I have been working in a Level III NICU for 2.5 years and decided that I wanted to obtain my certification. I am also currently in a MNS program for my Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. I was wondering if anyone who had already taken the RNC-NIC could provide any insight on how to know that a person is ready to take the test? I feel like I am studying for NCLEX all over again (and with that, I really didn't know... I just had to go take it).
I am using the following books:
Certification and Core Review for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, 4e by Robin L. Watson
Neonatal Certification Review for the CCRN and RNC High-Risk Examination by Rogelet and Brorsen
S.T.A.B.L.E. Cardiac Module: Recognition and Stabilization of Neonates with Severe CHD
The most recent NRP book
Also, I have made some notes regarding normal neonatal lab values, infection info, and fluids and calculations... GIR, calories from fluids and formula/EBM, and just little notes regarding IV's, fluid administration, and breast feeding/bottle feeding.
Any tips, test taking experiences with this particular exam, or determinations about how to know when you're ready would all be appreciated. Also, if anyone is just a really good standardized test taker, that info would be greatly needed, as well. Also, I have been studying since mid April and would like to sit for the exam in mid July - early August.
Thanks for everyone's time!