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What is the test they give you when you apply for an RN job?

  1. 0 I just applied for my first nursing job, and they said something about a 20 minute tests that was required.

    Can anyone tell me anything about it?
    What is it?
    How do I prepare for it? as I don't want to be locked out of a position or hospital due to a test.
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. Visit  Kay28 profile page
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    The only test I had to take for the RN position I hold was a pharmacology exam. It was multiple choice for the most part with some dosage calculations thrown in.
  4. Visit  RainMom profile page
    #2 0
    No tests for me. Actually I'm not aware of any classmates that had to take any tests either (might be my area).
  5. Visit  njmarce84 profile page
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    I took one test that evaluated me on math, critical thinking and my personality. Yes! Personality. Companies want to find out if you are the type of person that won't accept criticism, for instance. They want to know how would you react to certain situations and what your likes and dislikes are.
  6. Visit  MrChicagoRN profile page
    #4 0
    Some use a screening test that gauges if you are likely to be a good fit or not.

    Don't sweat it
  7. Visit  swansonplace profile page
    #5 0
    Thanks.
  8. Visit  applewhitern profile page
    #6 0
    I had to take multiple tests for my current job, including math/pharmacology, EKG, etc. Some hospitals in my state are giving a test to see where your weaknesses are, so they can address this during orientation. They are general scenario questions, like if a patient has a pulmonary embolus, etc. Do brush up on your math~ none of the tests I ever took were multiple choice.
    Last edit by applewhitern on Sep 28, '13 : Reason: added comment.
  9. Visit  swansonplace profile page
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    Quote from applewhitern
    I had to take multiple tests for my current job, including math/pharmacology, EKG, etc. Some hospitals in my state are giving a test to see where your weaknesses are, so they can address this during orientation. They are general scenario questions, like if a patient has a pulmonary embolus, etc. Do brush up on your math~ none of the tests I ever took were multiple choice.
    Thank you.
  10. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
    #8 0
    I've had to take math tests for every job I've held but that's it.
  11. Visit  jtmarcy12 profile page
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    Are things changing? I remember taking a dosage calculations test and multiple choice questions based on nursing info regarding patient care and safety.
  12. Visit  BacktotheBeach profile page
    #10 1
    Some places give the pbds test. Performance based development test. It has scenarios and how you would respond. I believe that as a new grad, your result is not a big deal, its more on what to focus on during orientation.
  13. Visit  Lmonchin profile page
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    Ive had to take the Nurse Career Battery Test recently...its mainly a personality/psychological type test to see how you would deal with conflicts and helps HR/employers to gauge your judgement in different situations. Basically a way for them to weed out nurses. Depending on whether or not you "pass" you will be offered an interview. Not always fair but used quite often.
  14. Visit  swansonplace profile page
    #12 0
    What do I need to do to get ready for the test?

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