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Tips for AACN CCRN review ?

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I took the CCRN once and failed by 1 point. Did laura gasparis and practice questions....

Would like to take it again, what tips can you share that might give me an edge on passing?

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If you failed by only one point I don't think any drastic action needs to occur. Look at your score breakdown and study hard for the sections you were deficient in. When I took it I found Baron's CCRN Exam book to be a high yield study source with easy to understand explanations. I also used the PassCCRN online question bank which comes with the book. It consists of about 2,000 questions and was invaluable. I attribute a great deal of my success to the online bank. You can do it! Put in the time to study and be confident in yourself. Best of luck!

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You are so close! When I was preparing for the exam, I took a review course with Cammy Fancher. Her review was great and the practice questions she has put together were very helpful. You can purchase her practice questions without taking her full review course.  

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I used 3 resources and passed the exam on the first try! 

1. Laura Gasparis's CCRN review DVDs (I wanted to watch every DVD it came with, but I was running out of time, so I only watched cardiac, neuro and pulm)

2. PASS CCRN question bank (I only bought the only question bank. NOT THE BOOK. I think I did almost every question in the questions bank, roughly 2000 questions? I thoroughly read rationale for each question. Again, spent my most time on cardiac, pulm, and neuro chapters). 

3. Barron's CCRN Exam book (Very concise and helpful review of each system. Easy to understand and memorize. I loved it highlights important concepts and it has a dedicated chapter for "Hemodynamic Monitoring". Also has plenty of practice questions including 2 full length exams and questions at the end of each chapter. Read the rationales!) 

You CAN DO IT!!!!!!!! GOOD LUCK!!! 😃

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Barron’s is all I used... went through every page nd typed up notes. Then took every test and really focused on the rationales as well. There were several rationales that were questions on the exam. I studied for about 2 months 

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