I am wondering if any of you give out pharmacology/drug calculation tests to your new RNs as part of pre-employment screening or as part of orientation?
My facility wants to implement giving out the test to "screen" and basically, "weed out" candidates who test poorly. There is a controversy about giving out this test as a requirement prior to giving the candidate a job offer. As the clinical educator, I have mainly used it for orientation purposes, to assess basic knowledge and tailor the orientation to meet the newly hired nurse's educational needs. Some (especially the seasoned nurses) say they find it insulting. After all, they are already licensed! However, some employers argue that there is nothing wrong with it. They only want to hire the best and don't want to waste money and time on those who are not to that level.