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The way this thing is designed now, is you have to take the online exam THEN go to the course with your passing certificate. So, you have to self teach.

Well... you get two attempts to pass. Guess what? I failed AGAIN with a 75% on the second try.

I give up. I'm about to tell my work I don't want to float to OB anymore. It was $23 to pay for the online portion, then I bought the book used for like $10. I'm not gonna keep paying to fail. Total waste of money. URG!

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The way this thing is designed now, is you have to take the online exam THEN go to the course with your passing certificate. So, you have to self teach.

Well... you get two attempts to pass. Guess what? I failed AGAIN with a 75% on the second try.

I give up. I'm about to tell my work I don't want to float to OB anymore. It was $23 to pay for the online portion, then I bought the book used for like $10. I'm not gonna keep paying to fail. Total waste of money. URG!

(Just Venting, That's all)
What is the NRP my dear? Sorry that you failed but I am confused why you do the exam first then go to the course! Makes no sense to me. Hang in there
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Deep Breath, Sarah.... You CAN do this... You passed NCLEX on your first try, so you can pass this test too....

Is this certificate required for you to work in OB? If so, then the hospital should be paying for it, not you.

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Is this certificate required for you to work in OB? If so, then the hospital should be paying for it, not you.
Yes, that's what it is. And no, they shouldn't. I am non-benefitted. I signed that away, when I agreed to get $7 more an hour for ZERO benefits, including educational certs.

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What is the NRP my dear? Sorry that you failed but I am confused why you do the exam first then go to the course! Makes no sense to me.
Neonatal Resuscitation Program; it's like ACLS on infants. The way the program goes is that you do the exam online, and then bring a certificate of completion to the skills portion and you get certified if you pass the skills part. They've changed it. There's no longer an option to take the exam and be taught in person for the theory portion.

I'm just a float to OB, and this isn't working for me. I think I'll just tell them that I want to stop floating to that department. It's not worth the headache.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:25 PM
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[quote=SVL;123518]Yes, that's what it is. And no, they shouldn't. I am non-benefitted. I signed that away, when I agreed to get $7 more an hour for ZERO benefits, including educational certs.



Was unaware that you were non benefitted.... that sucks that you have to self teach... and take the test without the option of studying first... I've never heard of such a thing...
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Was unaware that you were non benefitted.... that sucks that you have to self teach... and take the test without the option of studying first... I've never heard of such a thing...
Oh, I can study & I did. It's even open book. I just didn't pass. Twice, and that's the max before you have to re-pay and there's like 9 parts to it.
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If it is just getting the cert so you can float to that unit then I would probably do the same. However, you are a smart woman and I would not feel bad at not passing. First off, it is not your primary area and second, we all mess up at something sometime. Lord knows I have prepared for tests and failed at a few. It happens. But I do not think it is you that failed. It sounds like they should teach a reveiw class of some kind to help give direction for any self teaching needed before the exam.

Geez, my preceptor ( a while back ) failed NCLEX twice before passing and she is such a smart and wonderful nurse. She is clinical nurse specialist now and does the standards of care policies for the hospital I used to work at.

Try again later but take a step back for a bit.
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yeah. it's just for floating. they like me on the unit and want to keep me as a float option, but I was told now I have to get NRP. I think I am just going to tell them that because the exam is $23, then the skill portion is $200, I am not willing to spend the $200+ for a unit that I'm just a float in. I like it there, but it's nothing that I am serious about doing a speciality change to. I can still float to tele, med/surg and oncology like I have been doing. No biggie. I'm not concerned. Just annoyed at the format.
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Yes, that's what it is. And no, they shouldn't. I am non-benefitted. I signed that away, when I agreed to get $7 more an hour for ZERO benefits, including educational certs.



Neonatal Resuscitation Program; it's like ACLS on infants. The way the program goes is that you do the exam online, and then bring a certificate of completion to the skills portion and you get certified if you pass the skills part. They've changed it. There's no longer an option to take the exam and be taught in person for the theory portion.

I'm just a float to OB, and this isn't working for me. I think I'll just tell them that I want to stop floating to that department. It's not worth the headache.

Thanks for the explanation hon just follow your heart and head towards the chemo side of things. I know that is where your real interest lies. I wish you well in what ever you do.
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Like Sabby said, follow your heart. But it is nice to know that they do like you on that unit and were encouraging of your getting the NRP so you could float there more.
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