PCCN

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    Hello Everyone,

    I was wondering if anyone has recently taken the PCCN certification? I need words of advice and encouragement as I am taking it tomorrow morning.............Thank You...........

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    Moved to cardiac nursing.
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    best of luck i am thinking of taking it too how did you prepare?:heartbeat
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    Good luck! I took it a couple years ago and passed on my first try. I used the Ed4Nurses review course (David Woodruff) and it was very helpful.
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    Quote from NurseSue66
    Hello Everyone,

    I was wondering if anyone has recently taken the PCCN certification? I need words of advice and encouragement as I am taking it tomorrow morning.............Thank You...........
    How did your test go? Any encouraging words? I am studying to take mine. Just finished the course at the hospital where I work. Any help would be appreciated. Also, did you have to have that disaster recovery course to take the test. I noticed that they ask you if you have taken it on the application. Please let me know.

    Thanks..
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    What qualifications do you need to sit for this exam?
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    You have to have about a year of working with progressive care patients, have a license in good standing and pay up to take the test. Seriously, i think that's it. I just took the PCCN exam in August and passed. I studied for about 6 weeks. The nurse educator at work was helpful in procuring the DVD review from ACCN. AND, the hospital reimbursed me for costs after I passed. Good luck.
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    Thank you for the info. Does working at a CVIMU qualify as progressive care? What type of units qualify for progressive care?

    Thanks,
    Joy
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    Yes it absolutely would count! Cardiac and PUlmonary make up over half the test and that will make it easier for you.

    Progressive care can also be a step down unit or even a unit with very high acuity. My unit isn't labeled as anything except TCV surgery, but we get day 1 CABGs and fresh thoracotomys into our TIMU so that qualifies. Also, lol, most of our floor patients would be in an ICU at any other hospital. Hope this helps.
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    Thanks it does!


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