New York Presbyterian PHARM EXAM! - page 4

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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 the normal amount of dosage for... Read More


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    Thanks so much. I really appreciate your help.
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    Good luck.

    when do you start orientation?
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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?
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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...
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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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    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??
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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.
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    Does anyone still have the list of meds?????? I would really really appreciate a copy!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks
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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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    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!!


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