Case Management

Mentor moment: If at first you don?t? succeed, try again

Case Management Weekly, July 25, 2012

Failing a certification exam doesn’t mean you’re a poor case manager. 

“There’s a certain skill to taking exams. There are some excellent case managers who have failed [their] exam,” says Sandra Lowery, RN, BSN, CCM, CRRN, CNLCP, a senior consultant and trainer at CCMI Associates in Francestown, N.H. 

Sometimes your test-taking skills, not your knowledge, are the problem. And if you suspect that your test-taking abilities caused you to fail, review test-taking strategies before your next attempt. An Internet search can help you find useful tools to help improve your test-taking skills. 

On average, 30% of first-time Certified Case Manager® test-takers fail the exam, according to the Commission for Case Management Certification® website. If you’re among them, you can always try again.   

Editor’s note: This article is adapted from an article that originally appeared in the July Case Management Monthly published by HCPro, Inc.

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