I'm curious as to how other nursing programs
assess competency of skills. We have clinical practical exams (CPEs) at the end of each semester in which we are given 3 skills (always 1 sterile) to perform for an instructor in the practice lab. If you make a mistake, you can repeat the exam (the missed skill + 3 new ones), but if you fail the second attempt, then you fail the entire nursing course for the semester. This is incredibly nerve wracking! We just had these exams this week and I passed-YAY! Do all programs do this?