CCRN® is a registered service mark of AACN Certification Corporation and denotes certification in acute/critical care nursing as granted by AACN Certification Corporation. As healthcare becomes increasingly complex and challenging, certification has emerged as a mark of excellence showing patients and employers that a nurse is qualified and competent and has met the rigorous requirements to achieve Certification.
An RN license signifies a nurse has entry-level knowledge to provide care for patients, and is
the minimum requirement for professional nurses. Although some states require continuing education for license renewal, others require only payment of a renewal fee. An RN license doesn’t indicate whether a nurse has acquired knowledge beyond the required minimum, but certification does. Certification is a voluntary process. It signifies a nurse has developed specialty knowledge beyond
the entry level.
– Current unencumbered licensure as an RN in the U.S. is required.
– Must have a minimum of 1,750 hours providing care at the bedside of people who are acutely and/or critically ill patients, such as intensive care units, cardiac care units, combined ICU/CCUs, medical/surgical ICUs, trauma units or critical care transport/flight.
– The hours must have been accrued in the two years prior to application with 875 of those hours obtained in the past 12 months.
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In addition to other reasons, choosing aright nursing certification is a personal decision which should be made after the person has had some actual experience in the specialty area being considered.
Certification Examination Handbooks
Certification Renewal Handbook
Online Self-Assessment Exams (SAEs) for the Adult CCRN/CCRN-E/CCRN-K and PCCN exams are available for purchase.Each SAE provides practice questions written by many of the same volunteers who wrote the certification exam items.Each item on the SAE includes rationales for correct and incorrect answers. CERP credit is awarded upon completion if a score of 70% or more is achieved. To learn more or purchase SAE exam click the link below.
Using the test plan, also known as the exam blueprint is a very important tool that will help you to study in a more efficient and effective way.
To access this Test plan c( pages 15-20) click here
Author: Mary Ann “Cammy” House-Fancher, Author: Mary Ann “Cammy” House-Fancher, MSN,
ACNP, CCRN-CSC-CMC, PCCN ACNP, CCRN-CSC-CMC, PCCN
Editor: Kelly Thompson-Brazill, Editor: Kelly Thompson-Brazill,MSN, RN, ACNP, CCRN-CSC, PCCN
MSN, RN,, ACNP, CCRN-CSC, PCCN
Table of Contents CCRN Table of Contents PCCN
This innovative review for experienced critical care nurses preparing for the Adult CCRN (critical care registered nurse) examination
has been finely honed to provide an effective balance of clinical judgment enhancing content review in the form of thousands of
questions, answers, and hints. Also included are practice CCRN-style Q&A, test-taking skills, and thorough coverage of the CCRN
test blueprint. Written by a well-known CCRN instructor, the review features a “Think in Questions” format, which helps readers to
anticipate the kinds of questions that might be asked,and promotes critical thinking throughout the exam. This format guides
candidates through each topic with a short content review followed by an innovative Q&A Socratic-style reasoning process to assist
in arriving at the best clinical judgment. The review also features a separate section devoted to the professional caring and ethical
practice portion of the exam, as well as a bonus of more than 200 CCRN-style review questions following the exam’s content blueprint.
These questions, in simulated exam format, are answered along with a rationale for each. The review is both comprehensive and user
friendly, featuring “bite-size” sections for easier learning and memorization, and plentiful tables and charts. Additionally, the review
includes a section on test-taking skills, specific guidance on preparing for the certification exam, and useful hints related to the
CCRN exam format. Other helpful features include a study plan and guide for nurses to follow.
Covers content review, practice CCRN-style Q&A, test-taking skills, and the CCRN test blueprint format.
Goes beyond mere memorization of facts with “Think in Questions” Socratic-style content review in the
form of over 1,000 critical-thinking questions and hints Contains “bite-size” sections for each topic for
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Rapid assessment of ECG abnormalities in an easy-to-understand format at your fingertips! The novice and expert practitioner
will find this pocket guide a valuable tool for a quick interpretation of commonly encountered ECG abnormalities. Become confident
when reporting and recording your patient’s electrocardiographic status.
This pocket guide was developed to provide a valuable bedside resource for a quick analysis of arrhythmias and 12-leads. A step-by-step
approach for interpretation is provided to facilitate a more accurate assessment of patient tracings. Methods for measuring intervals,
heart rate, and calculating electrical axis are also included. The pocket guide contains a collection of abnormal rhythms and 12-leads
along with a description of their ECG findings.
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