AFP medical center RN residency - page 2

hi. does anyone here have tried applying in afp medical center for rn residency this is a six months training. i just want to ask if they have physical requirement to those aspiring applicant? what... Read More

  1. by   r0b0c0p
    Hi messageinabox. Did you take the Residency Training Exam? How was it? What are the common topics that were asked? Thanks in advance for your reply.
  2. by   messageinabox
    Yes, robocop. I already took the Qualifying exam. Common topics are MS, Pedia, some OB and a lot of computation. If you practiced the NCLEX reviewer Q&A's, its fairly similar to that. In fact, so similar that they also have SATA questions (about 5, I think). I found the exam "ok lang" (just right). Im kind of confident in my answers in calculations because I like math. Bring a calculator.
  3. by   1103alym
    Quote from messageinabox
    Yes, robocop. I already took the Qualifying exam. Common topics are MS, Pedia, some OB and a lot of computation. If you practiced the NCLEX reviewer Q&A's, its fairly similar to that. In fact, so similar that they also have SATA questions (about 5, I think). I found the exam "ok lang" (just right). Im kind of confident in my answers in calculations because I like math. Bring a calculator.
    hi! how are you going to know if you pass the said qualifying exam? are they going to check it right after or you have to wait for their call or email?
    Thanks! Im planning to try it out too.
  4. by   ilovetiggerdear
    Quote from 1103alym
    hi! how are you going to know if you pass the said qualifying exam? are they going to check it right after or you have to wait for their call or email?
    Thanks! Im planning to try it out too.
    They will be posting the names of all those who passed the exam and you will also receive a text message as to when you will be interviewed. Expect it to be posted around July. The last part of the exam is composed of 10 (?) computations. Very basic. Just know your conversions (g-mg-g-mg), D/S X Q and your Vol/Time X DF/60 mins formula. The rest of the exam is multiple choice.

    Not to dampen the spirits of those who really want to train at AFPMC, but as much as 70-85% of those who qualified for the RN Residency program have "padrinos" inside the AFP and/or Dept of National Defense. I am currently training there and I am proud to say that I am part of the 30%. Most of the staff there really get surprised whenever I tell them that I do not know anyone from the inside. Anyway, good luck! If you have a high board rating and do well in the exam you have a high chance to be qualified. Even higher if you have a referral. Just try and never lose hope!!! You never know what fate has in store for you
  5. by   messageinabox
    Nursing Service Training will post the names of those who passed the Qualifying Exam first week of July. I don't think they will call nor email because contact details are not asked during the test (you will just fill out you name, no info sheet), so I think you will just have to check it personally. Good Luck!!
  6. by   1103alym
    Quote from ilovetiggerdear
    They will be posting the names of all those who passed the exam and you will also receive a text message as to when you will be interviewed. Expect it to be posted around July. The last part of the exam is composed of 10 (?) computations. Very basic. Just know your conversions (g-mg-g-mg), D/S X Q and your Vol/Time X DF/60 mins formula. The rest of the exam is multiple choice.

    Not to dampen the spirits of those who really want to train at AFPMC, but as much as 70-85% of those who qualified for the RN Residency program have "padrinos" inside the AFP and/or Dept of National Defense. I am currently training there and I am proud to say that I am part of the 30%. Most of the staff there really get surprised whenever I tell them that I do not know anyone from the inside. Anyway, good luck! If you have a high board rating and do well in the exam you have a high chance to be qualified. Even higher if you have a referral. Just try and never lose hope!!! You never know what fate has in store for you
    Thank you for this. Whew! I'm a bit sad to hear about that "padrino system". Well, on one end I'm not surprised anymore, as it works not only in government institutions but as well in private. A lot of nurses out there who are also eager to join the training or employment opportunities are not given anymore the chance to prove their worth .. only a small portion are left to them. Anyway, congrats.. so I assumed you are in your last month of completing the program, how's the experience so far?
  7. by   elocin06
    Ilovetoggerdear : please help me how to prepare for there skills exam, how is it? I just want to prepare for it because i'm aware that i'm not good in skill.. so please give me an idea how is it going. thank you very mech.
  8. by   1103alym
    Quote from elocin06
    Ilovetoggerdear : please help me how to prepare for there skills exam, how is it? I just want to prepare for it because i'm aware that i'm not good in skill.. so please give me an idea how is it going. thank you very mech.

    hi elocin,

    Are you done with the qualifying exam? If yes, when did you take it?
    Thanks!
  9. by   ilovetiggerdear
    1103alym: THANKS! I still have 2 more months to go and so far so good. I really learned and is still continuing to learn a lot of basic nursing skills (which I never encountered in nursing school) and my confidence level as a nurse really improved. I can do a lot of procedures on my own already (e.g. catheterization, IV insertion, suctioning, tracheostomy care, mixing of medications, NGT feeding, lavage, IM/ID/SQ injections, use of infusion pumps etc.) I am also very fortunate to have been assigned in an area where aside from working with the nicest staff, the patients are toxic! Hehe. Meaning I have the chance to learn a lot. Some of my co-residents complain that they rarely do procedures in their area of duty. Are you planning to train there as well? You should give it a try like I did. I never expected to qualify (since I don't know anyone) but I did. Good luck to all of us!

    elocin06: our skills test was done after passing the exam, interview and finishing all of the lectures. I don't know if it will be the same for the coming batch. Don't worry too much about the skills test. The preceptors are nice and you can even ask help from them. If I can remember correctly, we did NGT feeding, IV insertion, catheterization, enemas and...that's all I can remember for now. I'll get back to you when I have recalled it already. GOOD LUCK!
  10. by   griffin_girl
    do they have height requirements?
  11. by   elocin06
    hi elocin, Are you done with the qualifying exam? If yes, when did you take it? Thank 1103alym: yes I'm done with the qualifying exam but i dont know if i passed bec the result is not yet release and I am not that confident because I also dont know anyone from the inside... I just hope for miracle.. hahahaha..
  12. by   elocin06
    ilovetiggerbear: thank you very much for your help. i also dont know someone in th inside or i have backer, Hope I cna make it like you although there is only a little chance.. In skills exam, are there stills applicants who failed? thank you
  13. by   1103alym
    ilovetigerdear: thanks again for the reply! good for you, at least your learning a lot! congrats! I'm planning to apply.. but from what Ive learned there's no more schedule for the qualifying exam, so maybe next time/batch, that could probably be early next year. By the way, you have mentioned that you're assigned in a toxic area, so most likely in a specialized one, so that lead me to ask you another question (sorry for that, just curious) .Does everyone get the chance to be rotated? Or it could be,one is set to stay in 1 area of assignment until completion of 6 months?
    Thanks.

close