Board Certification - I Passed!

  1. Okay so I am hooting my own horn. So?

    Really, by the age of 50, if ya can't hoot your own horn... by golly.

    On October 19th, I took the Medical / Surgical ANCC test for Board Certification. Honestly, I was sure I failed. I have a bad habit of remembering the wrong answers and quizzed my colleagues in the hall.

    Some areas of questioning, I knew I knew; some areas were flat out best educated guess. I guess I guessed right!

    Holy Moly! Now how do I sign my new initials? lol!

    B.
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  2. 45 Comments

  3. by   prenurse
    :roll
    I JUST READ YOUR POSTING AND I WANTED TO SAY "CONGRATS" TO YOU! REMEMBERING EVERY LITTLE WORD IS HARD, I AGREE. I WAS A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED TO SEE THAT YOU HAD "VIEWS" TO YOUR POSTING BUT NO "REPLYS"........A JOB WELL DONE, DESERVES TO BE NOTICED!

    I AM A COLLEGE STUDENT MYSELF, AND I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND YOUR HARD WORK AND SELF DOUBT. I JUST GOT MY FINAL GRADE TODAY FROM A & P, (b+) AND I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT FEELING LIKE YOU FAILED. NEVER UNDER ESTIMATE YOUR SELF, WHEN EVERYONE ELSE HAS THEIR DOUBTS YOU KEEP YOUR COOL! NEVER LET THEM SEE YOU SWEAT!

    SO AGAIN CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND GOOD LUCK! IN YOUR FUTURE PLANS!!
  4. by   Stargazer
    Congrats, nightngale! :hatparty:

    Do something nice for yourself to celebrate--you've earned it!
  5. by   Brownms46
    nightngale1998 You GO lady! Well done..!
  6. by   fab4fan
    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!:spin: :spin: :spin: :spin:
  7. by   nightingale
    Thank you.. xoxoxox
  8. by   Jenny P
    Congratulations, Nightngale! As a CCRN, I know how hard it is to pass certification exams; your co-workers may or may not be impressed with the hard work and disipline it takes to pass the exam, but I am and you should be proud of your self. First time I passed my certification exam, my DH went and bought me a "Supernurse" tee shirt. I'd strongly recommend that you get one too.
  9. by   nightingale
    lol.. SuperNurse? Do I finally get a cape? lol ... thanks Jenny!
  10. by   plumrn
    Congratulations! I just renewed my med/surg certification for the first time this year. Didn't want it to lapse because I thought it was one of the hardest tests I had ever taken and sure didn't want to go through that again! Thought for sure I had flunked it, too. Treat yourself to something nice! You deserve it.
  11. by   flowerchild
    nightngale1998,
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
  12. by   jenadox
    Nightngale,

    Congrats to you! I also took the test in October so I sympathize with you completely. Did they have to wait the full 8 weeks to send the results? I have been checking and rechecking the mail for about two weeks now

    I started signing RNC Saturday night, the same day the results came in . I already have the paperwork turned in for the reimbursment for the exam cost and the pay increase my employer offers.

    Congrats again!

    Jena, RNC
  13. by   Tweety
    Awesome!!!! That isn't an easy test to pass. I took it several years ago and felt the same way.
  14. by   aus nurse
    Woweeeeeeee CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

    I am so pleased for you nightingale



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