Hi....Well, what have you been using to help you prepare for the exam?
I used the PASS CCRN book and CD by Robin D. Dennison, 3rd edition 2007
Kind of a little late for that, I guess....I found that the CCRN exam itself tested book knowledge rather than clinical knowledge
Do you have the CCRN outline, the one that breaks up what exactly is on the CCRN?
GO over the different shock states and what numbers you would expect to see (CO, CI, PCWP, CVP) in the different stages of Sepsis, Neurogenic Shock etc
Know the difference between and treatment modalities for: SIADH, DI, DKA, HHNK....
Know your ABG's.
Know what you would expect to see on a 12 lead if patient has STEMI etc
I wish I could be more specific for you.
I took the exam this past March and it was hard, but not as hard as I had imagined (I passed)
Total number of questions to the CCRN are 150, but there are 25 questions that you will not be able to answer, these are pretest questions for future CCRN tests. You need a passing score of 88.
On the day of the exam take a deep breath, and do your best.