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    Performance Based Development System(PBDS)Testing

    Does anyone know about the PBDS and what it is all about? I am new to traveling and have to take the test when I get to Florida. Any suggestions for taking the test?

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    Re: Performance Based Development System(PBDS)Testing

    PBDS is a computer program which assess the individuals knowledge base. It presents the test taker with different scenarios and based on your answers it helps your educator know what areas you might need help in. Most hospitals in the DFW area are using PBDS to help them assess how long of an orientation a new employee might need. If you have experience in your area then the test is fairly easy. It does require critical thinking skills.

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    Re: Performance Based Development System(PBDS)Testing

    When you take your PBDS, be sure to get a card from the educator, then when you go to another facility in a one year frame, they can call and get your results rather than you having to test again. I just found that out with this assignment.

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    Hi all. I have been traveling since '01 and am now being asked to take the PBDS for the first time. I was reading some threads and understand there is a study guide. Could someone let me know how to obtain one? Thanks...Nancy Also a newbie here so pls forgive mistakes

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    Re: Performance Based Development System(PBDS)Testing

    Just a reminder....you can set your user CP to allow e-mails. Best not to post e-mail addies on the site for protection.

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    Re: Performance Based Development System(PBDS)Testing

    Here is a link to the PBDS study guide:
    Free PBDS Study Guide
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    Re: Performance Based Development System(PBDS)Testing

    i just took the med/surg/tele pbds in june and passed to work agency but made myself crazy worrying about it..i wanted to take the ICU but didnt want to fail it then not get to work at this hosp at all. going tomor to take the ER version which i havent heard anyone talk about.. but from what the employees have told me are Triage senerios.. so wish me luck..if a pass good if i fail doesnt mean im a bad nurse just a VERY BAD test taker!!

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    Re: Performance Based Development System(PBDS)Testing

    HI Amanda

    Can you pls help help with the PBDS study guide pls pls

    taj

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    Re: Performance Based Development System(PBDS)Testing

    Hi Nicu,
    Sorry to say, but,if you don't pass they will cancel you.. So, study and ask your company to let you speak to other nurses who have taken it.
    This is not standard test.
    Good Luck

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    Re: Performance Based Development System(PBDS)Testing

    Quote Originally Posted by wessamik View Post
    HI Amanda

    Can you pls help help with the PBDS study guide pls pls

    taj

    If you look just a couple posts above yours, you will find the link to the study guide...
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