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CCRN® Exam Review (Pediatric)

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Course Description

Critical care nurses are seeing patients with more severe and complex healthcare needs, which requires nurses to be more proficient and clinically competent. Nursing certification is considered the standard by which regulatory agencies and the public recognize quality nursing care.

The purpose of this review is to assist the participant in preparing for the Pediatric CCRN Exam. This course preparation will use a systems approach to review the essential aspects of nursing care in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Teaching methods to be utilized during this review include lecture, case studies, discussion and practice questions. The information provided will benefit the critical care nurse through the enhancement of knowledge concerning the continuum of care for the pediatric critical care patient.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Review test-taking strategies.
  • Review the AACN Synergy Model.
  • Review critical physiology of each core body system.
  • Discuss significant assessment and diagnostic findings for each core body system.
  • Discuss etiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic findings and specific patient management of commonly seen critical care conditions.


Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • CCRN Exam and Test Construction
  • Cardiovascular Parts I, II, and III
  • Synergy
  • Pulmonary Parts I and II
  • Endocrine

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Hematology and Immunology
  • Renal
  • Gastrointestinal
  • IV Infiltrates | Psychosocial | Muscular Infections
  • Neurology
  • Shock | MOSF | Trauma
  • Toxicology | Near-Drowning | Multisystem