New York Presbyterian PHARM EXAM! - page 4

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. by   ParkSlopeRN
    AGM, Did anyone help you out with those meds? I am taking my pharm exam last minute -- I didn't hesitate, thinking that it would be super easy. Has anyone taken it this summer? How was it?! I'm freaking out!!
  2. by   ParkSlopeRN
    I would like the same info! Did anyone help you out/have you taken the exam yet?
  3. by   sms1313
    i had an interview and have yet to hear, but im supposed to leave town and dont want to risk not being here to get all of the pre-employment items finished in time. how long do they give you from the time you accept the offer to take the pharm exam and to get your physical? places ive been in the past have required that everything be done w/in a wk and i wont even be here let alone be able to study!!!
  4. by   adpiRN
    Quote from sms1313
    i had an interview and have yet to hear, but im supposed to leave town and dont want to risk not being here to get all of the pre-employment items finished in time. how long do they give you from the time you accept the offer to take the pharm exam and to get your physical? places ive been in the past have required that everything be done w/in a wk and i wont even be here let alone be able to study!!!
    It depends when they want you to start. There's an August 17th start date, but I'd assume that'd be cutting it close and they'd prefer you start in September, or later. They recommend 2 weeks to study for pharm. Then the physical takes awhile because unless you had a PPD in the past year, you need 2 PPD tests more than a week apart. So you have to go to employee health a total of 4 times. Then there's other paperwork etc. I was hired in mid-June and start in mid-August (I also had to take the NCLEX in July and took a two week vacation in late June. So I didn't really start working on the pharm test, physical exam, and paperwork until July and I'm almost done now, so it worked out)
  5. by   ParkSlopeRN
    Thanks abn. How was the NLN pharmacology exam? I have 2 days to study for it -- sort of wishing I had given myself more time. Any tips?
  6. by   adpiRN
    it's pretty much what they tell you it is. Study that book they recommend (though the test is easier than those practice Qs in the book)
    If you fail the first time, just study the print out they give you after your first test and you should be fine.
  7. by   ParkSlopeRN
    Thanks! It all happened so fast -- No job for months, then so much work to do! They told me on the phone that they were "considering me for the position" and scheduled me for the pharm. exam. I assume that this means I'm hired pending my passing of the test? Hmm. Thanks everyone!
  8. by   puppy22
    Hello ALL!! I was wondering if any of you have graduated recently and just got a job with the hospital??? How did you land the interview? did you have a connect? I have applied numerous times online and still no calls... Thanks and congrats on those who got a job...
  9. by   adpiRN
    Yes I am a new grad and I also had no luck online. I had two clinicals there - maternity and leadership in my last semester. So when I was there for leadership I popped down to the L&D floor and introduced myself to the nurse manager, told her I had a clinical on her floor last summer, really wanted to work there etc. She said at the time she had no openings, but gave me her card and I followed up and a few weeks later I guess they had openings because she sent my resume to HR and they called me for an interview.
    Other people I know got jobs because they knew someone who worked there. I also know some new grads who got interviews by applying online, so it can work if you're persistent and lucky.
    But if are in NYC and have a specific dept in mind, I'd recommend dropping your resume off with a nurse manager directly.
  10. by   puppy22
    Thanks ... Did you interview yet? hope you get/ or got the job!!!
  11. by   adp2485
    Hi Everyone,
    I will be starting work in October - so long as I pass this pharm test! Did anyone take the pediatric one? Do you know if everyone just gets the basic proficiency test? I see in the posts some people talk about a medication list. Is this a list someone compiled after taking the test or a list you were given. I was not given any real guidance! I am really nervous about the test and any help would be greatly appreciated!!!! Any classes I should focus on in particular?
    Thanks,
    Abby
  12. by   JP22
    Hello everyone
    I'm scheduled to take the pharm test soon and I haven't gotten the package they said they would mail yet, so I'm not exactly sure what's included in it. The "guide" that everyone is talking about...does it come in the package? And does anyone know if it's worth buying the book they recommend if you're taking it for the PICU, because I heard that the book is really for the adult population and not peds-focused. I'm SO nervous and don't want to get stuck taking it a 2nd time. I would appreciate an info or advice.

    Thank you!!
  13. by   adp2485
    Hi JP....I too am starting in the PICU! Are you at Cornell or Columbia? How was the test? I take it tommorrow and am so lost!
    Thanks,
    Abby

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