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<br>CaringHandsMss, what is your state that looks at GPA from an accredited school? I'm asking because our school, which is pretty new, has decided not to give grades, but rather to just pass or fail students. I'm disappointed because all along they've been telling us what we need to do to get A's in our classes, and I have gone above and beyond all requirements in order to get A's. Now I find out I'm not getting any higher marks than those who have done half the work and studying than I have done. I've also noticed that now that the students realize it doesn't matter how well they perform on tests and assignments, or how long it takes them to complete assignments, they are slacking off. Most of the students in my school seem to just want to "get by". <br><br>If I should move to a state that looks at GPA as a requirement rather than the NCE, I need to be forwarned as getting a pass or fail might not cut it with some state licensing requirements. Actually, if what you are saying proves to be true, that might be enough to persuade my school to change their thoughts on grades. More and more of the students are coming from out of state.<br><br>~Samanthamy state doesn't require the NCE test anymore to be taken to practice here, instead they see One's performance (GPA) at am Acceredited School
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In a way it was good as I got to see the questions and was more relaxed and went back home and studied what I saw I was unsure of even though I was pissed as heck at that time.
By the way my school only has pass or fail and does not give grades. They have been doing that for 30 years. I believe most private schools do that unlike the more public like colleges.
I live in Nevada which requires the exam. I just got my license for the County which includes the stip and for Las Vegas City. Cannot get a license in Henderson because they require the school to be natinally accredited which mine is in California only.
The state of Nevada just passed a law for a state license which becomes effective Oct 1, 2005. If they do not require the national accredited schools they Henderson will change their laws. I looked up the bill and it looks like so far that is not written in it. They will require an exam though. It probably will be the same exam.
Anyone in Nevada interested can read it in
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/73rd/reports ... fm?ID=1785
I just looked again and they removed the date of Oct 1 from the page. Do not know why unless they are changing the date. It was at the very bottom the other day as the day it would become official.
Good luck with your exam this time will be a charm.
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I have been teaching massage therapy for 20 years, and I have had many students who failed the National Exam 3x. Don't feel bad, they don't test you on what you know, they test you on whether you know how to take a test. I actually know some of the people at the AMTA that started the process of NCTMB testing and it was never intended to be a licensing exam. That's what makes it so "out-of-place." But as states began adopting state licensure, they did not have the resources and money to write their own test, so they adopted the NCE. One of my friends was actually an adviser to the Nevada Massage State licensing board in the early 1990's.
I say "Don't give up!" I have tutored graduates in preparation to take the exam and I also have a website devoted to preparing for the exam. It is set up the same way where you take online quizzes, one at a time, and it gives you instant feedback. Most everyone that has used it has passed because many of the questions are almost the same as the NCE. It's at: http://www.massage-nce.com/. If you like it (take the free tour), let me know and I will make a special arrangement with you, since you spent so much money already.
I do think they should base things off GPA. I got around a 4.0 including attendance.
Its hard enough to get work and do the work day to day let alone having to worry about a frikken test and going through automated phone systems.. These are the things that tick me off to no end. I wouldn't even complain about the work so much. This is the biggest distraction here.