Okay, I "re-took" my skills portion of the state test yesterday. Now I'm in the phase of torturing myself with second guessing my steps. I had two skills I am nervous about...one is blood pressure. I took it 4 times and went with what I heard...even though the Test Observer told me to start with 100 and I ended up going higher because I was getting a systolic of upper 120's. Had to go with what I know I heard. Then I had mouthcare - comatose resident. Easy skill, right?! Well now I realize I missed a step that could cost me. I wiped the mouth area but forgot to actually wash their face with a washcloth. That could be the make it or break it for me. This is the 2nd time I've taken the skills portion and don't know if I can do it a 3rd time if I don't pass this one. It took it's toll on me both physically and mentally. Stomach was in knots for at least a week before and I did like anyone would do and studied all the skills, not knowing which 5 I would get. Guess I'm not perfect, as I did realize I missed a step. Does anyone have any encouraging words or insight as to whether I could have passed the mouth care - comatose resident skill? I feel really dumb and am beating myself up over it.