What is CCRN

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    New here guys. What is CCRN? How do I go about it?

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    Critical Care Registered Nurse. Certification involves an exam in either Adult, cardiac or Pediatric nrusing. Might also be one for NICU, but I'm not sure. If you work in a ICU, the manager will have resources for classes to prep for exam. About 250-$300, but Its been awhile, so I don't remember the $. Some units/hospitals will pay more for a nurse who is certified. But in this job market, maybe not. If you are a warm body with a RN you are hired. BUT, later, when the shortage isn;t so acute, it may be good. A lot of CRNA school look at this and like to see your extra certs. They also look at extra committees and leadership you have done ACTIVELY.
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    Thanks for the info. Didnt i read you are now in a CRNA program?
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    I had wanted to write my CCRN for a year or so, but amde sure I had written it and received my score before applying for CRNA school.
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    CCRN does not stand for Critical Care Registered Nurse. I'm not sure what it exactly stands for but that's what their site says. You can look at the american association of critical care nursing webstie and they have a bunch of information on it.


    Brett
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    see below for ccrn link:

    aacn certification corporation fact sheet

    ccrn ccrn certification is awarded to critical care nurses who have passed the 150-question, 3-hour certification exam and meet the eligibility requirements for hours of clinical practice in care of acutely and/or critically ill patients. separate exams exist for nurses who care for adult,pediatric and neonatal patients. eligible nurses must complete 1,750 hours in direct bedside care of acutely or critically ill (adult, neonatal or pediatric) patients within the last two years preceding date of application, with 875 of those hours accrued in the most recent year preceding application. ccrn certification may be renewed every 3 years. certification renewal requires 432 hours in direct bedside care of acutely and/or critically ill (adult, neonatal or pediatric) patients during the 3-year certification period, with 144 of those hours accrued in the year prior to the scheduled renewal date. renewal also requires nurses to obtain 100 continuing education recognition points (cerps) in specific categories (a, b & c) during the 3-year certification period

    aacn certification: a mark of excellence (powerpoint presentation)
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Feb 5, '11 : Reason: updated links
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    ooops. common misconception. The CCRN doesn't "stand" for critical care nurse certification, as the web site says. But, when you go to the site, it actually never says what the actual letters stand for. In "essence" it MEANS you have passed the critical care exam. Best explanation is to visit the site above.
    Thanks
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    Yes, I'm now in California State Univeristy/Kaiser School of Anesthesia program.
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    Quote from Qwiigley
    Critical Care Registered Nurse. Certification involves an exam in either Adult, cardiac or Pediatric nrusing. Might also be one for NICU, but I'm not sure. If you work in a ICU, the manager will have resources for classes to prep for exam. About 250-$300, but Its been awhile, so I don't remember the $. Some units/hospitals will pay more for a nurse who is certified. But in this job market, maybe not. If you are a warm body with a RN you are hired. BUT, later, when the shortage isn;t so acute, it may be good. A lot of CRNA school look at this and like to see your extra certs. They also look at extra committees and leadership you have done ACTIVELY.
    CCRN does not stand for critical care registered nurse. please see the aacn website for detailed information pertaining to the ccrn certification. ccrn stands for certified critical care registered nurse. to say that you are a critical care registered nurse implies that you have been " registered" as a critical care nurse. this is not true. you have been " certified" as a critical care nure. there is a huge difference. please see the aacn website for details.
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    CCRN actually stands for Certification in Critical Care Nursing.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jul 30, '08 : Reason: edited per AACN definition
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