The CCRN certification is a credential granted by the AACN Certification Corporation for acute and critical care nurses working in neonatal, adult, or pediatric nursing. More than 80,000 certified nurses worldwide hold this credential, which certifies that you have the required degree of knowledge in the field of nursing care for acute and critically ill patients. If you hold this credential, you can inform their patients, and their parents, as necessary, that you are CCRN-certified to assure them that you have up-to-date knowledge of the procedures used in acute and critical care nursing.
To qualify to take the CCRN certification exam, you must have a minimum number of hours in direct bedside care experience. To be eligible, these hours must be spent caring for the specific patient population (neonatal, adult, or pediatric) of the exam you will be taking. Most of your practice hours for eligibility purposes must be spent caring for critically ill patients in a facility in either the United States or Canada. Periodically, you will be required to retake the exam to maintain your certification. Whether you are doing CCRN review for the first time or you need to refresh your skills to renew your certification, it’s important to be well-prepared.
Varsity Tutors’ Learning Tools are tailor-made to help you as you review for your exam. One of the Learning Tools that can assist you in your CCRN practice are the Flashcards. Whether you have just a few minutes to go over materials or you have set aside a longer amount of time for study, you can use the flashcards to make the most of your time. The CCRN flashcards are an excellent resource to use as you prepare for the certification exam.
Each of the flashcards will present a multiple-choice CCRN practice question. You are asked to select the answer that you feel is correct from a list. Once you have made your selection, you will find out whether your choice was correct, along with a full explanation of the correct answer. The CCRN flashcards provide you with links to even more information about the correct answer’s relevant concepts, which makes them a powerful study resource. There is never a time limit imposed to answer a question when using the flashcards, so if you are working on a concept that you find challenging, you can take as much time as you need to consider your answer.
The CCRN flashcards are an entirely electronic resource and can be accessed anywhere you have an internet connection. You can use the flashcards to get in some review when you are on a break, or you can use them to supplement the CCRN practice that you are doing using another one of the Learning Tools. If you prefer to study at home on your desktop or laptop computer, you can easily access the flashcards on the Learning Tools website. To make them even more convenient, you can download Varsity Tutors’ Learning Tools app to your tablet or mobile phone so you can choose where and when you want to study.