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Old 03-03-2010, 09:41 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Anybody else get thier results yet from the Feb test?
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Not yet...you?

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I bet you're both so anxious! I'm going to be a wreck (don't think I'll be sitting until Oct).
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Missed it by 3 points. I will retest in Aug...
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Aw! What a bummer, 3 pts! Well, you'll get it next time, right
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Missed it by 3 points. I will retest in Aug...
Oh no, what a bummer! I am sorry! I am sure you will kick some behind in August!!!

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Missed it by 3 points. I will retest in Aug...
Oh no. My thought has been that if I don't pass, at least I'll know what to expect next time... I'll keep you posted.

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Yep, that's what I've been told. I know of RNs with 30 years L&D experience that didn't pass it the first time. There's a tendency to overthink things, cuz they've seen so much...I can see where I have to improve... Thanks, ladies
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I got mine today.

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Missed it by 3 points. I will retest in Aug...
Aw, man! I bet you'll do great in Aug, though!
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Aw, I'm sorry Cathi!

Congrats pumpkin&bean!
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Thanks, ladies. I just need to study more, I think...Congratulations pumpkin and Bean!
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Got mine today, I passed. Barely though! to all, this is such a challenging test.

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Whew...passed! I can't believe how long it took my letter to come. It was definitely a challenging test!

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congrats to all the ladies who passed and s to the ladies who missed it by a hair.

i hear from a lot of those who take it, that the test is not what they expected. can you share what you expected it to be if your expectations were not what the test was? i am asking this b/c it is my understanding that nobody can discuss the test itself. i guess i'd like to know what i shouldn't be thinking about the test, in regards to expectations; is that even allowed to be discussed? i've read the CIB and have seen the breakdown of the test questions and have heard about the books from which to study (varney's, oxorn and foote, etc), but i've yet to form expectations as to what the test is or isn't (other than the expectation that it will be long and more challenging in some places). so, share what you're allowed to if you feel sp inclined!
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i hear from a lot of those who take it, that the test is not what they expected. can you share what you expected it to be if your expectations were not what the test was? i am asking this b/c it is my understanding that nobody can discuss the test itself. i guess i'd like to know what i shouldn't be thinking about the test, in regards to expectations; is that even allowed to be discussed? i've read the CIB and have seen the breakdown of the test questions and have heard about the books from which to study (varney's, oxorn and foote, etc), but i've yet to form expectations as to what the test is or isn't (other than the expectation that it will be long and more challenging in some places). so, share what you're allowed to if you feel sp inclined!
What I found the most difficult about the test is that there is only 1 right answer for each question. So, there might be a scenario and your choices are A-D and I remember a few times thinking, "wait, I would do both B and C!" and so then I had to choose between those two answers and I wasn't sure if I was making the right call by what the NARM exam was looking for. Or maybe I wouldn't do any of the choices I was offered and yet I had to pick one of those. Or, at times I so wished for more information. I was trying to decide between choices A and B and I had wished I knew a blood pressure or FHT or another piece of a picture that was not there that would have made my choices easier. I hope that is helpful without me sharing too much about the exam. Not every answer was obvious to me, although some were very obvious.

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I agree with Ericka.

I didn't think the test was particularly *difficult.* It was highly frustrating at some points because of questions that were worded poorly (two possible interpretations of what was written, not sure which to take, and which way I read it affected the answer). There was nothing I didn't KNOW on the test, but a lot of the questions were of the "what would you do" variety and had nothing to do with whether I knew what caused x or understood hormone cycles or any other of a million facts I have in my head. I appreciate that the test was application-based, because the purpose of the test is to hopefully endorse us as proficient MWs wrt our knowledge base and ability to apply that knowledge, but again...poor wording, subjective answers, sometimes two or more correct answers to a question. I scored really well by following the "best answer" principle and not overthinking things (I went with my first impression every time and finished very quickly compared to others that took the test with me). The "don't overthink things, you'll confuse yourself" advice was the best I'd gotten before going into the exam.

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Waiting for results for August test 2012, is anyone else waiting?

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