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  1. by   thorabeech
    To all who's asking about the dress code during the exam: No dress code, just avoid wearing shorts and sleeveless because the exam rooms are cold. I wore maong pants, shirt and rubber shoes during my exam sched (like most of the examinees) and the proctor didn't seem to mind.

    Good luck!
  2. by   THETH1RDANG3L
    what does apcn mean?im taking my exam on oct. How long did it take for you to wait for the result?
  3. by   sunako
    is the application for staff nurse position still open?and how do you apply, do you just go there and take an exam and wait for the results?
  4. by   Rakuichi
    @sunako : The application for the N1 position has already been closed since April 2011, since exam schedules have already been filled up all the way until Dec 2011. Inquire to DNRD/NSO early next year (Jan2012), if they'll reopen again.
  5. by   sunako
    Thanks drifterRN for the quick reply. I guess that I have to wait for a few months.
  6. by   bloodyRN
    help! I'm about to take the NPE this coming November.

    They changed the exam... it's now multiple choice... i have no idea what to expect.

    Anyone ? hints? is it hard? how many items? which areas have to be studied? etc etc

    The guy who handles the NPE application 'kindly' told us that 'the mortality rate in NPE is 90%'

    that's just sheet :smackingf

    I hope y'all would help. I and those that have yet to pass NPE would be grateful.
  7. by   thorabeech
    Quote from bloodyRN
    help! I'm about to take the NPE this coming November.

    They changed the exam... it's now multiple choice... i have no idea what to expect.

    Anyone ? hints? is it hard? how many items? which areas have to be studied? etc etc

    The guy who handles the NPE application 'kindly' told us that 'the mortality rate in NPE is 90%'

    that's just sheet :smackingf

    I hope y'all would help. I and those that have yet to pass NPE would be grateful.

    I don't know if they changed the exam, i took mine last May and it was the same exam from the previous batches. Too bad I didn't know about this forum yet, though I was one of the few lucky ones who passed.

    About the mortality rate, yup that's correct. i think we were close to 100 examines (or more? i don't know/cant recall) that time, a month later the exam they posted the result and only 7 or 8 managed to move on to the next round.

    Just be prepared, study the basics and focus on the nursing procedures like you're reviewing for a skills inventory/nursing revalida exam.

    Hope this helps! Good luck!
  8. by   bloodyRN
    @thorabeech

    they did... I was informed by the guy who handed the application for NPE and 3 pips who took their exam last month... they however were not big on details...

    From what I've gathered, there are 33 multiple choice questions... some questions are awarded 2 points... total=50

    I think the change has to do with the low passing rate.

    thank you though :redpinkhe
  9. by   bleuler
    Hi Guys.. Here's an update for those who are in the process of applying as staff nurse in PGH.. I've learned that those who had their final interview this march 2011 had their contract signing last week.. They will start on November 7.. Congratulations guys! c=
  10. by   saitee
    Quote from bleuler
    Hi Guys.. Here's an update for those who are in the process of applying as staff nurse in PGH.. I've learned that those who had their final interview this march 2011 had their contract signing last week.. They will start on November 7.. Congratulations guys! c=
    Congrats to them!
    Does anyone know on how long did they wait for deployment?
  11. by   narsghon
    hi everyone i'm a newbie here. as i read the thread this is very informative..

    i'm scheduled for panel interview tomorrow morning but unfortunately i as called the nsg. service im about to resched.. all applicant who have their panel interview on oct25 was moved on nov22 .

    anyone here who are on the same scenario? really "patience is a virtue"...
  12. by   pipau
    Quote from bleuler
    Hi Guys.. Here's an update for those who are in the process of applying as staff nurse in PGH.. I've learned that those who had their final interview this march 2011 had their contract signing last week.. They will start on November 7.. Congratulations guys! c=
    wow! God is good! congrats to them. by the way, how do you know this info/update?
  13. by   bleuler
    hi pipau.. my classmate is one of those who started their work today.. that's why i know.. c=

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