PSB RN exam help

  1. First of all, I want to apologize if I put this in the wrong place. I am currently pursuing a career in nursing obviously since that is why I am here. I plan on taking the pre-entrance exam for both UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing and Mercy School of Nursing for the fall semester of 2013. I recently took the PSB RN and didn't quite have all my subjects up to par since I just froze and panicked way to much especially in the reading since we only were given 15 minutes to complete it, which is INSANE! I was wondering if anyone on here has taken the PSB RN, specifically for Shadyside or Mercy recently. I am having trouble trying to figure out what I should study for and cant find a study guide or anything like that online for the life of me. I purchased the "McGraw-Hill Nursing School Entrance Exam" which contains info on the NLN PAX-RN, NET, TEAS, PSB-RN, amd C-NET-RN. I was just hoping if anyone could give me some advice on how to prepare and what to prepare for in Math and the Sciences sections? Also if you know where online I can find a study guide that would assist me in taking this entrance exam successfully. It is completely stressing me out to no end. Thanks for the help if anyone is able to assist me.
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  3. by   kitty_deville13
    There are a bunch of topics about this posted in the "Pennsylvania State Nursing Program" section. Good luck!
  4. by   pilotswife21
    I took the PSB for Shadyside a few weeks ago. Definently brush up on your science, I have already taken A&P 1 and 2 but there were biology and electrical kind of questions too. The first part of the test is pretty simple- simple math word problems and reasoning. Look up commonly misspelled words- there's a whole section on spelling, as well as vocabulary type questions ( this is to that as this is to what). The reading comprehension was the worst, For me at least. There's about 40 questions and only 15 minutes. I had to retest that section, which was disappointing because I usually score in the 90+ percentile on standardized testing in reading. I think I was just shocked at the lack of time and panicked. On my 2nd go round, however, I scored 99th percentile. I studied with the Barron's nursing test book and it was pretty helpful. Don't stress yourself out- worst case scenario you can always retest, you have plenty of time for fall admission. Good luck to you, hope you so great!