CCRN vs PCCN
- 0Sep 13, '10 by chitchatI never worked in ICU but my background is Tele and PCU. I was going to take PCCN and recently my friend who works in ICU told me to take CCRN instead. I don't really know ventilator that much and monitoring arterial lines. I am not sure if I can score enough to pass CCRN exam if I study since I don't work in ICU. (I have a plan to go to ICU in the future.)
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- 0Sep 14, '10 by ghillbert GuideHave you even looked at the exam eligibility? You are not eligible to take the critical care exam if you do not have the requisite # of hours practice in ... critical care.
Take the PCCN. Once you move to ICU and get the hours in there, you can take the CCRN if you want.