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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  turnforthenurseRN profile page
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    Quote from Spoiled1
    Thanks for the reply! So, if I go that route, do you know what it takes to keep up with both certifications?
    According to the AACN, both the PCCN and CCRN require 100 CERPs (Continuing Education Recognition Points) in various categories (A, B, & C). Check out www.certcorp.org. You also have the option of retaking the exam.

    Right now I am studying for the PCCN. I work in progressive care. I think I would eventually like to end up in a CCU or CTICU/CVICU. I'm using the Pass CCRN! book to study along with listening to the CCRN podcasts on iTunes, which are very informative.
  2. Visit  turnforthenurseRN profile page
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    So just wondering, what was harder...the NCLEX or the PCCN/CCRN?
  3. Visit  mandyriess profile page
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    I took the PCCN and passed... I mainly studied the Laura gasperis question book and the study guide she gives out at her review. Someone at my facility has both the ccrn and pccn and said they were almost the same test except the pccn doesn't have swans and such. I would highly encourage all cc nurses to seek certifications!
  4. Visit  umichjenks profile page
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    Just passed CCRN with a score of 103/125. I probably studied on and off for a few months. I used Laura Gasparis's DVDs, her CCRN questions book and the Pass CCRN cd. I was usually getting high 60s-low 70s on the practice tests on the cd and book. Good luck all.
  5. Visit  graceakin profile page
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    I just took CCRN and I used Gasparis DVD watched them and took notes. She sends you a book with all her slides so I took notes in that book. Then 95 percent of my time was focused on doing pass CCRN questions by Dennison. I honestly believe that if you practice questions you will be successful. Also just make sure you fully understand the rationales. Also review your basic critical care knowledge such as the types of shock and hemodynamics of it. DI and SIADH lab values serum and urine. Neuro review your normal ICP, how to tell if you have CSF drainage. . . Basically Gasparis review should be enough. So overall spend time reviewing do a lot of practice questions and review your rationales.
  6. Visit  gkingRN profile page
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    Congrats to all the CCRN. I'm currently studying with PASS CCRN online questions, AACN and LG cd's from 2004. Anyone else use the older CD's for studying? I'm scoring in the mid 60-70's. Scheduled in a few days but thinking I need more time any suggestion?
  7. Visit  iceyv3 profile page
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    I'm studying for the CCRN as well. I'm using the pass CCRN question bank. I might be purchasing the Laura G DVDs soon. I'm planning on taking it late next month.
  8. Visit  SNJS profile page
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    For those of you who have taken the exam, do you have any advice for the "Professional Caring and Ethical Practice" section? I am surprised that it is 20% of the exam...same as CV! Are these questions common sense, or would it be worth studying that section in the Pass CCRN book? I would prefer to focus my time on the other sections. Any advice? Thanks!
  9. Visit  EyeSeeYou2004 profile page
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    I would recommend going to a seminar. Cammy House Fancher is excellent. Laura Gasparis is funny but felt what I learned at seminar was covered more on my test. I passed first time. ICU nurse for 10 years.

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