The Psychological Services Bureau, or PSB, has been designing programs to determine a candidate’s readiness and suitability for a career in the healthcare field since 1955. Professionals in nursing education recognized a need for an assessment tool, and PSB responded with a specific program for registered nurses.
Since that initial test, PSB courses have been expanded to include not only registered nurses, but also vocational nurses and other career paths in the healthcare assistance area. As a founding member of the Association of Test Publishers, the PSB courses subscribe to the principles established by the American Psychological Association, American Educational Research Association, and the National Council on Measurement in Education.
The PSB courses promise excellence in testing, research, and collaboration working with accredited nursing and other healthcare professions to develop programs that ensure candidates are ready to take on the challenges of a training program. The PSB tests measure not only a candidate’s academic preparedness, but also whether the person is psychologically capable of success in a healthcare assistance field. The goal is to ensure qualified candidates are accepted into the right program and to prevent a candidate from beginning a program for which he or she is not suited either academically or psychologically. The PSB courses are designed to help candidates meet the educational requirements of today’s training programs and also be ready to address the demands of tomorrow as a certified healthcare professional.