To a nurse who is preparing to retake the CCRN examination after failing to pass it the first time: I admire you for acknowledging how difficult this experience is for you and admitting that failing to pass the examination made you question yourself. Your vulnerability showed how much you care and allowed me to remind you of what a wonderful nurse you are.

I appreciate your honest reflection about what happened during the first examination. You looked back with curiosity and realized several reasons for your stress and distraction during the examination. Your attention to your experience provided learning and insight on how to approach your second examination differently.

I am inspired by the continuing pursuit of your goal. It takes courage to try again and not give up. Your persistence demonstrates your strength, and I know you will ultimately be successful.

The patient in this scenario is undergoing iatrogenic...

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