This is a discussion on studying for the PCCN in Cardiac Nursing, part of Nursing Specialties ... There seems to be a lack of PCCN review books out there and the ones that do exist got mixed...
There seems to be a lack of PCCN review books out there and the ones that do exist got mixed reviews. I decided to splurge on the Pass CCRN! book which got positive reviews and I'm just going to customize what I study to fit the needs of the PCCN review. The clinical judgement portion (80%) for both tests varies slightly (PCCN on left, CCRN on right), from AACN:
Cardiovascular: 37% vs. 32%
Pulmonary: 13% vs. 17%
Multisystem: 6% vs. 8%
Renal: 6% vs. 5%
GI: 5% vs. 6%
Hematology/Immunology: 5% vs. 3%
Neuro: 4% vs. 5%
Endocrine: 4% for both
Professional Caring & Ethical Practice (20%)
Caring practices: 4%
Facilitatory of Learning: 4%
Advocacy/Moral agency 2% vs. 4%
Systems thinking: 2%
Response to diversity: 2%
Clinical Inquiry: 2%
So far, the book is VERY informative and seems to be worth the money spent. It also comes with a CD that has a lot of practice questions.
Has anybody else used the Pass CCRN! book to study for the PCCN?
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