Ccrn Exam

  1. New to this, but would like any info available on the CCRN exam. Thanks
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    Joined: Jul '06; Posts: 1


  3. by   Tweety
    Welcome to Allnurses. Good luck to you.

    I moved your post to the General Nursing forum where you might get more help.
  4. by   NICU_3_RN
    theres a lot of posts about this in the critical care forums... i recommend checking there.
  5. by   one2one
    First you should go to the website and read the requirements for taking the exam. If you meet those requirements, go to and consider buying their review course. That's what I did and I passed the first time I took it. I had scheduled my exam and felt prepared (though still afraid of failing) The day it took it, my grandmother died that morning. My family insisted that I go ahead and take the exam anyway. I was upset and cried all the way through it, but managed to pass it anyway. I say, if this is what you want, don't be afraid to go for it. You'll be glad you did.:wink2:
  6. by   badgernurse
    Quote from belleterre
    New to this, but would like any info available on the CCRN exam. Thanks

    I suggest going to this website:

    and buying a set of DVDs from Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio or better yet, if your employer is encouraging certifications, maybe they will buy a set and let you borrow them. This was my best preparation for the exam. The books and study guides were too overwhelming but I did use them as a resource. The biggest part of the exam is cardiovascular, comprising about 37% of the exam. I learned a lot of useful info that I put into practice and would encourage all ICU nurses to get certified. It isn't a fluff test, although some of my coworkers said it was a breeze, some also failed. Personally, I thought it required a lot of preparation.

    Another useful tool was the sample questions that I purchased ($50-60??) from the AACN website. I used the "Pass CCRN" disk also but it frustrated me more than anything. Good Luck!