Nursing Education and Professional Development

Critical Care Nursing Certification (CCRN) Exam Review Course


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  • Thursday, Jan. 29, and Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
  • Tuesday, May 5 and Wednesday, May 6, 2015
  • Wednesday, Sept. 2 and Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

7:30-4:30 p.m. both days


Location to be provided with registration confirmation, which will be sent close to class date.

Course Objectives:

This is a two-day  course that provides the critical care nurse with a review of the AACN’s core curriculum.  The AACN Test Plan/Blueprint for the exam is used to provide central knowledge of care provided in the ICU with review of nursing care and interventions for the critical care provider.  This course is designed to assist with preparation of the nurse to take the CCRN certification exam by the following objectives:                          

  • Describe the physiologic anatomy, pathophysiologic alterations and patient assessment for each system.
  • Describe assessment, diagnostic tools and therapeutic interventions relevant to patients in the ICU setting.
  • Demonstrate application of critical thinking skills and patient advocacy as outlined in the AACN Synergy Model of Patient Care.
  • Discuss and practice test-taking skills with practice questions.


15 for two days; 7 CNEs for Day 1; 8 CNEs for Day 2.

Cost No Cost to VUMC Staff $175 for both days;
$100 for one days.
(cost includes Program Manual and CE Certificate)
Registration Vanderbilt Staff must be registered by their manager Non-VUMC Staff, click here to register

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Certification Exam Review Courses

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