Quote from scorpionrn
I have been "studying" for my adult CCRN for over 2 years now. I just can't seem to get the nerve to take the test. Any advice? I've never failed anything in my life, but I'm afraid this would be it.
That sounds about like me. I'd been working in our ICU for nearly 3 years, and have "thought" about taking the CCRN exam for the past 2 years. I even bought the Pass CCRN and AACN Core Review book/CDROM back in September of 2010!
What finally helped me DO IT was just plunking down the $225 (AACN member rate) for the exam a couple months ago. Being that I hate to waste money, I knew that this would force me to finally take the exam. I've spent the past 2 months reviewing the CDROMs from the above books, listening to Laura Gasparis CDs, along with the FREE and excellent Cammy House-Fancher CCRN Exam Review podcasts (easily downloaded as MP3) from iTunes.
I took the test yesterday, and passed. It took me about 90 minutes, and I was taking my time making sure that I didn't make too many stupid mistakes by rushing through the questions.