Anyone else studying for CCRN exam? - page 10

Is there anyone else out there who is currently studying for the CCRN exam and would like to start a thread as perhaps a study and support group? I have just applied for the exam and have not yet... Read More

  1. Visit  Hoozdo profile page
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    Quote from deeDawntee
    HEY Hooz!! Welcome back!! How was Vegas??!!
    The GRE is the Graduate Record Exam, it is kind of like the SAT of graduate school. And Burnt did great!!!

    It sounds like you have a good plan for studying. You've got 1 week, eh? Plenty o' time, I'd say!! Keep in touch, I'd love a daily check in (at least) but, you do what works for you!!!!

    Hi!
    Vegas was great. Won a lot of money, then lost it all back. Oh well, easy come........easy go I was with my Dad and husband; we all had a good time. The summer league NBA games were a gas - should of gone every day and saved money. :spin: No problem getting midcourt seats 3 rows up too.

    I am still stuck in cardiac and hemodynamics *sigh*. Tomorrow I will be complete when I take notes on the Laura DVD and retest on the questions I have missed on Pass CCRN (148 total questions and I read ALL the rationales, right or wrong answers).

    I expect the rest of the material will not be as nearly as difficult for me. I did the Pass CCRN questions months ago on all the systems and didn't do too bad, (except cardiac). My coworkers say if you can get 70% on all tests in Pass CCRN then you should be ready to go.

    Check back in manana!:smackingf
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  3. Visit  stressgal profile page
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    Burnt2, congrats on your acheivement! What a great score. I know you are going to do great on CCRN.

    I am plugging away on the study material. I try to do at least 10 questions and some reading on days I work, watching Laura on days off. Love those videos! We have been short at work so I have been helping out, doesn't leave a lot of extra time for study.

    I have not sent in my application yet since I won't be ready to take it until this fall, possibly November. Is the exam given at testing centers only a few days each month? Or is it like the NCLEX, given at anytime the testing center is open?

    Happy studying!
    Stressgal
  4. Visit  ElizabethJRN profile page
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    From what I read about the test centers, you take take it 5 days a week. Which is nice!

    Maybe I should also take it the 24th! That's a monday...I have to make sure it's not my day to work, first.

    I got to study a bunch of respiratory stuff yesterday, since work called me and told me to stay home. Man I love that!!! I think I may continue to spend most of my studying on cardiac.

    Hope everyone has a good day!
  5. Visit  kyrn1999 profile page
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    Hello, I am planning on taking a review course in Louisville, Ky starting in Aug. It is a one day a month course to prepare for testing in Dec. I am thinking about buying a bood called- The Specialty of Rehab Nursing, a Core Curriculum. Fourth ED. Have you heard of it? What study material are you using?
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    [quote=kyrn1999;2306164]Hello, I am planning on taking a review course in Louisville, Ky starting in Aug. It is a one day a month course to prepare for testing in Dec. I am thinking about buying a bood called- The Specialty of Rehab Nursing, a Core Curriculum. Fourth ED. Have you heard of it? What study material are you using?. OOOPS it see you are talking about the CCRN, sorry
  7. Visit  CVICURN2003 profile page
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    Hi. I take the test on Sept 16th. I have only told about 3 people where I work (two my bosses) that I am taking it. I have the AACN review CD-ROMS and the Review book by Gasparis Vonfrolio and PASS CCRN by Dennison. I am nervous. I scheduled to take it after the kids start back to school. Next I want to take the CSC certification (God willing I pass the CCRN)
    Last edit by CVICURN2003 on Jul 19, '07 : Reason: need to learn to spell
  8. Visit  CVICURN2003 profile page
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    Quote from Burnt2
    I have such a tiny brain though....oh well, you're right....I tend to have a negative attitude sometimes


    does anyone here do cvvh/prisma? I'm looking for some kind of online ed thing
    crrtonline.com

    The bad part about crrt is that usually your patients are IN THE TOILET and circling the drain. Lots of paperwork and RUN RUNNING. Keep lots if the little blue hemastats (real ones will puncture the kine) and REALLY talk to the dialysis nurses. They can give you all kinds of great tricks. (like how to return blood FAST)
  9. Visit  deeDawntee profile page
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    Quote from CVICURN2003
    Hi. I take the test on Sept 16th. I have only told about 3 people where I work (two my bossess) that I am taking it. I have the AACN review CD-ROMS and the Review book by Gasparis Vonfrolio and PASS CCRN by Dennison. I am nerovus. I scheduled to take it after the kids start back to school. Next I want to take the CSC certification (God willing I pass the CCRN)
    YYAAAAAYYYYY!!!! Welcome on board!!! You make the 9th person on this thread who is going to be taking the test in the next couple of months!!! The one thing you don't have is the Vonfrolio DVD course. That is very helpful. She steps you through every system in a very entertaining way and points out specifics that you should know. It also comes with a study guide with pearls that are very good. I am using that course as my main focus. I also have David Woodruff's course, in which he guarantees you will pass the test or he will pay for your next exam, but Dr Laura's is much better. It is $150 on her website greatnurses.com and you could sell it afterwards on ebay, if you felt you could part with it!!! She has become my new nursing hero! She is totally pro-nurse and a huge advocate for nurses. I have been told that hemodynamics is the hardest part of the test, and with your CV background you should do great. I will send you a personal message with tips I have received.

    the 9 of us after we pass!!!!
  10. Visit  Burnt2 profile page
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    Quote from CVICURN2003
    crrtonline.com

    thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And welcome! You'll be taking the time around when I'm taking it


  11. Visit  CVICURN2003 profile page
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    Quote from Burnt2
    I had a patient on Xigris last december.....

    the pharmacy accidentally sent me the bag via the tube system and we had to throw it away (Xigris has to be hand delivered to avoid shaking).

    expensive mistake!
    I don't know the cost of Xigris but there is a very narrow window that it can be used there is a check list a mile long that patients have to meet the criteria for it. The orgin of the sepsis has to be determined in a certain time frame (yeah sure that happens often). And Xigris can make you bleed. PLT count will going the toilet. We have used it several times usually on younger patients with good results.

    By the way....Our PRISMA inservice was a joke. You have to do it a bunch to get it...
    Last edit by CVICURN2003 on Jul 19, '07 : Reason: still can't spell...my brain is fried
  12. Visit  ElizabethJRN profile page
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    Say, I don't have those DVD's that the rest of you have...would you say it is worth me buying them, even though I have Laura's book and the Pass stuff?? Maybe I'll look on ebay, I'm trying to save my pennies!!

    And welcome CVICURN! I'm sure you will do great with that background!
  13. Visit  deeDawntee profile page
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    Quote from ElizabethJRN
    Say, I don't have those DVD's that the rest of you have...would you say it is worth me buying them, even though I have Laura's book and the Pass stuff?? Maybe I'll look on ebay, I'm trying to save my pennies!!

    And welcome CVICURN! I'm sure you will do great with that background!
    You are kidding me!! You have got to have her DVD course. She tells you exact questions that will be on the test and her presentation and stories are amazing!! Look for a PM from me.
  14. Visit  CVICURN2003 profile page
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    How long are the DVD's? Does she have a CD that has questions? I have the book. That's why I have not gone to a review course, I don't do well sitting for HOURS watching stuff (lecture in school almonst killed me). I will watch the parts I have trouble with (Like neuro....give me a heart any day...I run from strokes) but will it be worth it to buy them? I already have a small fortune invested in this and where I work pays ZERO (really sore subject). I have the AACN lecture that I bought before I found this thread....)


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