I think our unit has maybe a 5% ccrn rate, if that! out of maybe some 24 rn's on our unit, maybe about 10 of them are bsn. (i'm guessing here, but these guesstimates sound right)
here's what i studied:
I focused my review primarily on this book. it has a couple hundred questions for review after each unit and 2 very good ccrn-like tests at the end. i found it much more helpful than the pass the ccrn! second edition, which, in my mind, is a waste of time. the crossword puzzles at the end of each unit are a complete waste of time. however, i also purchased the pass the ccrn! second edition because the book has an excellent cardiac section, and i found the info on the cardiac drips very thorough. you can do without this book really. just make sure you know dopamine, nitroprusside, nitroglycerine, levophed, and phenylephrine, how they work, where they work, their dosages, and s/sx of toxicities.
then i purchased critical care examination review and did all the test questions on it
surprisingly, some questions in this book were also on the test!
oh yeah, and i practiced test questions on the aacn diskette study question thing.
it wasn't easy. i did study.