Congrats to everyone who recently passed the CCRN. I know itís a hard exam. Good Job.
I personally am not ashamed of confessing I failed by 1 question. I still have my results. I was so angry I decided not to retake it. This was 10 years ago March 7 2003.
I understand today Iím not the newbie (only 5mons in ICU) that I was back then. Today Iím the seasoned Open Heart Trauma Flight OIF Veteran who trains everyone & then they get certified. When they see Iím not certified theyíre shocked.
It's not mandatory to be certified to work on my CTICU, but it's highly recommend. There's also no extra payment for any certifications in by job. This is why some of us aren't certified. However, the unit has names of all CCRN/CMC/CSC certified nurse on board.
I studied my brains out for this exam once & didn't make it. Even today I have doubts to taking any certifications all related to my 1st experience sitting for the CCRN as a new ICU nurse 10 yrs ago.