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PCCN Certification Prep Course

Ace the Progressive Care Certified Nurse (PCCN) Certification by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Certification Corporation

We include multiple full-length practice tests with hundreds of practice questions.
All lessons are adapted from our highly reviewed study guide.
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Clinical Judgement

Professional Caring and Ethical Practice

Count The Reasons
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Our course includes a flashcard mode with 941 content cards to help you study.
4 Full Tests
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Course Outline
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Study Tips and Test-Taking Strategies
5 Secret Keys to PCCN Exam Success5 Topics
Lesson Content
Secret Key #1: Plan Big, Study Small
Secret Key #2: Make Your Studying Count
Secret Key #3: Practice the Right Way
Secret Key #4: Pace Yourself
Secret Key #5: Have a Plan for Guessing
Test-Taking Strategies3 Topics
Lesson Content
Question Strategies
Answer Choice Strategies
General Strategies
Subject Material
Clinical Judgment: Cardiovascular13 Topics
Lesson Content
Cardiovascular Assessment: Assessment of the Cardiovascular System & Electrocardiogram
Cardiovascular Assessment: Cardiac Output & Assessment of Lower Extremities
Cardiovascular Diagnostics
Cardiovascular Pathophysiology: Myocardial Infarctions & Cardiac Tamponade
Cardiovascular Pathophysiology: Aortic Aneurysms & Cardiomyopathy
Cardiovascular Pathophysiology: Dysrhythmias Part 1
Cardiovascular Pathophysiology: Dysrhythmias Part 2
Cardiovascular Pathophysiology: Dysrhythmias Part 3
Cardiovascular Pathophysiology: Heart Failure
Cardiovascular Pathophysiology: Endocarditis & Myocarditis
Cardiovascular Procedures and Interventions: Cardioversion & Arterial Line Insertion
Cardiovascular Procedures and Interventions: Pacemakers
Cardiovascular Pharmacology
Clinical Judgment: Pulmonary7 Topics
Lesson Content
Pulmonary Assessment
Pulmonary Pathophysiology: Acute Pulmonary Embolism & Acute Respiratory Failure
Pulmonary Pathophysiology: Pneumonia & Status Asthmaticus
Pulmonary Pathophysiology: Air Leak Syndromes & Metabolic and Respiratory Alkalosis
Pulmonary Procedures and Interventions: Non-Invasive Ventilation & Airway Devices
Pulmonary Procedures and Interventions: Mechanical Ventilation
Pulmonary Pharmacology
Clinical Judgment: Endocrine4 Topics
Lesson Content
Endocrine Assessment
Endocrine Diagnostics
Endocrine Pathophysiology
Endocrine Pharmacology
Clinical Judgment: Hematology4 Topics
Lesson Content
Hematologic Diagnostics
Hematologic Pathophysiology
Hematologic Procedures and Interventions
Hematologic Pharmacology
Clinical Judgment: Neurology5 Topics
Lesson Content
Neurological Assessment
Neurological Diagnostics
Neurological Pathophysiology: Encephalopathies & Seizure Disorders
Neurological Pathophysiology: Strokes
Neurological Pharmacology
Clinical Judgment: Gastrointestinal7 Topics
Lesson Content
Gastrointestinal Assessment
Gastrointestinal Diagnostics
Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology: Cholecystitis & Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology: Diverticular Disease & Hepatic Cirrhosis
Gastrointestinal Procedures and Interventions: NG Tubes, Sump Tubes, and Levin Tubes & Drains
Gastrointestinal Procedures and Interventions: Gastrointestinal Surgery
Gastrointestinal Pharmacology
Clinical Judgment: Genitourinary5 Topics
Lesson Content
Genitourinary Assessment
Genitourinary Diagnostics
Genitourinary Pathophysiology: Hydronephrosis & Chronic Kidney Disease
Genitourinary Pathophysiology: Uremic Syndrome
Genitourinary Procedures and Interventions
Clinical Judgment: Musculoskeletal3 Topics
Lesson Content
Musculoskeletal Assessment
Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology
Musculoskeletal Procedures and Interventions
Clinical Judgment: Multisystem14 Topics
Lesson Content
Multisystem Pathophysiology: Range of Severe Infection & Anaphylactic Shock
Multisystem Pathophysiology: Hypothermia & Compartment Syndrome
Infectious Diseases: Viral Infections & Bacterial Infections
Infectious Diseases: Vector-Borne and Parasitic Infections
Infection Control
Multisystem Procedures and Interventions
Integumentary Assessment
Integumentary Pathophysiology
Integumentary Procedures and Interventions
Integumentary Pharmacology
Pain Assessment: Pathophysiology of Pain
Pain Assessment: Pain Assessment Tools & Barriers to Optimal Pain Assessments
Pharmacologic Pain Management: NSAIDs & Opioids
Pharmacologic Pain Management: Treating Pain & Tolerance and Pseudotolerance
Clinical Judgment: Behavioral and Psychosocial5 Topics
Lesson Content
Psychosocial Assessment
Psychosocial Pathophysiology: Delirium & Anxiety Disorders
Psychosocial Pathophysiology: Panic Attacks & Substance Abuse
Psychosocial Interventions
Psychosocial Pharmacology
Clinical Judgment: General7 Topics
Lesson Content
History and Physical Assessment
Diagnostic Testing
Alternative, Complementary, and Non-Pharmacologic Interventions: Complementary Therapy & Temperature-Controlled Therapies
Alternative, Complementary, and Non-Pharmacologic Interventions: Therapeutic Ultrasound & Rehabilitation
Adult Medication Administration
Functional Status and Rehabilitation
Professional Caring and Ethical Practice16 Topics
Lesson Content
AACN Synergy Model
Systems Thinking
Patient Rights
Therapeutic Relationships: Therapeutic Communication
Therapeutic Relationships: Cultural Characteristics
Grief and Loss
Education Theory
Principles of Education: Principles of Adult Learning & Bloom’s Taxonomy
Principles of Education: Resources to Use When Teaching Patients and Their Families
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Legal Regulations
Nursing Research
Evidence Based Practice
Quality Improvement and Risk Assessment
Patient Safety and Injury Prevention
Tell Us What You Think
PCCN Course Feedback
Bonus Content
Guide to Effective Studying6 Topics
Lesson Content
Where and How to Study
Scheduling Study Time
Reading Methods
Taking Notes
Exam Day
How to Overcome Test Anxiety
PCCN Flashcards

Practice Tests

Practice Test 1
PCCN Practice Test 1
Practice Test 2
PCCN Practice Test 2
Practice Test 3
PCCN Practice Test 3
Practice Test 4
PCCN Practice Test 4
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PCCN Certification Prep Course by Mometrix


Clinical Judgment

  • Cardiovascular
  • Pulmonary
  • Endocrine
  • Hematology
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Musculoskeletal

Professional Caring and Ethical Practice

  • Systems Thinking
  • Ethics
  • Patient Rights
  • Therapeutic Relationships
  • Grief and Loss
  • Principles of Education
  • Legal Regulations


Study Guide

Get access to content from the best-reviewed study guide available.

Track Your Progress

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4 Full-Length Practice Tests

With 500+ practice questions and lesson reviews, you can test yourself again and again to build confidence.


Our course includes a flashcard mode consisting of 941 content cards.
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$139 value!
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