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#31 of 44 Old 02-27-2010, 11:04 AM
 
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Waiting for results here as well! I took it for the first time and I don't know how I feel! I definitely am second- guessing myself. Gonna be a long few weeks!

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Yes, doing a LOT of second-guessing myself. I actually will not be surprised if I didn't pass. It was just very different than what I'd expected. I think we should get results in a week or so based on what I've hard through the grapevine. That makes me want to pass out, lol.

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waiting here, too...
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I have come to the conclusion, that...one day...when I actually do take the NARM exam, I am going to take it twice. The first time, just to know what to expect. And the second time, to pass.

I know its expensive, but I am a horrible test taker. And I am a person who needs to know what to expect to feel comfortable just in every day life. So, that's my plan.

Good luck to all of those waiting for results! I hope you get them soon...
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I have come to the conclusion, that...one day...when I actually do take the NARM exam, I am going to take it twice. The first time, just to know what to expect. And the second time, to pass.
Probably not a bad plan. It was just difficult, too, because there were no practice exams, so it was hard to know what to even plan for. Oh well...soon we'll know....

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I have come to the conclusion, that...one day...when I actually do take the NARM exam, I am going to take it twice. The first time, just to know what to expect. And the second time, to pass.
That is just what I've been thinking. I have mw friends who tell me, "of course you'll pass, given your experience and the things you talk about that demonstrate your knowledge...the NARM is after all for 'basic' midwifery knowledge testing" But then...I don't know. I have a friend who failed once (it was very close, though) who has tons more experience than me. Besides, I'm kinda lazy--I can't imagine putting in 'cram' time with Varney or even Frye! Still, I've done a ton of reading/studying over time, taken classes at the Uni here, stay active on some boards and learn a lot every day--so maybe I can pass on the first go anyway--especially because I *am* a good test taker (thanks be--part of my above friends problem was *not* having that natural test-taking talent). But, if I fail, then at least I'll have a solid idea of what to expect on the 2nd go.

Then again, there's the cost involved ....so who knows. It's getting close for me, hoping for late 2010 or early '11 readiness. Because of a long break from practice, and needing to get my numbers current (and doing PEP), I have to wait and see. Not to mention saving the $$$. *And* get my paperwork together--UGH! That's the part I really loathe to think about! Where's a good secretary when you need one???
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How is studying for the NARM going? What book is good for the nutrition and herbal questions? Getting nervous now!
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Two questions regarding the NARM:
One are you still required to take a pharmacology class? I can't find the info on the website. Any other college classes required?

Two- can you take the NARM exam before you finish all of your required births? Or do they need to be completed first?

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Two questions regarding the NARM:
One are you still required to take a pharmacology class? I can't find the info on the website. Any other college classes required?

Two- can you take the NARM exam before you finish all of your required births? Or do they need to be completed first?
The NARM exam does not require pharmacology class. If you need to take one would depend on your state requirements and school requirements.

Nope, you cannot do the exam before you finish the births. You finish all the experience parts first, fill out your application and send that in, then do the skills exam, and then do the written exam. It is not unusual to finish you experience MONTHS before you actually take the exam (I finished up the clinical stuff 10 months before I was able to sit the exam).

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K thanks.
That answered my questions.

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How is the studying going for NARM?? As I read the books, I feel comfortable I understand what they are saying, then when I think about it later in the day it all becomes jumbled in my head!!! I would like to understand what parts are going to be more important to learn!! I take it a lot of times we should answer the question with the safest answer ie dial 911, as apposed to what we might really do!!
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Anyone else taking NARM next month?  I am going to Vicki PEnwell's study retreat as well.  Anyone have any other last minute pointers? 


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I'd love to hear about how the study retreat goes after you've gone. I'm considering doing it in early 2013 (which is when I'd hope to take the NARM).


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I'd love to hear about how the study retreat goes after you've gone. I'm considering doing it in early 2013 (which is when I'd hope to take the NARM).


phathui5, are you still planning on taking NARM in early 2013?  I'll be testing in February.  There is a facebook NARM study group here:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/315183961901456/

Also, has anyone used the Certified Midwives Exam Secrets book to help study for NARM?  A couple of my classmates are using it and said it's very helpful.  But...it's 50 bucks and I'm not sure if it's going to just repeat every other midwifery text that I already own.


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