I am a newer RN in CA, and I recently applied to take the state's RN Examination. This is essentially an exam to be put on the "eligibility list" for state nursing jobs
. It's not actually an application for a specific job. My challenge is, the "exam" is an oral qualifications appraisal interview. My struggle is, since it's not an application for a specific position, it's hard to zero in on specific information for review. They say it will cover nursing principles and techniques, medical terminology
, hospital routine and equipment (all my experience is in home health) and meds/narcotics.
Does anyone have any experience with these kinds of "exams"? Is it more of a behavioral interview or is it really an exam. The state bulletin says I need a 70% to pass, so I'm kind of at a loss knowing what to expect and how to prepare. Interviews make me nervous on best day, so I am trying to avoid a complete panic attack