Neonatal Pediatric Specialty Exam
One of the more challenging aspects of the neonatal pediatric specialty exam is the vast array of pathologies that the NPS test taker must be familiar with to be successful. While these pathologies and situations can be challenging, understanding a few basic generalities about the array of diseases found on the exam can be extremely helpful. Namely, recognizing that all pathologies and ailments can be categorized into two distinct areas – pulmonary problems and congenital defects or abnormalities.
NPS Exam Pathology Review....
Reducing Test Anxiety
For some, credentialing examinations are a way to measure a candidate’s level of competence in a particular profession. For others, examinations may create stressful situations. Most people experience some level of anxiety during an examination. However, when anxiety begins to affect examination performance it becomes problematic. Classic test anxiety refers to various physiological and emotional responses to tension or stress resulting from apprehension for an upcoming examination
Reducing Test Anxiety...
Selecting a RT Program
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, respiratory therapists are now absorbing most of the responsibilities previously performed by respiratory therapy technicians (www.bls.gov). Respiratory therapy programs preparing graduates for the entry-level Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credential, conferred by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), are available to those seeking gateway instruction in the field.
Selecting an RT Program...
How do I get my NPS?
The Neonatal Pediatric Specialty (NPS) credential can be obtained by any CRT or RRT credentialed respiratory therapist by simply taking the NPS (Neonatal Pediatric Specialty) examination offered by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC). A CRT can challenge the exam after some documented experience with neonates. (see NBRC for specific requirements). A respiratory therapist with an RRT credential may challenge the exam at will, regardless of experience (or no experience) with neonates or pediatric patients
Getting your NPS...
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