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CCRN Exam Secrets Study Guide

CCRN Exam Secrets Study Guide
  • Includes CCRN Practice Test Questions

How to Pass the Adult, Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Nurse Examination, using our easy step-by-step CCRN test study guide, without weeks and months of endless studying...

If you are interested in a different AACN test, we've developed study guides for most of the AACN Exam series.

Dear Friend,

On a beautiful late spring afternoon, this past year, a young woman received the devastating news. She had just gotten back her result on the CCRN test. It was not what she had hoped for. In fact, it was not even close to the expectations she had considering her excellent professional track record as a nurse.

She had failed the CCRN test.

The worst part was that she knew that she could never fulfill her goal of becoming a certified intensive care nurse without passing the CCRN test.

Then she remembered her friends and felt even worse. She had already told all of her friends and family that she was going to take the next step in her professional career and become an intensive care nurse. She was already looking forward to the increased earnings and change in lifestyle associated with her new earning power. Before her test day, she had been procrastinating about preparing for the CCRN test, because she hated standardized tests, and this only confirmed her hatred.

"Why do you have to take the CCRN test to become an intensive care nurse?" she angrily wondered.

She didn't look forward to having to tell the embarrassing news to her friends.

"What will I do if I can't pass this test?" she thought with dismay, slowly realizing the harsh reality of her predicament and its upsetting implications on her future.

How to Solve the Problem

Unfortunately, this hypothetical situation occurs all the time. Someone thought they were going to get the job they wanted, a better work environment that would involve treating fewer patients and getting more respect from medical colleagues. They had told all of their friends, made plans for the future, and then got an embarrassing reality check from their result on the CCRN test.

Contrary to popular belief, the CCRN test is not a measure of your nursing expertise, which is why nurses with a perfect track record don't always pass the CCRN test.

The CCRN test is quite simply- a measure of how well you can apply medical knowledge, concepts, and principles to critical care patients.

Hospitals, health care agencies, and other employers use the CCRN test results as a standardized measuring stick to determine who is qualified for certification. While it may not be fair, a nurse's entire professional career could be completely overshadowed by their CCRN test result.

That is the whole purpose of the CCRN Exam Secrets study guide: to give nursing professionals the keys to understand how to succeed on the CCRN test.

Our CCRN Exam Study Guide Is Unlike Any Other

If you'd like to get the CCRN test score you deserve, to quit worrying about whether your score on the CCRN test is good enough, and to beat the test taking game so you can become a certified Critical Care Nurse, then this might be the most important message you read this year.

Our comprehensive study guide for the CCRN test is written by our test experts, who painstakingly researched the topics and the concepts that you need to know to do your best on the CCRN test. Our original research into the Adult, Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Nurse Examination, offered by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Certification Corporation, reveals the specific content areas and the essential skills that are critical for you to know on the CCRN test. We've taken the information and developed a study guide that is guaranteed to help you be successful on the CCRN test.

Now, we know you may be skeptical, so let us give you three good reasons we can back up what we claim:

The Three Reasons To Believe What We Say

The First Reason:

Our company's name is Mometrix Test Preparation, and we have a team of standardized test researchers who have worked on developing our study guide for the CCRN test. The standards for who gets to work on the team are very strict. We demand the best for our customers, and only those who met our exacting standards made the cut. The dedicated research staff have years of combined experience in mastering the content and skills necessary to succeed on the toughest exams.

The Second Reason:

Some academic studies have revealed that test takers do not really benefit from the traditional test preparation process. But we knew there had to be a solution. If test takers were not doing well on the CCRN test despite high intelligence, there had to be a set of secret keys to the test that would open the door of success for these test takers.

We believe we have succeeded in finding the secret keys of the exam. What we found was surprising, and in some cases ridiculously simple once explained to the average test taker.

We put the findings together in a thorough, concise study guide that we believe allows any test taker, at any skill level, to improve his or her results dramatically with a minimum of effort.

The Third Reason:

We created the product in part because we were frustrated by the options available to test takers who really wanted to do well on the CCRN test.

A common approach is to TEACH the material, instead of TEACHING THE TEST. That's not necessarily good enough for the CCRN test. You have to know how to apply the knowledge. Most test takers already have a general knowledge of the material that will be covered on the exam.

One reason some test takers do well on the day of the test is that they have made the critical connection between the material they learned and how to use the material to succeed on the CCRN test.

Our guide addresses the difference between merely knowing the material and knowing how to use the material to perform on test day.

You're going to save time, money, and aggravation. You'll learn to avoid the mistakes and the bad strategies that you've been vulnerable to. Just for starters, here are some ways our product can help your score on the CCRN test...

The Exclusive Test Taking Techniques

  • Keys to questions that give away the wrong (or right) answers. You get credit for some of the questions just by paying attention to how the question is asked.
  • Get quick, customized help for the questions you have about how to use our materials. Just send us a quick email and we'll get back to you promptly with the answer.
  • Details the EXACT STUDY PLAN for the CCRN test that we believe gives the most results in the least time. No matter if you're studying for a week or a month, you won't waste the precious study time you have on useless activities.
  • Our researchers are more than just academic theoreticians who understand the technical nature of standardized tests, but are also experts on test taking itself. They reveal the exact skills and the information you'll need to perform under pressure during the test.
  • Learn why, when, and how to guess to your advantage. Many test takers use exactly the wrong strategy, but you can avoid the pitfalls with the help of our standardized test experts.
  • Includes instructions detailing the best way for you to get started with your preparation efforts so you can begin the path of improving your scores immediately.
  • The most efficient and accurate method for picking the right answer. You won't be scratching your head trying to read the mind of the test question writer, but will instead know exactly what to look for to pick the best answer.
  • Courteous, unlimited customer service is 100% free. If you need the product sent to a different address, lose the product, or have any other difficulty, the help you need is just a short email away, and our representatives are active 7 days a week helping customers.
  • The research of our team of test experts is 100% independent and original.
  • Our exclusive calibration strategy to help you never go too fast OR too slow when answering even the toughest questions.
  • The 5-step process we've developed, what we call the phased approach, concerning the use of the various study aids and practice tests.
  • How to structure your preparation to avoid the problem of procrastination that can kill your chances of success.
  • The most important things you should take care of within 24 hours of taking the test. Make sure you've taken care of the little things in addition to studying hard.
  • How to predict the right answer before you see the answer choices, and how to prevent the wrong answers from polluting your mind and tempting you into a trap designed by the test writers.
  • Why answers that sound correct are often the very ones that are wrong and how to tell the difference between the right answer and the many clever-sounding traps set for you by the test writers.
  • Our benchmark method for deciding which of the answer choices you should pick.
  • How some of the random bits of information in a question often give away the right answer choice.
  • How to milk the question for clues to the right answer even if you aren't sure what the question is asking about.
  • How to avoid panicking when you don't know the answer to a question. We offer a systematic method that will serve as the lifeline you need to minimize the time wasted on the test questions that leave you stumped.
  • What to do about the tough questions that you have no clue how to answer. Don't just give up, use the advice we offer to make sure you give yourself the best chance of getting the right answer.
  • How to use our brainstorming method to get inside the question and reveal the hard-to-find clues and some of the subtle things you didn't realize you knew.
  • Do you know what a hedge phrase is? Learn why looking for the key weasel words in the question can help identify the correct answer.
  • The secret to using the contextual clues in the questions and the answer choices to make important distinctions between the right and the wrong answer choices.
  • How to avoid careless mistakes by using the quick double check system. It will more than pay for itself relative to the time it will take you.
  • Why extreme statements in the answer choices are dead giveaways for wrong answers. Find out how to detect the subtle differences between reasonable answers and the answers that are almost always wrong.
  • Learn how to group your answer choices into families that often narrows down the pool of correct answers. This is a quick way to immediately eliminate one or two of the answer choices and increase your odds of getting the question right.

Now, you're probably wondering how and why we can do all the things we claim.

Let us explain.

Before we go any further, let us clarify what CCRN Exam Secrets is not. It is not a stale rehash of all of the things you have already learned in the past.

CCRN Exam Secrets is our exclusive collection of the tips and the information that we have specially selected to give you the best results on the CCRN test for the least time spent studying. It's written in everyday language and is easy to use.

We cover the essential skills necessary to do well on the CCRN test, plus comprehensive reviews covering all of the essential test sections individually.

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Warning: Always Look for These 6 Criteria

There is a lot of confusion surrounding studying for the CCRN test, and standardized tests in general. In our opinion, these are the 6 criteria you should always look for in a study guide for the CCRN test:

One: The guide must be written by writers who have painstakingly researched the topics and concepts needed to succeed on the CCRN test. The blind cannot hope to lead the blind.

Two: The guide must be written in easy-to-use everyday language so all test takers can access the information.

Three: The guide must be to-the-point, with no fluff to distract the test taker from the truly important information.

Four: The guide must address the test first, the material second. If the material was the only thing that was important, then every test taker that understood the material should get a perfect score. That doesn't happen because there's a difference between simply knowing what's on the test and the way you perform on the test. You want a study guide to close that gap.

Five: The guide must motivate the test taker to actually study for the exam. If the guide is hard to read, the time spent studying will be slow and painful, and the results will be meager.

Six: The guide must be guaranteed. If you don't pass with flying colors, you get your money back, no questions asked.

You get at least 10 times your money's worth!

When you consider what's at stake with the exam, we believe the value of our study guide gives you at least ten times your money's worth.

In summary, here's what you get:

When you buy CCRN Exam Secrets, it includes:

The 5 Secret Keys to CCRN Exam Success:

  • Plan Big, Study Small
  • Make Your Studying Count
  • Practice the Right Way
  • Pace Yourself
  • Have a Plan for Guessing

The comprehensive General Strategy review including:

  • Read Carefully
  • Contextual Clues
  • Prefixes
  • Hedge Words
  • Switchback Words
  • Face Value
  • Answer Selection
  • Eliminate Answers
  • Avoid Fact Traps
  • Extreme Statements
  • Benchmark
  • Predict the Answer
  • Tough Questions
  • Check Your Work
  • Pace Yourself
  • Don’t Rush
  • Keep Moving

Adult CCRN Exam:

  • Coronary Artery Syndromes
  • Myocardial Infarctions
  • Papillary Muscle Rupture
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Acute Venous Thromboembolism
  • Anticoagulants
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Intraaortic Balloon Pump
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Hemothorax
  • Pulmonary Pharmacology
  • Arterial Blood Gases
  • Respiratory Acidosis
  • Airway Management
  • Therapeutic Gases
  • Ventilator Weaning
  • Thoracentesis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Endocrine
  • Acute Hypoglycemia
  • Ketoacidosis
  • Parathyroid Dysfunction
  • Cushing Syndrome
  • Morphology
  • Hematology
  • Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Cryoprecipitate
  • Neurology
  • Cerebral Aneurysms
  • Cerebral Vasospasm
  • Brain Death
  • Infectious Encephalopathy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Bacterial Meningitis
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome
  • Monroe-Kellie Hypothesis
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Peritonitis
  • Esophagectomy
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Hepatic Cirrhosis
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Acute Pancreatitis

Neonatal CCRN Exam:

  • Cardiogenic Shock
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiovascular
  • Temporary Transvenous Pacemakers
  • Antidysrhythmics
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Inotropic Agents
  • Rhythm Disturbances
  • Emergency Defibrillation
  • Hypotension
  • Anticoagulants
  • Thrombolytics
  • Thrombolytics
  • Hemodynamic Monitoring
  • Tracheal Intubation
  • Thoracentesis
  • Air Leak Syndromes
  • Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Tachypnea Of Newborn
  • Galactosemia
  • Hyperammonemia
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hematology
  • Cryoprecipitate
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Pathophysiology
  • Thrombosis Syndrome
  • Coagulation Profile
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Immunosuppressant Drugs
  • Klumpke's Paralysis
  • Brain Death
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Meconium Ileus
  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis
  • Mesenteric Ischemia
  • Adhesions
  • Acute Hepatic Failure
  • Acute Renal Failure
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Creatinine Clearance
  • Birth Asphyxia
  • Bioethics

Pediatric CCRN Exam:

  • Acute Pulmonary Edema
  • Norwood Procedure
  • Cardiac Postsurgical Management
  • Antimicrobial Prophylaxis
  • Hemodynamic Monitoring
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Wide Complex Tachycardias
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Hypovolemic Shock
  • Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Pulmonary Embolus
  • Tracheal Intubation
  • Nasopharyngeal
  • Respiratory Acidosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Tracheomalacia
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Pharmacology
  • Thoracic Trauma
  • Acute Hypoglycemia
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Ketoacidosis
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Chvostek's Sign
  • Addison's Disease
  • Cushing Syndrome
  • Hematology
  • Graft Versus Host Disease
  • Cryoprecipitate
  • Neurology
  • Lateral Cord Syndromes
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Brain Death
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Transferrin
  • Proton Pump Inhibitors
  • Acute Tubular Necrosis
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Anorexia
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Acetaminophen Toxicity
  • Cyanide Poisoning
  • Benzodiazepine Toxicity

plus all of the other special tips and secrets we have included to help you prepare for the exam.

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Since we know it's 100% to your benefit to use our study guide, we want to further encourage you by also including the following with your order:

  • Bonus One

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    Our CCRN practice test questions give you the opportunity to test your knowledge on a set of questions. You can know everything that is going to be covered on the test and it will not do you any good on the day of the test if you have not had a chance to practice. Repetition is the key to success and using the practice test questions allows you to reinforce the strengths you already have, while improving the weaknesses that you need to overcome.

    Detailed answer explanations are included for the questions. It may sound obvious, but you have to know which questions you missed (and more importantly why you missed the question) to be able to avoid making the same mistakes again when you take the real test. That's why the practice test questions we include for the CCRN test include answer keys with detailed answer explanations to each question. The in-depth answer explanations will allow you to better understand the questions that were difficult for you or that you needed more help to understand.

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This Page Last Updated: 08/15/2022