I passed the PCCN exam today

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    I procrastinated and waited until the last possible day allowed to take the PCCN exam. I did not get a chance to do much studying, especially with a new baby. I did not think the exam was that difficult and was elated when I found out I passed the exam, and by a significant margin over the 70% minimum passing score.
    Last edit by gtmoore on Jul 21, '10
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    Congratulations!!!!
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    Congrats!
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    Congrats!!!! I am studying for the PCCN right now. I brought the David Woodruffs study program. I believe I am going to do okay. You telling me you only need 70% to pass out of 125 questions. I hope I do okay. I am planning on taking it in October of this year.
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    I have no idea what a PCCN is, but congratulations!
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    Quote from BackfromRetirement
    I have no idea what a PCCN is, but congratulations!
    PCCN means Progressive Care Certified Nurse
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    good news, I bought the PCCN review book and am trying to study..havent registered yet but will this month I think
    congrats to you! and the new baby
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    Quote from lkwashington
    Congrats!!!! I am studying for the PCCN right now. I brought the David Woodruffs study program. I believe I am going to do okay. You telling me you only need 70% to pass out of 125 questions. I hope I do okay. I am planning on taking it in October of this year.
    It is 125 questions; however, only 100 count. The remaining 25 are questions they are "testing out" for possible future use. You do not know which 25 do not count. I did a two day PCCN review course in March that was sponsored by AACN. I did not pick up a single book or study material until 3 days before the exam. I started looking through the study materials from the course. Then, I realized that I should just try to do as many sample questions from my study book as possible, focusing on the Respiratory and Cardiac areas, which is the majority of the questions on the exam. I did really bad on the cardiomyopathy sample questions and some of the electrolyte questions, so I went back and re-read those two areas. I think you'll be fine. Do as many practice questions as possible and make sure you understand the rationale for the correct answer.
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    Quote from gtmoore
    It is 125 questions; however, only 100 count. The remaining 25 are questions they are "testing out" for possible future use. You do not know which 25 do not count. I did a two day PCCN review course in March that was sponsored by AACN. I did not pick up a single book or study material until 3 days before the exam. I started looking through the study materials from the course. Then, I realized that I should just try to do as many sample questions from my study book as possible, focusing on the Respiratory and Cardiac areas, which is the majority of the questions on the exam. I did really bad on the cardiomyopathy sample questions and some of the electrolyte questions, so I went back and re-read those two areas. I think you'll be fine. Do as many practice questions as possible and make sure you understand the rationale for the correct answer.
    Thanks so much.


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