CCM EXam, Questions and Tips - page 7

:confused: I'm going to be taking the CCM Exam for the first time this Fall, and would like to hear from those who have taken it; i.e. what study materials (if any), did you find useful, and which... Read More

  1. by   clayoub
    Congratulations!
  2. by   angelrnstat
    Will everyone please share what you used to study most recently to pass the exam?

    Thanks everyone,
  3. by   rnccm
    I had a lot of psych questions, and I'm an old state hospital psych nurse, so that really helped, along with my recent experience doing acute care hospital case management. As far as text, I used Case Managers Study Guide by Fattorusso. Seems like VERY few questions were in the book that were in the test. I could have passed soley from my long ago psych experience and effective communication techniques we are all taught as nurses. Should have saved the $$$ and just taken the test.
  4. by   angelrnstat
    Thank you for the information. I appreciate it.
  5. by   armywifenurse
    I passed as well!!!! Relief!!!!
  6. by   angelrnstat
    Congratulations armywifenurse and everyone that passed. I will be taking it in April, 09. So if there is any new information that anyone can share that recently took the test, please let me know.:typing
  7. by   crrn03
    I just enrolled in a case management certification course a Kaplan University, do I need to sit for the CCM exam that I read everyone is talking about? I am a RN with an associates, mainly have worked med/surg, and surgery floors..am I taking the right steps toward case management career?

    Please any advise would be appreciated..
  8. by   armywifenurse
    My understanding is that you still have to sit for the exam, as that is the only way to become certified. From the people I have talked to that did the Kaplan program, it did not prepare them any moreso than studying on their own for the exam. Good luck!
  9. by   lynnr_98
    I just passed the exam also. I read the CMSA Core Curriculum for Case Management and then used the Certi-Step CCM prep CD. It was quite pricey at $249 but it really prepared me. I couldn't believe how easy the exam questions were compared to the questions on that CD.
  10. by   dria
    Quote from crrn03
    i just enrolled in a case management certification course a kaplan university, do i need to sit for the ccm exam that i read everyone is talking about? i am a rn with an associates, mainly have worked med/surg, and surgery floors..am i taking the right steps toward case management career?

    please any advise would be appreciated..
    the ccm requires case management experience in order to be eligible.
  11. by   jaybo
    Just signed up for my CCM exam - for April. Thanks to everyone who has posted here for your advice. Now to get started; studying is not my strong point - so I will be checking back for more tips/advice. Any one else taking thiers in April.
    :typing
  12. by   rishrn
    Everyone who took the 1st computerized test in December, the results are posted on the CCMC website by searching for your name. YEAH, I passed this time...didn't pass 3 yrs ago. Very tough exam 3 yrs ago. This one was either very different or I have really grown with experience.
  13. by   rishrn
    I took an all day prep class presented during the CMSA Conference. And I would recommend this for everyone. Also, I liked the computerized testing. I wish you the best.

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