Challenged by BRPT Exam
I mentioned before that I attended the FOCUS spring conference in Florida. My main goal for that event was to attend the sleep educator workshop presented by the BRPT. I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and I did learn a lot; it was worth every penny spent.
Now, I am tasked with passing the associated exam. I attempted it a day or so ago and am disappointed to say that I did not pass on my first try. I had heard that this was the case with a lot of students, but you never think it will be you. Fortunately, the BRPT has extended the deadline for testing and has allowed a third attempt at the exam...
I guess I fell into the trap of thinking that since I've been in sleep long enough, I should know this stuff; I did not expect to have any trouble with the test. I mean, I'm a smart girl. Boy, was that notion a mistake. The exam is very challenging. And since I am not handling stress very well right now, I wanted to sit down and cry and have a big ol' hissy fit when I saw my score. But I didn't.
I'm taking a deep breath and planning to retest this weekend. In retrospect it was probably a bad idea to try to do the test while I was at work even though my boss promised not to bother me. Still, I was interrupted about 25 times. That's my fault. I am really glad now for the extra time to test and for the third attempt. Looks like I may need it too. Good luck to everybody taking this exam, and remember, nothing worth having ever really comes easy.