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PASS CCRN®!, 4th Edition

Fully updated to mirror the latest CCRN-Adult test plan, PASS CCRN®!, 4th Edition is well known for its innovative learning strategies, targeted-yet-comprehensive coverage, and meticulous accuracy. Each section of the exam is addressed in detail, with review content presented in logical outline format and accompanied by a wealth of illustrations, tables, and algorithms. Learning activities in the book, as well as more than 1,000 review questions on the companion Evolve website, offer valuable practice and test-taking experience.

  • Completely updated content follows the latest CCRN Test Plan to ensure you have the most current information for exam preparation.
  • Easy-to-follow outline format quickly and clearly presents the information you must know to pass the CCRN exam.
  • Engaging learning activities provide fun and stimulating ways to learn critical concepts.
  • Helpful appendices offer quick access to common abbreviations, laboratory values, and formulas essential to providing effective critical nursing care.
  • NEW! Behavioral/Psychosocial chapter reflects the latest CCRN test plan, addressing behavioral and psychosocial issues that affect the care of the critically ill.
  • More than 1,000 multiple-choice review questions on the new companion Evolve website offer convenient electronic access and can be answered in Study Mode or Exam Mode.
  • Nearly 45% of the art is new or updated, including completely new algorithms based on the latest core protocols from the AHA, to help clarify complex concepts.
  • Pharmacology boxes in each chapter highlight pharmacology as it pertains to each body system.

I waited after reading all the previous reviews to order this book. I also did not order until calling Elsevier to verify the questions were indeed on line. I have avoided taking this exam for years so this is now my 3rd edition. The CD disc that came with my previous copy did not work.
So, my book arrived, online services helped me getting the key code entered and all is well in the world. If I wouldn’t lose Internet connections, life would be superb. All the questions are great, although I have found at least 2 wrong answers selected even though the computer response explanation selects “in wording” my response. The review questions do help with studying as that leads to reading in search of finding answers, thus learning (or remembering) in the process.

UPDATE: I passed my CCRN August 14th, and this book was the only review book for the exam I opened. Excellent!

Excellent book for the CCRN.


– well written
– easy to follow note formate, no long paragraphs
– to the point explanations
– plenty of diagrams and charts
– minimal nursing bs typical in nursing books
– detailed
– good review material, including online practice questions

The online questions that come with this book are extremely helpful. I love being able to go through the questions and then refer to the book for explanations. It’s what I needed.

I bought this book for the online study questions. I used that to guide my studying because this book is just so dense, you can’t tell what is important and what isn’t. Anyway, I passedy test a few weeks later, 116 questions correct out of 125. If you buy this book only for the online access, ut will be worth your money.. I highly recommend it.

The exercises after each chapter weren’t as helpful for me as the online questions. I have a PC lap top and an iPad and needed help accessing the online material but their customer’s service was excellent. For apple products you will need to download Photon or a similar app. Works like a charm. I am shocked by how much I’ve learned (or didn’t know?). I will post a follow-up on how I do on the exam.

Product Details :

  • Paperback: 928 pages
  • Publisher: Mosby; 4 edition (January 21, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0323077269
  • ISBN-13: 978-0323077262
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 10.9 inches

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