CCRN Retake


Specializes in MICU. Has 3 years experience.

I took the CCRN in April and did not pass. I made an 87 and needed an 89 to pass. I know that the CCRN is changing to a new format on October 15th 2015. Should I take the test again before the format changes or take it after the new format comes into play. Just looking for friendly advice. Thank you in advance.

hawaiicarl, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical care. Has 28 years experience. 327 Posts

I would try to take it before October. The current study materials are based on the current exam, it will be awhile before resources will be put out for the new content.



Specializes in MICU. Has 3 years experience. 905 Posts

Thanks hawaiicarl. I agree with this sentiment. I have a good amount of study material for this version of the test. I should probably suck it up and just register for the exam and pass it before October.


Specializes in SICU. Has 11 years experience. 572 Posts

retake before october and focus on the previous weak areas! Good luck


8 Posts

Download the pocket prep CCRN app in itunes or google - it's really helpful and provides refs to the AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing book. It's free - worth a try to see if it helps you. Good luck!