalizyeth
    You mean if I pass this test...?...P...I should start on the 7th of July. What unit do you work in?

    i'll see you on orientation! i'm working in the BICU, you??
  11. Visit  SteveNNP profile page
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    Quote from pattycake
    also...can an RN with 30 years experience expect to get a job in a NYC hospital because of the increased salary?
    I would say you'd be considered a valuable additiion to any unit... however it's all gonna depend on open positions. Internal employees get preference, especially with more facility seniority.

    At NYP you could get >$30k on top of your base salary of $70k for your experience. The cap is set at 32 yrs now.
  12. Visit  AGM2136 profile page
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    Does anyone still have the list of meds?????? I would really really appreciate a copy!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks
  13. Visit  DoGoodThenGo profile page
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    Quote from pattycake
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    hi all,

    i was originally licensed in ny, but have not worked in ny since 1981...is the pharmacy exam something that every new employee must take?

    also...can an rn with 30 years experience expect to get a job in a nyc hospital because of the increased salary?

    i am thinking of re-locating to the nyc area and would like to know what i will be up against...

    thanks for all your replies...
    pharm and other exams are pretty much standard for all hires at nyc hospitals and elsewhere as well. does not matter if one graduated last year or twenty years ago.
    things were so much easier back in the 1970's and 1980's werent' they? you graduated, worked as a gn until your took and hopefully passed the nys boards, sometimes if one did not pass the first time the hospital would keep you on as a gn until you tried again next time. hiring was pretty much the interview ....

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