CRNI guidance.

  1. Hi all!

    I am preparing to sit for the CRNI March exam- has anyone obtained this certification?

    There are so many different study material options available on the website - does anyone have any specific recommendations on the ones they find the most useful?

    Any advice about studying, test day, what to expect, ANYTHING - would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!
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  3. by   iluvivt
    I can help you. I have taken the test every three years since 1989. First, buy the outline they sell.I want you to purchase two books,maybe three if you need help with fluid and electrolytes. Buy: Infusion Nursing: An Evidence-Based Approach,
    Plumer's Principles and Practice of Infusion Therapy: Edition 9
    Sharon M. Weinstein Mary E. Hagle and Fluid and Electrolytes by Norma Metheny.You also need the 2016 Standards of Care.This is all you need to pass and if you like I can tell you my study plan. I always score very high and just miss a few.Maybe one day I will get a perfect score just for fun but I am always happy just to pass.
  4. by   CloverRN123
    Hi!! Thank you so much for responding.

    I would absolutely LOVE to know your study plan. I am still trying to navigate through all of the info as this is a self study exam..

    I looked up all of the recommended books you listed on the CRNI site's recommended materials list and the only ones that they have available for purchase are :
    - Infusion Nursing : An evidence based approach
    - The Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice

    For the "outline", is that what they call the "CRNI Academy : CRNI Exam Prep Course"? This is the online study material that was suggested to me from someone when I called the CRNI phone number.

    Regarding, "Plumers Principles and Practice of Infusion Therapy" and then "Fluids and Electrolytes", can you explain to me how they were more beneficial to you than the other recommended materials?

    I absolutely believe I need a refresher on fluids and electrolytes and that didnt even cross my mind when reviewing their recommended study materials.

    Do you believe that if I receive all materials and begin studying in January, I will be prepared to sit for the exam in March?

    I have not been in school since 2012 and have two small children.
    I am currently an infusion nurse- but am really looking to extend my knowledge and scope of practice.

    Again, I am so grateful you reached out.

    Anything you have to offer, Id love to soak up!!!!

  5. by   Eve Nash
    Hi, Congratulations on wanting to obtain this certification! I was a CRNI back in the 80's, took time off to raise my children, and have only recently got back into IV nursing. I sat for the CRNI in September and passed. My best resources were the big green book, the Core Curriculum book and looking at 2016 standards. I did CRNI Academy (costs around $250 if I remember right) and to be honest, although I learned a lot, I don't think it is necessary or helpful in passing CRNI. EXCELLENT resource for any infusion nurse, though not at all specific to CRNI exam. If you would like more info please email me at All the best to you!