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Class Information for Critical Care Certification Review Course (CCRN)


This three day course will provide information to prepare the registered nurse to take the AACN® Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN®) Certification Examination. Topics include: cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurology, endocrinology, gastrointestinal, hematological, renal, psychosocial, multisystem disorders and Professional Caring and Ethical Practice concepts. Additionally, there is a post-test that will be administered after the course to assess learning.

Contact Hours

Total Contact hours = 12. Contact hours will be awarded to those individuals who attend the all three class sessions and complete and submit the post-test and evaluation forms. Contact hours are provided by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN®). The American Association of Critical Care Nurses is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. For more information regarding contact hours for this offering, please call Cecelia Henry, Nurse Educator at (301) 451-1164. This activity has no commercial support or sponsorship. Planner, presenters and content reviewers disclose no conflict of interest relative to this educational activity.

Special Comments

No partial contact hours will be awarded. Requires a post-test for completion of the course.

Target Audience

CRNs in the ICU, OCC Service (Priority), however other CRNs within CCND and associated institutes will be considered on case-by-case basis.

Course Objectives

1. Review and describe physiology of major body systems 2. Relate the pathophysiologic basis of various disease states to the nursing process 3. Identify/evaluate outcome criteria to determine effectiveness of nursing care


There are two practice-hour requirement options to choose from for certification eligibility: 1. Two-Year Option- Practice as an RN or APRN for 1750 hours in direct care of acutely/critically ill adult patients during the previous two years, with 875 of those hours accrued in the most recent year preceding application. 2. Five-Year Option- Practice as an RN or APRN for at least five years with a minimum of 2,000 hours in direct care of acutely/critically ill adult patients, with 144 of those hours accrued in the most recent year preceding application. Applicants should be CRNs in the Critical Care Specialty Area. Approval from Nurse Manager is required for this course. Please contact Cecelia Henry cecelia.henry@nih.gov if you have questions.

Sessions Open for Registration

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CCRN3 September 12, 19 and 26, 2019 In-person 09/12/19 - 09/26/19
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