Hello All =)
I just had a question for all of you who have obtained your CCRN. First off, congrats! I've heard about how hard the test can be, and it certainly is a huge accomplishment. I am looking to go for mine, but I am confused about one of the requirements. I understand the acute care hours requirement of 1,750, however does this have to be within two years, or can I have aquired this amount in a year? It reads:
"Practice as a registered nurse is required for 1,750 hours in direct bedside care of acutely and/or critically ill patients during the 2-year period prior to application"
Does that mean I need to have been a nurse for two years?
I work in an acute care setting and I would like to get CCRN certified. I will have the hours required to test in October. Will this certification make me more marketable for ICU jobs? I have heard that the test is difficult so I am beginning to study now. Has anyone taken the test without working in ICU and passed?
Last edit by GaMommy81 on May 7, '13
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