I know that we have to have 1750 hours in order to take CCRN exam. My question is, do the orientation hours that we go through count towards the 1750 hours? We go through a 3 month orientation process and we are technically providing bedside care in a critical care environment. A lot of new grads and I are wanting to take the CCRN exam as soon as possible and want to know if those hours count or not. It would really make a difference between having an additional 600 hours that would count toward our total.Thanks for y'all's responses.