I was going to post under the ICU pages of the BB but didn't know where to go...CCU? SICU? MICU? So I'm resorting to the general thread....I know you're out there too.
I'm going to try sitting for the CCRN exam. My facility does not pay for it or any CCUs, nor do they account for it in any way in evaluation or pay. But it's something I really want to do for MYSELF.
I bought a review book...788 pages! It's very intimidating. I work in a community hospital ICU and we do little hemodynamic monitoring so I really need to brush up on it. I'm going to take a two-day review course in April. My goal is to take the test before I go on vacation in June.
Words of advice? Please? I have to admit I'm scared of it. But I want to do it. I start reading that book, though, and get overwhelmed.
Mar 19, '03
Zee, I studied all summer with a question/answer review book. I learn better with that type of set up. All questions I studied and reasoned seem to have reappeared on my CCRN exam in some shape or manner.
Was a lot of work but I am proud to say I passed quite well. Well worth the effort. On the Trauma/Neuro ICU I used to work, it was mandated that we pass it in 2 years from date of hire.
Agree that Laura Gasparis tapes are beneficial also. If you get a chance to attend one of her CCRN reviews, she zeroes in on what is important.
Good Luck and good studying!!!
Critical Care Examination Review
Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio, Joanne Noone :this is the title of the book I studied from.
Last edit by Chiaramonte on Mar 19, '03