CCRN-----------Yeah I got it

  1. Took my exam today, and yes it is difficult I thought., they certainly do give you enough time to take the exam but you really need to know your diagnosis, outcomes and treatments...phew glad it is over and excited that I passed.:spin: :spin: :spin:
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   pickledpepperRN
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    hurray for you cajrio!
  4. by   RainDreamer
    Congratulations!!
  5. by   EricJRN
    :bowingpur Great job!
  6. by   Love_2_Learn
    congratulations!!!!!
  7. by   robred
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

    May I ask how you prepared? Any particular texts you used? How much time did you devote to preparing?
  8. by   kitty29
    Quote from robred
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

    May I ask how you prepared? Any particular texts you used? How much time did you devote to preparing?

    Same Here!
  9. by   NiteRocker
    Whew-Hoo!!

    Hope to know the feeling of Certification soon! Proud for you! Take time to bask in the joy...pride...of having done it! What is your unit doing for you? Any party planned...bonus...cash?

    Hope you enjoy knowing that your on top of your game!

    umpiron:
  10. by   MegNeoNurse
    You all may think this is a dumb question, but what is CCRN? Do you have to take it before you work in a critial care unit or something? I am a NICU unit secretary (in nursing school and working on flipping to the other side!) and am just curious. enguin:
  11. by   Tweety
    Awesome. Congratulations!
  12. by   VickyRN
    [font=impact]congratulations!!
  13. by   pickledpepperRN
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    You all may think this is a dumb question, but what is CCRN? Do you have to take it before you work in a critial care unit or something? I am a NICU unit secretary (in nursing school and working on flipping to the other side!) and am just curious. enguin:
    A nurse must have experience caring for critical care patients before sitting for the exam:

    http://www.certcorp.org/certcorp/cer.../certcorp/ccrn
  14. by   cajrio
    Thanks everyone for the congrads! As far as preparing, honestly the test I found to be very different then the book that is sold on the site. The questions were more like they gave you the answer such as the baby has a metobolic acidosis,, what would produce this..sepsis..L-R shunt etc so for me I had to recall kiddos who had a metabolic acidosis and remember why it happen. Also I am lucky that I have been working in the PICU as all cardiac infants are sent to the picu. Only the experience of working with these cardiac patients was I able to answer those questions. In all honesty this was the hardest test I have ever taken and I am proud that I was able to pass.

    As far as bonus, party etc.. no I did not receive any additional pay nor a bonus nor a party, although now the unit can say it has one more RN who has their certification,

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