Anyone else studying for CCRN exam? - page 7

by deeDawntee | 199,548 Views | 1113 Comments

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 set a date, but about in 3... Read More


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    Hey Rural RN!

    ER experience counts...this is from the AACN website:

    "The CCRN exam is for nurses who work at the bedside of acutely or critically ill patients, regardless of the setting (includes areas such as ICU, CCU, Emergency Department, Trauma Unit, Interventional Radiology/Cardiology, and Critical Care Transport/Flight)."

    You can also register online, which is faster, I got my postcard to test within about a week...go here to register online:
    https://my.aacn.org/ecomtpro/timssne...ifications.cfm

    And I am also jealous you get to go to her review session!!

    deeDawntee~ I am studying in sections. I concentrated on cardiac for awhile until I was really getting it. Now I have moved onto respiratory. Of course I will go back to cardiac But I do better studying in sections, so as not to get too overwhelmed :spin:

    Gotta get back to work I guess!!
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    Right on!:spin::spin::spin::spin:

    Edit: After looking at the AACN website i definitely stand corrected:
    http://www.aacn.org/certcorp/certcor...vwdoc/FAQsCCRN

    I think I may have heard that ER xp doesn't count from someone in my unit.....some of that unit "racism" that certain people tend to have that says "if you don't do ICU you're nobody".

    I float to ER, I know what it's like; if you're not on your toes you'll be overwhelmed.
    Last edit by Burnt2 on Jul 10, '07
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    Burnt, I know what you heard ER wouldn't count for...your CRNA school Sorry, just bored at work
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    *light clicks on*


    hahaha you're right!!!!


    *needs a break*
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    Hi everybody,
    I am posting some information that RuralRn sent to me via a personal message. Look for a personal message from me as well:

    This is the site you need to go;
    www.chartingandassessment.com/flashcard.htm


    This is good.
    I am having trouble finding you, Leslie found you, so you be best to send me the note to my e-mail, until I get with the program.
    Last edit by deeDawntee on Jul 10, '07
    Tbabe04, romantic, cardiacRN2006, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from deeDawntee
    This is the site you need to go;
    www.chartingandassessment.com/flashcard.htm
    Wow!!!! Awesome! Thanks!
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    Quote from Burnt2
    Wow!!!! Awesome! Thanks!
    RuralRN gets the credit for this one. She is trying to find us, her daughter was helping her and has since gone. I know she will find us soon!!! She has some great information and she already has her CEN!!!

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    Good luck to all you studying for CCRN!

    I HIGHLY recommend Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio's material. I even went to see her live and she is more awesome in person!!!

    When I took my exam in March 2006, I had a LOT of questions about Swan's and hemodynamics...what do the readings mean and what should be done to fix them. So, my advice is know your swan stuff!!
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    Quote from nurse-lou
    Good luck to all you studying for CCRN!

    I HIGHLY recommend Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio's material. I even went to see her live and she is more awesome in person!!!

    When I took my exam in March 2006, I had a LOT of questions about Swan's and hemodynamics...what do the readings mean and what should be done to fix them. So, my advice is know your swan stuff!!
    Thanks so much for the encouragement. Can you speak to how getting the CCRN has empowered your practice? How "accepted" is it at your facility?

    I believe all 7 of us have Laura's DVDs and she is awesome!! She will be in MN in October, not for CCRN review, but I definitely want to see her. She is such a great advocate and voice for all of us.

    I wish there was more of you who are already CCRN certified that would share what it has been like to have the certificate.
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    Quote from deeDawntee
    Thanks so much for the encouragement. Can you speak to how getting the CCRN has empowered your practice? How "accepted" is it at your facility?
    Yea, I'd like to know as well. There are no benefits in my hospital to taking the test other than the knowledge gained.......I'm basically doing it to elevate my critical thinking and autonomy (which is important for a night shift ICU nurse....with little support other than co-workers....)


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