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NMC - CBT

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morgan_porgan has 2 years experience and specializes in NICU.

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Hello all!

So I'm currently in the progress of gaining my pin through the NMC. Can anyone please provide tips/guidance on the NMC CBT! I've taken it once and failed. Walked out of the test thinking it was easy, then got the fail notification a couple hours later. Devastated! 

Honestly, to be fair, I didn't study as hard as I could/should have in preparation. For this second go round, I'm definitely preparing a lot more, but still feel like with some of the practice questions, I'm still like....what the hell?! And its either, you know it or you don't. I'm studying the Royal Marsden manual and reading up on the Code. But any websites with practice questions outside of the free ones that you can search on the internet. Honestly, I keep getting conflicting answers with majority of those questions anyways, so not sure which answer is actually right! It's so frustrating. 

Any help/tips/study guides would be greatly appreciated!

 

-Morgan

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Hello Morgan, 

I had the same issues while preparing for my CBT exam. Then my husband searched through the internet and found website www.applern.com. It was really helpful and I could prepare and gave my exams within a month's time. And by God's grace I cleared it this time. I would recommend you to join the online coaching and achieve success. All the best. 

-Sherin Philip Finny

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Hi Morgan,

I am also in the initial stages of studying for the CBT and wondering if by now you have any advice that helped you or any recommendations?

Any info is appreciated.

Thanks! Randi

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kaitfinder is a BSN, RN and specializes in USA Emergency Nurse, now RN in the UK.

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On 4/15/2019 at 12:37 AM, Smitty555 said:

Hi Morgan,

I am also in the initial stages of studying for the CBT and wondering if by now you have any advice that helped you or any recommendations?

Any info is appreciated.

Thanks! Randi

Heyoo

I'm a US RN just moved to the UK in January and been working as an RNsince that time as well.

Studying advice for CBT:

Get the Royal Marsden Manual of Nursing Procedures textbook. That will help you loads with both CBT and OSCE. CBT is not as difficult as NCLEX by any means, but you do need to pay attention. Brush up on your med calculation and get used to doing them without a calculator because you won't be provided with one. Also look up how to manually calculate drip rate as that is not something we do at all in the US and is something you will do frequently in the UK. I had a few questions about it on my CBT. CBT is mostly patient safety and safeguarding rather then pathophysiology and complex pharmacology questions. You will have plenty of time to take the test so don't stress from that perspective.

Feel free to message me (you or anyone) if you have any questions about the CBT or gaining licensure in the UK as a US RN.

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