CCRN

  1. I wanted to let you guys know that it's official...I'm a CCRN. All the studying and prep payed off!



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  3. by   NurseyNurseANM
    Congrats to you!!
  4. by   shuccrn
    how did you study! taking it soon. what do you suggest?? and how was the exam??
  5. by   Lennonninja
    Congrats!
  6. by   *LadyNurse*
    I used the Gasparis CCRN review DVD and her Q&A book
    I also used the Pass CCRN review CD rom (the book is way too detailed)

    I was surprised by how much I did know on the exam...don't get me wrong, it was a tough test, but an experienced ICU nurse shouldn't have too much of a problem passing the exam.
  7. by   nurseprnRN
    Brava! I took the second CCRN exam ever given and I know just how you feel!

    The first question when I took it was, "What is the purpose of peritoneal dialysis?" I looked up and thought to myself, Am I in the right room? I agree, if you work in a decent unit and know what you're doing, that's a long way to knowing enough to pass an exam that documents competency.

    Congratulations!
  8. by   shuccrn
    awesome, thanks guys! wish me luck.
  9. by   *LadyNurse*
    Quote from GrnTea
    Brava! I took the second CCRN exam ever given and I know just how you feel!

    The first question when I took it was, "What is the purpose of peritoneal dialysis?" I looked up and thought to myself, Am I in the right room? I agree, if you work in a decent unit and know what you're doing, that's a long way to knowing enough to pass an exam that documents competency.

    Congratulations!
    Thank you.

    I have two dialysis questions myself...one related to CRRT vs HD and the other was a question basically asking what should I do if my patient has medications due and they are having HD.
  10. by   missnurse01
    cograts!
  11. by   BSwasBS
    Applause!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
  12. by   cherryames1949
    What a success! Congratulations!🎉
  13. by   ICU_Dude
    Congratulations to you!

    I have scheduled to take my CCRN very soon (Feb 6) and I just seem like I'm not prepared enough. It's like no matter how much I study something, I just wind up feeling like I've uncovered miles of uncharted territory. I guess what concerns me is that I've looked at the PASS CCRN book... that thing is useless to me. I don't learn just a bunch of facts and figures in an outline form like that. I have the Laura Gasparis DVD collection but it's so old... I mean the ACLS protocols have changed at least 2-3 times since that video was produced. But what I like is how she explains everything and simplifies it. Makes it easy. I went out and purchased Laura's most recent CCRN Examination Review... but even so, there is nothing covering the new topics listed in the core curriculum (Behavioral for instance)...

    Is anyone in the same boat here? And if so, what are you using to get through?

    Thanks,

    ICU_Dude
    St. Louis, MO Area
  14. by   missnurse01
    I took it this last early fall . I used pass ccrn cd only book wss to overwheming although a great reference when u r able to get through it slowly. We had a review class locally. It was two days with many different speakers. Laura g is still good. Just saw her in December. My hosp system paid for her to come.

    I also got a review book from the library and read the whole thing and took notes.

    Good luck

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