I am a first time traveler wondering about the Prophecy Health competency tests. Tough, need to study? Want to hear other experiences. Thanks in advance.
Ask a Travel Nurse Answer:
I am not familiar with the test of which you spoke. However, my view is that if it is a competency test, I know I’m competent, so I never study for these things. I feel like if it’s something that I’m doing on a daily basis at work, that’s my study session. I don’t mean to sound arrogant there, it’s just that I wasn’t one of those people who took the refresher course before state boards. I felt like if I didn’t know it, maybe I shouldn’t pass the test. Those who did take the refresher course, certainly are not less of a nurse for doing so, it’s just their process.
These type of tests are common in the world of travel nursing, so if you are one who does like to review information before a test, please do not interrupt the process that works for you.
To find out more info on that specific test, try just typing the name into a search engine like Google or Yahoo or post the question on one of the travel nursing forums like UltimateNurse.com or the travel nursing forum on Delphi (go to delphiforums.com and type travel nursing into the search box). You do have to join Delphi to use the forum (believe this is still free), but that forum has over 40,000 travelers, so you might have some luck there.
Finally, talk to your recruiter. Your travel company has a vested interest in helping you pass ANY test that pertains to your assignment. See if they have any information or a study guide for you.
Sorry I could not be more helpful, but hopefully one of the above suggestions will lead you to your answer.