Don't Curse the Nurse!

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I Passed.

on April 12, 2018

Almost two years ago I posted about my failure to pass a specialty nursing certification exam.

It hurt.

Six months later I took it again with the same results. I physically felt like less of a person, less of a nurse.

Over the years, I’ve been repeatedly recognized for the quality of my work. Still yet, I wanted to pass that test. I wanted closure on the dogma that correctly answering at least 140 out of 185 questions legitimized my knowledge in the surgical setting.

So, yes, I took the exam again.

And I passed.

The joy is tempered by the fact that it took me three attempts. Fortunately, it didn’t deter the response of my coworkers.

I’m most thankful for the one coworker that said, “ I’m so proud that you didn’t give up.”

Yeah… just typing that sentence makes me smile.

I’m glad I didn’t give up!

 


14 responses to “I Passed.

  1. Jeanine says:

    Job well done Susan 😘

  2. Haalah says:

    Congratulations 🎊 🎊

  3. Beth says:

    You need more than just congratulations. Not giving up is a quality many do not understand or possess. That quality in you is commendable and should be followed by others. May you always be blessed with that zeal.

  4. Denise says:

    Congrats..nosmall feat. Which cert did you pursue?

    • Susan says:

      CAPA. The first time, I was doing it because I thought I could do anything. The second time, my efforts were on behalf of the hospital. Then I got mad and took it the third time for me.

  5. Kymber says:

    Congratulations! May you always persevere. ❤

  6. joey says:

    Good for you! I’m glad you didn’t give up! I have many friends in healthcare, and on the one hand, I feel like they test way too often, but on the other hand, I’m glad these things are tested.
    Congratulations!

  7. Elaine VonRosenstiel says:

    Congratulations, Susan! You are a super star.

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