This innovative review for experienced critical care nurses preparing for the Adult Critical Care certification exam (CCRN) has been finely honed to provide an effective balance of clinical judgment-enhancing content review, practise Q & A, test-taking skills and thorough coverage of the CCRN test blueprint. Written by a well-known CCRN instructor, the review features a unique format called ""Think in Questions"" that is designed specifically to assist the user in thinking critically throughout the exam. This format guides the candidate through each exam topic with a short content review followed by a Socratic-style reasoning process to assist in arriving at the best clinical judgment. The review also features a separate section devoted specifically to the Professional Caring and Ethical Practice portion of the exam, as well as 200 CCRN-style review questions following the exam's content blueprint. These questions, in a simulated exam format, are answered along with rationale for each.
The review is both comprehensive and user-friendly, featuring ""bite-size"" sections for easier learning and memorisation, use of case studies and short scenarios to enhance comprehension and plentiful tables, charts and drawings. The review also includes a section on test-taking skills, specific guidance on preparing for certification exams and useful hints related to the CCRN exam format. Other helpful features include a study plan and guide for nurses to follow while preparing for the CCRN and significant position statement and guidelines throughout.
Kendra Menzies Kent, RN, MS, CCRN, CNRN, RN-BC, is Staff Nurse, ICU, at St. Mary's Hospital, West Palm Beach, Florida. She is a highly experienced Critical Care Nurse and accomplished CCRN instructor, with multiple specialty certifications within critical care and extensive clinical experience in the majority of these specialty areas as well. Ms. Kent is also Educational Consultant for Med Ed Seminars in Charlotte, NC and a speaker for Health and Sciences Television Network (HSTN) and HSTN videos. An accomplished author, Ms. Kent has edited or contributed to Ellis, Decision-Making in Medical Surgical Nursing Ellis, Evaluation Process: Competency-Based Orientation, Expert 10-Minute Physical Examination Expert Rapid Response, AACN Neuroscience Orientation PowerPoint for Traumatic Brain Injury, Critical Care Essentials, and CCRN Review Q&A.