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  1. I'm 2/3 of the way through my contract at Pitt Memorial in Greenville, NC, and I have to say it's the best assignment I've had yet. Aside from having to take that &^%$#! PBDS, everything's been great. I'm working on Cardiac Intermediate and loving it. Also, my apartment's been so good I asked my recruiter if I could pack it up and take it with me LOL. I would have no hesitation in recommending this place to other travelers, *except* for warning them about the PBDS.
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    About cvryder

    Joined: Jan '06; Posts: 112; Likes: 9
    Worked in many fields but always come back to critical care. Just started travel nursing in Sept. 2005. My goal for the year is to take and pass the CCRN exam
    Specialty: 20 year(s) of experience

    17 Comments

  3. by   nightingale
    Good to hear. Thank you.

    So how was the PBSD? How did you prepare to take the test?
  4. by   housemomma
    Wife and I loved the greenville area!! She enjoyed Pitt CO. hospital as well. Which apartment complex were you at?? The Pointe at Wimbledon was our complex... A lil drive but very safe area...... Nothing like southern cooking!! Did you hear the comment . "We arent hillbillies this is east carolina........ not north or south!!" BTW aren't the road condition there very nice... Best roads we have traveled on so far!
  5. by   rn-johni
    I'm taking a travel position at Pitt next week, providing I pass the PBDS; any suggestions on that God-Aweful thing? How was the staff as far as administering, grading it?
  6. by   housemomma
    When I had to take that PBDS my company had a class for it. That was the only way I would feel comfortable taking that test. It was a conference call with a few other travelers and a leasion RN. I took notes and it was very very helpful. My educater at Pitt said I did very well, I was so relieved I didn't even go back to look at how I had done. If I had to take the test again I would sign up for another conference call to refresh my memory.
  7. by   Sylvia321
    <<<When I had to take that PBDS my company had a class for it>>>

    What agency gives a class?
  8. by   rn-johni
    Is there any way I could get in on this test prep conference call?
  9. by   nightingale
    Conference call for the PBDS? That sounds like a great idea. Which Agency, housemamma were you with that did that?
  10. by   cvryder
    I don't know how you'd prepare for the PBDS. I only found out about it a week before I went there, and didn't know it would be "one and done" for travelers. It was HORRIBLE. I've expressed my feelings about it on another thread. I don't want to ever have to go through it again.
  11. by   housemomma
    a member of the EVIL empire. Everyone says they are evil but we (Wife and I) have nothing but good experiences with them. Housing has always been excellent as well as never a messed up paycheck .

    She was with Medical Express
  12. by   zipporah
    I took the PBDS in naples florida. Travelers that "flunked it" didn't have a job. I got a copy of my results, don't want to do it again. I wondered if it would become standard. Nurses only need 1 or 2 years of experience to travel, hospitals want a measuring tool. I had no heads up at all; I was traveling with American Mobile.
  13. by   boringscreenname
    Housemomma-
    Medical Express has been nothing but professional and honest from the beginning. Also, housing is safe and ALWAYS free!! Never made a mistake on a paycheck or anything else. Recruiter is awesome!! Say what you will, but Medical Express Rocks!!
  14. by   housemomma
    I never said otherwise. I wrote that people call them that . WE love MEdical express........... They have always treated us right.

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