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CCRN Exam 2020

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Specializes in ICU.

Hey guys! I recently sat for the CCRN-Adult examination on 8/12 and I passed! I haven't seen anything posted about the updated/revised CCRN Exam that occurred for test takers after March 25, 2020. It was definitely a tough exam that I wouldn't take lightly. I have been in ICU a little over 1 year. I used Barron's CCRN review book and studied over 4 weeks strictly from that book while working full-time & night shift. There are 2 full length (150 questions) practice exams in the back and I only completed one. Personally, I thought this book was great in preparing me for the exam. Before taking the exam, I read a lot about CCRN on this forum. One update that I noticed after the exam versus what I read on this forum, was the number of questions you had to get correct in order to pass. There's 150 questions, 25 aren't included in the grading format, and the other 125 are included. When I received my score report immediately after the exam by the psi proctor, I saw that for the CCRN-Adult examination, only 83 out of 125 question are required in order to pass. I'd read on this forum that is was 87. Also, there are slightly less cardiac questions than previously and more questions in the other body systems which you can read about on the AACN website. This was a plus for me because cardiac was my weakest area and I worked in a Medical ICU. Don't take the ethics portion of the exam lightly either as it can be a make or break you. I ended up getting all of those questions correct which really helped my score. My score was 94/125. Good luck to all those testing!

JaeRN, ADN, RN

Specializes in ICU.

Thank you for your insight. I am studying to take this exam in January. I am using a number of resources to study for it. I’m hearing so many people saying how hard it is. 

Congratulations! This is definitely a test you should study hard for. I used several different materials. I found the PASS CCRN question bank (not the book) was the most helpful. 

On 2/6/2021 at 10:25 AM, NurseBrittRN said:

Congratulations! This is definitely a test you should study hard for. I used several different materials. I found the PASS CCRN question bank (not the book) was the most helpful. 

Hi

Can you kindly give me a link to the "pass ccrn question bank"  you specifically used.

. There are so many availble I got confused which to buy

 

Thanks so much!!

1 hour ago, chocolatekiss said:

Hi

Can you kindly give me a link to the "pass ccrn question bank"  you specifically used.

. There are so many availble I got confused which to buy

 

Thanks so much!!

The new version is found here:
https://evolve.elsevier.com/cs/product/9780323595308?role=student

 

The old version only let me download it to a limited (I think 2) computers so use your own device, not a public device to download. 

Thanks so much for the help! 

Did you find the questions on pass ccrn is somehow comparable to the actual ccrn exam?

Thanks