i'm starting my cleveland clinic orientation soon and will be taking the PBDS assessment and their METI eDose math exam. I would really appreciate some feedback. how hard did you find the tests? any tips on what to study?
for the PBDS i am studying the main med/surg emergencies and their interventions.
for the drug calculation test i'm using a reference guide and doing practice questions, but this exam worries me the most as i have to get 90%. any tips would be greatly appreciated!
lastly, i was told we get the chance to retest again for these exams, do you know if many people do not pass the first time? and how soon would you be retested?
Oct 18, '14
by ChipJe, ADN, RN
I hope to make it that far. I got my RN officially last month, I had a new-grad phone interview and I went to two in-person interviews yesterday. I had what I thought was a really good interview and I left with a good impression. I hope to get a position there on main campus. If so, I will take the PBDS assessment to find out where I'm currently at, so they know where my strengths and weaknesses are. The Clinic's new grad program helps get you going without throwing you to the wolves right away. Most of the other area hospitals want experienced nurses only. Where are we supposed to acquire the experience?? Great job by the Clinic!
I think you want to go in with what you know so they can assist you with what you need to know.
Last edit by ChipJe on Oct 18, '14
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