*Name = Kevin (Last name withheld)
Date = 2/6/2015 - 2/8/2015
I had my test on 2/6/15-2/8/15. I passed with no repeats, thanks to this
program. I am a confident and realistic person with a good level of common
sense and intelligence but I was a basket case for about 30 days heading
into this exam. Your program was what got me through it with a passing
My advice for all is to follow this program and review all of the changes to
the study guide. Approach the exam just as stated in the videos. Your care
may seem to be choppy and inconsistent but you will not be evaluated
based on your fluidity of care. Do each of your assigned areas of care
individually and follow the mnemonics for the assessment and the charting.
I do have to say that this program is weak on the nursing care plans so I
used the e-mail and phone PCS to polish my plans as well
as receive feedback on charting. I can tell you, these resources are
invaluable though a little inconsistent. Lots of feedback from the
evaluators and I really felt like I needed more practice but before I knew it
my TEST was upon me and I couldnt do any more of these. DO THEM!!!!
In each of my PCS I had comfort care, I had to revise my care plan because
the pt denied the need for my interventions. Also be aware that you will
need to chart a rationale for choosing your interventions. I did not chart a
rationale for one of my interventions on my last PCS but was given a pass
based on the rule of 1 forgiveness.
The CEs were quite nice to me and the CA was supportive and continually
offered words of encouragement to the group. I was one of 6 testing that
weekend, I tested at Chambersburg, Pa. I think I was the only one that
Thanks Rob and good luck to all,
*Name = Kristen Hover
Date = Dec 26 - 28, 2014
Hello! I passed on my first try in Madison, Wisconsin at St. Mary's hospital a
couple weekends ago. I had to repeat two labs (the second day of testing
was the most stressful day of my life thus far) but didn't have to repeat any
PCSs. Rob- thank you so much for your mneumonics! I used them all and
they worked perfectly for everything I did. 🙂 It's still sinking in. Thanks
again for everything.
*Name = Julius Nyamao
Date = Dec. 13-15, 2014
I used your mnemonics in my TEST test this weekend. Everything went so
smooth and i passed!!!!!! thank you for everything.
*Name = Julie Berube
Date = Nov. 14 - 16, 2014
Hi Rob, figured I would share my experience of the TEST. Tested 11/14/14-
11/16/14 at Albany Med. Thanks for the site!
Lab stations- passed all four on the first try. The IV push was to give 1mL
over 30 seconds, which I had never practiced less then 1 minute pushes.
Saturday- Passed first 2 PCS without any problems. First one was a
pediatric patient (7yrs old) who was admitted because of a headache for 16
days. I had fluid management, mobility (assist with 1 walk during PCS),
pain management, medications and neurological assessment. Second PCS
was an 83 y/o woman who just had cardiac surgery. I had pain
management, wound management, medications and respiratory
management. Had to transfer her to chair during PCS. The second one
was during lunch so with everything that needed to be done, I was
pressed for time at the end. I literally had 4 minutes before the time was
Sunday- Failed first PCS of the day, but was able to make it up and passed
the redo without any issues. The one I failed was completely stupid and
my fault. It was on a 34 who had just had abdominal surgery, she had
more tubes and drains than I even knew what to do with. I was only
responsible for her foley and the IV running the NS for her PCA pump. All
other tubes did not need to be touched at all. I had abdominal
assessment, pain management and respiratory management. I did
everything perfectly with the patient but had used acute pain as one of the
diagnosis. One of the interventions was to offer a back rub, which I did but
she declined. I then asked if she wanted to be repositioned, she did and
was more comfortable. The problem is in narrative notes I made note that
she refused the backrub and was repositioned instead. The problem was I
did not revise my care plan to reflect the change. I guess that is a new
thing, before you could have just documented it but!
now it needs to be revised. You could tell the CE really did not want to fail
me for that, but she had too. It was my mistake. The final PCS for that day
was a 79 y/o woman who was admitted for a rectal mass, she had not had
surgery yet. It was very simple, I & Os, ambulate patient around hall,
respiratory management, abdominal assessment, comfort management and
flush her IV. Completed that PCS without any problems.
The CEs and CA were very nice, it was intimidating having someone
standing over you watching everything you do but as long as you follow the
mnemonics and set up a grid, you will do fine. There were 6 people who
started, 4 definitely failed and there was 1 other student there after I was
complete, so not sure of his out come. A lot of the students had never
heard of setting up a grid or mnemonics. I thought it was the key to my
success. Also, it is very important to do only what they ask! That one
patient had an ostomy, TPN, PICC line, 2 IV hep locks and a JP drain. There
was so much it was overwhelming, but then I realized it wasnt as hard as it
seemed. The CE even said everything else was perfect, just the care plan
needed to be revised. To tell you the truth, I never thought I would have
passed the first attempt at this test. I read so many blogs of people failing,
how I could pass. It was a very nerve wrecking test, barely slept, had
trouble eating was so afrai!
d of failing. I tested at Albany Med and had flown in from San Francisco, did
not want to pay for this test again. Just know what is expected of you,
follow the mnemonics and you will pass. I used robsREVIEW and watched
videos from you tube, never went to any of the workshops because of the
cost and having to take more time off work. I studied for about 2 months
before the test. I also did the free practice care plans from the faculty.
Would highly recommend taking advantage of those. There are 3 that you
can submit by email and 3 other ones that can be discussed during a phone
call. I did not find the weekly phone calls useful because I really didnt know
what to ask. The CEs are not out to get you, they really want you to pass,
but you need to do everything right.
*Name = Alissa Northington
Date= Nov. 7-9, 2014
I passed! I attended the TEST that was offered in Lubbock on November 7-
*Name - Racel W.
Date = Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2014
I wanted to thank you for putting these videos together. your mnemonics
helped make the TEST less scary and less hard. I passed at Meriter last
weekend. It was my first time. I had to repeat a pcs because I goofed on
the care plan. Your mnemonics helped me stay on track. I like that you
show us how to throw a "PCS" together with stuff around the
house because I was having some financial difficulty during my study time.
I didn't have the time to wait on materials to arrive or the funds to obtain
them. Thank you so much for showing me how to pass!!!!
*Name = Jazmine L.
Date = Oct. 10-12, 2014
Hello Rob! First and foremost: Thank you for your wonderful program. It is
definitely under-priced. I passed the TEST on my first try in Atlanta using
only your products and the faculty information on december
15th, 2013. I was so nervous. I could not eat. I wanted to just bolt from my
hotel room and go back to New York. But your products gave me reason to
believe that there was a chance that I could succeed. With your help I was
comforted by the fact that as long as I did everything that I practiced, I
should pass. And I did!! Also I passed my boards this June so I am an RN
now. So once aagin, thank you for your help!!! Only thing is: Im a little
disappointed that my name isn't posted as one of your success stories. I
emailed you immediately after I passed telling you all of the gory details
and I was hoping to hear from you or see my name posted. I know you are
busy. I just feel a little sad about it because I have been recommending
you to al!
l of my co-workers and my name isn't even listed on your lovely website:(
*Name = Caroline Gabriel
Date = Oct. 10-12, 2014
I PASSED. WOW what a great feeling. I am flying high. Without your skills
videos and the mneumonics I would have never made it. I flew through all
the care plans and documentation with out any stress or repeats. You are
fabulous. Thank you so much for all you have done in putting this TEST site
together. I really appreciated all you have done.
Date = Jan 22-25, 2010
I Rob,thank you very much for all of your support for THE TEST. I passed
this weekend with no repeats after failed twice. Some one i met passed
first time after using your videos told me about your stuff - the check
list is so good, this is the best approach ! I hope everyone that
is planning to take THE TEST will read this. Don't post my name please
just for privacy. If they will follow your instructions, they will never
go wrong. God bless you.
*Name = Janice Nakamura
Date = Jan 15-17, 2010
I just wanted to thank you for your pneumonics. I used them all and I
passed today in Plano, TX with no repeats! I don't know if I would
have passed without them. Thanks again!!!
*Name = Leslie
Date = Jan 8-10, 2010
Hi rob i have to first start off saying Thank You ! I passed my TEST on
the first try i couldn't of done it without your help. I used your grids
and mnuemonics on all of my areas of care and followed your advice
and i Passed! Im so relieved that it's over now i can breathe and just
prepare for my state boards. Again thanks for your help.
*Individual Results may vary