i want to die i failed my cna exam - page 4

by yajaira21

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Im such an idiot i want to die i passed the written but i failed the skills and i failed on one of the easiest ones radial pulse I hate myself so much i cant belave how stupid i am i have been studying everyday like crazy ... Read More


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    I took my skills test today as part of our classroom work and failed it. I was mortified!! I placed the bedpan wrong, didn't open the curtain when I was finished, touched the bedpan with both of my gloves, didn't raise the bed to waist level, and didn't tell the client that I was leaving to provide privacy.

    Now I am scared to death that I will fail the state test.
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    Well, we told ya so !!!
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    I believe and by by believe I mean I actually did fail my skills test on Monday. I had to dress a patient with right arm weakness and did it the wrong way. I am soooo upset with myself because I had to travel to another state to find a class that was at a college and would be covered by financial aid (the classes where I live cost around $1500 and are run by private companies). We had to be at our clinicals at 7:30 am, I did all of that, passed the class with an "A" and failed the skills test. I read about another person on here who failed because of the same skill, I just know in my heart I failed. I went through all of that for absolutely nothing. I don't have the time or the money to keep taking the test so I think I may pursue something else. I feel like crap and I just needed to vent my frustrations.
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    I would be upset too if that happened but dont give up! Never give up! You already made it that far. Counting the radial pulse is hard. In my opinion it was the hardest skill especially if the persons pulse skips a beat (like mine I have a heart murmur) or if the persons pulse is faint.Just keep practicing and try it again
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    For all of you visual learners that live in NC (they style of testing varies from state to state) there are videos from Gaston College on all the CNA skills on youtube. They helped me a lot since I can read all day and still not get something completely. Maybe this will help. Keep your head up and good luck!

    Here is a link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT-kxGlbD5k

    Look for the ones that are by jtduncan56
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    Quote from ncbutterfly

    I took my skills test today as part of our classroom work and failed it. I was mortified!! I placed the bedpan wrong, didn't open the curtain when I was finished, touched the bedpan with both of my gloves, didn't raise the bed to waist level, and didn't tell the client that I was leaving to provide privacy.

    Now I am scared to death that I will fail the state test.
    Dont worry I was scared to death that I would fail it again too but I studied and passed it the second time. You will pass it too.
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    Quote from hope4thefuture
    I believe and by by believe I mean I actually did fail my skills test on Monday. I had to dress a patient with right arm weakness and did it the wrong way. I am soooo upset with myself because I had to travel to another state to find a class that was at a college and would be covered by financial aid (the classes where I live cost around $1500 and are run by private companies). We had to be at our clinicals at 7:30 am, I did all of that, passed the class with an "A" and failed the skills test. I read about another person on here who failed because of the same skill, I just know in my heart I failed. I went through all of that for absolutely nothing. I don't have the time or the money to keep taking the test so I think I may pursue something else. I feel like crap and I just needed to vent my frustrations.
    NO I think you should try it again you still have 2 more chances to pass. You went through all of that, minus well try it again YOU CAN DO IT!

    I failed it the first time (and you can tell from my title that i wanted to die ) But i passed the second time around dont give up you can pass it study study study
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    One guy in my CNA class was a psychologist from Russia try to start all over in America. He had a DOCTORATE and had taken pulse a million times before. His English was still needing work but he was very intellegent. He also failed on the radial pulse. He swore he got the right number but had to take it again. All of us were so mad on his behalf. And even though he was as well, he sucked it up took it again and passed. Now thats humility! Don't beat yourself up about it. Take it again, you will do great!
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    @Yajaira21--just finish reading your post and I see you passed!!...Congrats!!! I am happy for you....I am preparing to take the exam pretty soon, I am waiting to tell me when to take it. What state are you in? and what skills did you get on the 2nd time?
    again--CONGRATULATIONS!!
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    FYI: akk 4 of the ladies that failed at our facility failed 1 failed due to respirations, 1 due to heart rate, and the other 2 i can remember.

    you are not alone.

    if you want to be an RN

    just keep going
    i felt like the stupidest person in all my groups classess...but I made it BSN,RN
    and with a little studying and a lot of hard work...you can make it to
    practice your skills straight from the manual.
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