Tips for Passing HAAD
Passing HAAD Exam can open whole lots of opportunities for you as nurses are in high demand in hospitals in UAE. Failing an HAAD exam can be devastating as all hope and aspiration appears to be blurred. Here are few things I think might help you to pass your HAAD exam at first attempt (Tips for Passing HAAD):
Before your exam
– Conduct a rapid review of the anatomy and physiology of the human system.
– It is equally important to review diseases affecting those systems and the treatment options.
– Review nursing responsibilities, delegation and collaborative care. Know the independent functions of a nurse, the interdependent and collaborative roles. Questions usually come up on this so you just have to be sure and know how to different between those 3 functions.
– Read your fundamentals of nursing and nursing responsibilities as it relates to patient care
– Reviewing practice guidelines and policies as it affects healthcare and nursing care services isn’t a bad idea.
– Review nursing independent, interdependent and collaborative roles
– Read about infection control principles
– Practice questions in Saunders NCLEX-RN Questions and Answers, 5th and 6th editions are fine but if you can lay your hand on the 7th edition then it’s ok
– If you can lay your hand on Gapuz ABC’s of passing foreign exams that would be ok. Note that there are not specific exam preparatory books for HAAD.
Tips for Passing HAAD Exam at first attempt
– Don’t take the exam for granted, prepare ahead of time. A one month intensive preparation is ok if you already work in acute care unit, you will just be fine. Others whose practice setting isn’t acute care or might be slow learner can practice for 2 months
– Free your mind from unnecessary worry and apprehension. Its fine to be nervous at first but do not panic. Remember larger percent of people sitting for HAAD the first time usually passed so don’t fidget.
– Remember there is no negative marking so it is better to make sure you answer all questions
– Although the time allotted for the exam is enough but you should also be time conscious and not waaste too much time on a particular question.
On the exam day
– Get to the centre early with your identification card
– After verification your picture and signature will be captured electronically
– You will have to go through the examination rules and regulations
– You will be allotted a locker to place all your items in
– You will be taken to the computer testing room where you will be allotted a computer for your exam
– Invigilator will log you in and a short tutorial about the exam will be presented to you before the exam begins.
– Upon successful completion of the exam you will be taken to reception to be checked out, collect your result and belongings. A copy of your result will be forwarded to HAAD which will reflect in your account
– Nurses who recently sat for HAAD prometric exam have said the result can now take up to 72 hours as it is no longer available immediately. We hope this will be rectify later.
Have you sat for HAAD Prometric exam recently? Please share your experience with others using the comment box below.