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    Good Luck....I hope you pass first try. I retake the exam tomorrow.Hopefully it will be my last time

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    I love the posts!!! I feel your pain...my favorite is when the teacher sends a student to the healthroom to remove dog poop from sneakers.Last my colleague had a student sent to the healthroom because of bird poop.:bowingpur

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    Thanks for the tip....I will review the Manual of School Health also. I prepared for the last exam by reading School Nursing a Comprehensive Text by Janice Selekman and also reviewed the NBSCN secrets from an online search. My colleague purchased the flashcards from MoMedia and said they were not worth the money. We are preparing to form a study group and take a prep course as well. The added pressure of an 11 month timeline and a possible loss of our job is adding to our anxiety level...Massachusetts has changed the requirements for a school nurse since we started in 1994.A BSN was the only requirement back then..now we have to take and pass the Teacher's Test and within 5 years either obtain a Master's degree or pass the National Certification exam.All these requirements and we do not make a teacher's salary Thanks for your post!

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    Thanks for the words of encouragement!I should nail it the next time (hopefully)...although I know some nurses who have taken it 5 times.

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    I took the school nursing certification exam in August and I need to retake it because I missed by 4 points. The passing score is 74% for all of you who are preparing to take it. I found the test to be tricky....I recommend reviewing test taking strategies as well as the reference books recommended.I am rusty in test taking strategies and the fact that there was no review book prior to now made preparing pretty difficult. I just purchased the Certification review book which has practice questions. Massachusetts requires school nurses to either have a Masters degree or become nationally certified.I have 11 months til my provisional department of education certification expires and only 2 more attempts at the NBCSN exam. 4 school nurses in my district took the exam last summer at only 1 passed the first time.The pass rate was in the 70th percentile which is very telling (and the best pass rate so far)! I am taking a review course and studying the areas that I need to improve in hoping that the second try will be my last. Hope this helps!

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    Looking for feedback on National Certification exam...What is required to pass and interested in level of difficulty. Stressed out....haven't taken a standardized test in 28 years.....



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