Adult CCRN Certification Review Course Online Individual Purchase

Adult CCRN Certification Review Course Online Individual Purchase

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Online Course, 2020


Product Code: ACCRNOD

Adult CCRN Certification Review Course Online Individual Purchase

You’re an expert at what you do every day -- now certify it! AACN’s Adult CCRN Certification Review Course provides the tools you need to confidently prepare for your acute/critical care nursing certification exam.

Course Overview

This comprehensive online course provides an in-depth review of all content areas covered in the most current CCRN Adult test plan, including detailed body systems topics as well as “Professional Caring and Ethical Practice” topics identified in the AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care.

Features include:

  • A flexible, modular design that supports a variety of learning styles and allows repeating to ensure optimal retention
  • An overview of nursing management for adult patients targeted to the content areas identified on the test plans
  • Test-taking strategies to guide your approach to exam questions and increase your success in answering them
  • Practice questions to help you apply decision-making knowledge in a test-like environment
  • A PDF version of the presentation slides for easy note-taking and studying

Who Should Take the Course?

Whether you’re responsible for providing direct care or influencing the care provided to acutely/critically ill adult patients, our online review course helps support your certification journey. It is an ideal study resource for nurses considering CCRN Adult certification via any pathway option:

  • CCRN Direct Care Pathway – For nurses who provide direct care to acutely/critically ill adult patients
  • CCRN Tele-critical Care Pathway – For nurses who work in a tele-critical care ICU setting, monitoring and caring for acutely/critically ill adult patients from a remote location
  • CCRN Knowledge Professional Pathway – For nurses who influence the care delivered to acutely/critically ill adult patients, but do not primarily or exclusively provide direct care

Please note: The course still references the former CCRN-E and CCRN-K credential titles, which are now CCRN – Tele-critical Care Pathway and CCRN – Knowledge Professional Pathway, respectively. This does not impact the course content, which aligns with the Exam Test Plan for the certifications noted above.

Exam Eligibility

Are you eligible to take the CCRN exam? Three pathways of eligibility are available for the CCRN Adult exam. Explore eligibility and practice hour requirements for each pathway, as well as the CCRN Exam Test Plan using the links below.

Course Syllabus

Course content reflects the weighting of items on the CCRN Adult Exam Test Plan: 80% focus on clinical judgment, 20% focus on professional caring and ethical practice.

Clinical Judgment

  • Cardiovascular
  • Respiratory
  • Neurological
  • Renal/Genitourinary
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Hematology/Immunology
  • Endocrine
  • Integumentary/Musculoskeletal
  • Multisystem
  • Behavioral/Psychosocial

Professional Caring and Ethical Practice

  • Advocacy/Moral Agency
  • Caring Practices
  • Response to Diversity
  • Facilitation of Learning
  • Collaboration
  • Systems Thinking
  • Clinical Inquiry

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this learning activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the critical care nursing management needs for adult patients with single- or multi-system organ abnormalities
  • Outline assessment strategies and treatment options for critical care problems common in the adult population
  • Summarize the pathophysiology of single- and multi-system dysfunction in adult patients, and the medical, nursing and pharmacologic management of each

Successful Completion

  • Learners must complete 100% of the activity and the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERPs. No partial credit will be awarded.
  • The course awards 15.5 hours, CERP Category A.

Special Offer

Receive a 50% discount on this review course when purchased at the time of your CCRN Adult certification exam application. Click here to start the application process.

Authors/Facilitators/Presenters & Credentials

  • Carol Ann Rauen, MS, RN-BC, PCCN, CCRN, CEN, TCRN
  • Sara Knippa, MS, RN, ACCNS-AG, CCRN, PCCN


This activity has been reviewed by the Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias. Approval of a continuing education (CE) activity does not imply AACN or ANCC approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012. AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN), California Provider number CEP 1036. This activity is approved for 15.5 contact hours.

AACN programming meets the standards for most states that require mandatory continuing education contact hours for license and/or certification renewal. AACN recommends consulting with your state board of nursing or credentialing organization before submitting CE to fulfill continuing education requirements.

CE Expiration Date: March 31, 2025


AACN Certification Corporation does not approve, endorse, or require for eligibility use of any specific exam preparation products.

This item is non-refundable.