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Need help from someone who recently taken the NICU PBDS

by Ashes Ashes (New) New

I know that there are threads out there about the PBDS. I have even visted the Deplhi forums as well. However, many people did not have much to offer about the NICU PBDS. I would like for someone to give me tips on the NICU one if they have taken it within the last 12 months. I have been in the NICU for a while but have severe test anxiety and would like as much help from my fellow nurses as I can get. Thanks. Feel free to email me if you would like to remain confidential. Thanks and God bless you all.


Specializes in NICU.

It's been more than 12 months for me, but I did take the test in 2004. I had been out of nursing for roughly 10 years. I had 12 years of NICU experience. If you've working in a level III, you should do fine. I felt kind of clueless as to specifically what they wanted and thought I must have done very badly, especially after being out so long. I was told I did very well on it. It was looking at a situation and determining what actions are appropriate- chest x-ray, doing a glucose, getting an ABG, notifying the doctor, etc. I also suffer from severe test anxiety and having this sprung on me without notice was rather unnerving. It really was just very basically- what would you do if your baby did this? I would expect anyone with 6 months of NICU to be able to do fairly well. Good luck!

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