UPMC - PSB-RN Exam - page 2

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Has anyone taken the PSB-RN Exam for the UPMC nursing programs? I took mine today and am not sure how I did. There was not enough time to finish the verbal, spatial, math section. I didn't think it was hard, but I only... Read More


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    Congrats on Carlow!
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    Quote from kitty_deville13
    Congrats on Carlow!
    Thanks!!
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    I got my test results in:

    Reading Comphrension: 99th percentile
    Sciences: 95th
    Spelling/Vocab: 88th
    Vocational adjustment: 83rd

    Math: 36th !!!

    That obviously rules out Shadyside. Looking into CCAC now.
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    You can retake the psb again. Im sorry your math score wasn't what you wanted :-(
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    Can I retake it for this fall? I was under the impression that you could only take it once a year.

    I got an "A" in Algebra. I think I was spending too much time working out the trickier problems instead of just passing over them and doing all of the easier ones first. The exam wasn't hard, but it was timed - 90 questions in 30 minutes.
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    I found this on mercy's website:

    Those not meeting the standard the first time will have one additional opportunity to retest at an additional cost of $35.
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    During my exam they said you can take it a second time, but that there is a waiting period. I believe that it is 60 days. There were people retaking individual sections during my test. You may want to check with them because they may require you to take a math class in between those times.
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    Just took my PSB-RN test for st. margaret. Not sure how I did, and am very worried. I was wondering if any of you knew how the test is graded. In the arithmetic section, which was the very first section. I didnt finish many questions. I finished just 31, and im pretty sure i saw 60 bubbles. Does it matter how many you do? I have been researching all day about this damn test, not much info obtained. I was wondering if you should skip the questions you dont know, rather then guess. Do wrong anwsers reflect your grade? or is it just how many right you have? Im so confused and worried! any info is greatly appreciative
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    @snow_bear,

    I would count myself lucky for dodging the Shadyside SON bullet. Trust me- I still have the bleeding wounds to prove that I didn't dodge it. But, if you really want to go there, have you called them to see if in fact the exam was scored properly? You just have such high scores in the other areas. I know that you said that you skipped some but I think that it's worth it. I don't know who all is still there but call Natalie. Natalie is very nice and even if she can't recheck it, she will be humane about it. Yes, you can retake a section but have to jump through a lot of hoops. Not sure if it's take a math class at CCAC or some tutoring class at Chatham.

    My unsolicited advice is go to CCAC. They are crazy too but not at all as self-esteem shredding and soul-destroying as SSON. "Crushin' Dreams Since 1884" should be their motto. I have never seen so many people getting on anti-depressants and/or anti-anxiety meds just to make it through that program!
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    Quote from neverbethesame
    @snow_bear,

    I would count myself lucky for dodging the Shadyside SON bullet. Trust me- I still have the bleeding wounds to prove that I didn't dodge it. But, if you really want to go there, have you called them to see if in fact the exam was scored properly? You just have such high scores in the other areas. I know that you said that you skipped some but I think that it's worth it. I don't know who all is still there but call Natalie. Natalie is very nice and even if she can't recheck it, she will be humane about it. Yes, you can retake a section but have to jump through a lot of hoops. Not sure if it's take a math class at CCAC or some tutoring class at Chatham.

    My unsolicited advice is go to CCAC. They are crazy too but not at all as self-esteem shredding and soul-destroying as SSON. "Crushin' Dreams Since 1884" should be their motto. I have never seen so many people getting on anti-depressants and/or anti-anxiety meds just to make it through that program!
    What's so brutal about shadyside? I'm going to be going to Mercy. Are they similar?


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