Using CCRN books to study for PCCN?

  1. Good morning all!

    Random question..
    I am taking 8 weeks off my RN to BSN program for financial reasons and am working more but i need something intensive to do in my spare time...lol. taking the PCCN for personal fullfillment has been a desire for 2 years now and im considering studying in my free time and taking in March. I did a practice test last summer and did well (it was a PCCN prep class my employer offered) so i know if i hunker down i can do it. I work on a cardiac stepdown.

    Anyway i have a few PCCN study guides a cousin gVe me last yr which r in storage...can i use them for practice questions? I know CCRN is critical care whereas PCCN is more my cardiac floors focus but do the tests overlap? Would a CCRN test book prepare me well?

    Or should i buy a proper PCCN practice book?

    Thanks!
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   meanmaryjean
    Buy the book that pertains to the exam you plan to sit for.
  4. by   OUxPhys
    I bought a PCCN prep book and PCCN practice book. I am still a few weeks from taking mine though.
  5. by   MachewRN
    I'm Curious as to wether you took the PCCN using CCRN study materials. I'm Considering doing the same. I just passed the CCRN and don't have the extra cash to spend on study materials. What was your experience?

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