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CCRN® Exam Cram

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Course Description

This interactive course is designed for the nurse who has either just begun studying for the CCRN Exam or who has been independently studying and desires assistance with knowledge validation, questions and test-taking strategies. Each area on the CCRN blueprint is discussed through reviewing exam questions, with a focus on applying knowledge and critical thinking. The CCRN curriculum will be discussed throughout the day to assist with rationale, application of theory and pathophysiology and the ability to avoid typical pitfalls of multiple-choice testing. By the end of the day, you will have learned the skills and strategies necessary to successfully master CCRN content and exam questions.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the CCRN Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Understand test-taking strategies for successfully passing the CCRN Exam.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the CCRN Exam.
  • Identify three ways to narrow down multiple choice questions for the CCRN Exam.
  • Examine the 10 areas of content for the CCRN Exam through test questions and didactic supplementation.


Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. The 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.

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Exam Content and Test-Taking Strategies
  • Cardiovascular Review
  • Pulmonary Review
  • Endocrine Review
  • Hematology and Immunology Review
  • Gastrointestinal Review
  • Renal Review
  • Musculoskeletal Review
  • Neurology Review
  • Behavioral and Psychosocial Review
  • Multisystem Review
  • Professional Caring and Ethical Practice Review