We are writing today to take this opportunity to congratulate each and every one of you on achieving your dream of completing a pharmacy education. Today's health care environment will provide no shortage of challenges as you pursue your new career in what was formerly the most trusted profession in America. We would like to encourage you though, to see each challenge not as a barrier, but as an as an opportunity. An opportunity to adapt, conform and be recast into the mold that today's marketplace demands of the modern pharmacist. With that in mind, we would like to share with you the following exciting announcement:
We have totally re-worked the NAPBLEX licensure examination to reflect the state of the profession in the 21st century.
We understand the burden this puts on you. For the past 6 to 12 years you have been diligently preparing for the day you would be expected to show your competence in the fields of pharmacology and the other medication related sciences. However, today's practice of medicine is increasingly patient-centered, and we must realize that we will either meet the expectations of our patients or cease to be relevant. That being the case, we are pleased to announce NAPBLEX 2.0, the new testing standard that will ensure we are meeting the needs of those we serve. To ease the transition, we are providing the following sample test. While obviously we cannot publish the exact questions that will be used, we are confident that you will find this guide useful in deciding if you are capable of providing what will be expected of you throughout your working career:
OFFICIAL 2010 NABPLEX STUDY GUIDE
1) Where's the bathroom?
2) How many refills do I have left?
3) How many inches should be left clear around emergency store exits at all times?
4) Is this on the four-dollar list?
5) When you said the tissue paper was on my right, did you mean this side?
6) I can't find it.
7) Why do I have to sign?
8) Ten dollars? Didn't you bill my insurance?
10) This label says to take 2 tablets every 6 hours, how many should I take?
11) So I could just take 4 tablets now, right?
13) Is this antibiotic any good?
14) Why aren't these yellow? Last time they were yellow.
15) BJ, a 54 year old white male, complains of lethargy, constipation, and depressed mood for the last 6 months. His skin appears dry and brittle and he insists on wearing a jacket at normal room temperature. Past medical history includes multiple episodes of deep vein thrombosis, currently treated with warfarin 5mg a day. TSH levels were measured at 7.0mlU/L. Suggest a treatment plan for BJ, including relevant monitoring parameters and precautions in light of current medication.
Wait. That question was from last year. Forget that last question.
In conclusion we would like to wish all of you the best of luck as you start your new work life. You will need it.