PCCN CERT

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by LuvScrubs2 LuvScrubs2, BSN, RN Member

Specializes in M/S Short Stay/TCU.

Hello Everyone,

I have worked in Cardiology close to 4years and want to obtain my PCCN cert... My job doesn't have a course/bootcamp available.... They soon will... I don't want to wait and want to seek a class, etc on my own.... Any advice on how to approach this?? also any additional resources like purchasing a review book, CD, videos etc??? Im serious and want to start and get this done.... Please share your thoughts.........

Tenshi1

Tenshi1

5 Posts

My hospital did have a boot camp. But I also purchased "Ace the PCCN you can do it" book by Nicole Kupchik and used a pccn daily question app. Passed first attempt. Good luck!

LuvScrubs2, BSN, RN

Specializes in M/S Short Stay/TCU. 306 Posts

7 hours ago, Tenshi1 said:

My hospital did have a boot camp. But I also purchased "Ace the PCCN you can do it" book by Nicole Kupchik and used a pccn daily question app. Passed first attempt. Good luck!

Thank you.... You mind me asking when did you take the test??

Tenshi1

Tenshi1

5 Posts

2 weeks ago and I studied for approx 4 months

LuvScrubs2, BSN, RN

Specializes in M/S Short Stay/TCU. 306 Posts

11 hours ago, Tenshi1 said:

2 weeks ago and I studied for approx 4 months

Thank you very much for responding.....

RamonC

RamonC

3 Posts

Was “ace the PCCN You can do it” your only resource? I’m gonna start studying soon but I’m giving myself 6 months so I’m not overwhelmed with that and school. You know if the books they recommend on their website are actually worth it?

beekee

beekee

836 Posts

On 5/30/2019 at 10:32 AM, Tenshi1 said:

My hospital did have a boot camp. But I also purchased "Ace the PCCN you can do it" book by Nicole Kupchik and used a pccn daily question app. Passed first attempt. Good luck!

I used the same book and app. No boot camp. I did buy the online review course from AACN, but I found it pretty useless. Passed, first attempt. It was easier than I was expecting. Good luck!

LuvScrubs2, BSN, RN

Specializes in M/S Short Stay/TCU. 306 Posts

10 hours ago, beekee said:

I used the same book and app. No boot camp. I did buy the online review course from AACN, but I found it pretty useless. Passed, first attempt. It was easier than I was expecting. Good luck!

Thank you!!!

Swellz

Specializes in oncology, MS/tele/stepdown. Has 6 years experience. 746 Posts

Do you mind sharing what app you used?

Swellz

Specializes in oncology, MS/tele/stepdown. Has 6 years experience. 746 Posts

Thanks! I was looking at what was available and that looked like the better option anyway.

Tenshi1

Tenshi1

5 Posts

PCCN Pocket Prep which I found harder than the actual test, imo.

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