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We have 1,239 Multiple-choice 1st, 2nd, and 3rd order questions with four detailed teaching points linked to 683 PubMed indexed review articles related to the CCRN® Examination. You can customize practice questions to anatomical and clinical Critical Care Nurse subject areas. In addition, you will have access to a 250 question pre- and post-test Critical Care Nurse Exam to help you target learning and identify areas that need further study. Analytics and reports allow you to compare your scores to other students.
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Critical Care Nurse Exam Overview
How many hours is the Critical Care Nurse Exam?
The Critical Care Nurse Exam is 3 hours.
How many questions is the Critical Care Nurse Exam?
The Critical Care Nurse Exam is 125 questions.
What topics are covered on the Critical Care Nurse Exam?
Topics include: Cardiovascular - 17%, Respiratory - 15%, Endocrine/Hematology/Gastrointestinal/ Renal/Integumentary - 20%, Musculoskeletal/Neurological/ Psychosocial - 14%, Multisystem - 14%, and Professional Caring Ethical Practice - 20%
Critical Care Nurse Exam MCQs (1,239)
Our question bank for the Critical Care Nurse Exam covers four Cognitive Difficulty Levels:
- Allergy and Immunology - 20 questions
- Cardiovascular - 518 questions
- Connective Tissue - 6 questions
- Ears Nose and Throat - 41 questions
- Endocrine and Metabolic - 100 questions
- Eyes - 2 questions
- Gastrointestinal - 124 questions
- Genetics - 1 questions
- Genitourinary - 11 questions
- Gynecologic - 8 questions
- Hematologic - 78 questions
- Infectious - 195 questions
- Integument - 50 questions
- Musculoskeletal - 47 questions
- Nervous - 228 questions
- Nutrition - 29 questions
- Obstetric - 12 questions
- Oncologic - 18 questions
- Psychiatric Mental Health - 55 questions
- Pulmonary - 358 questions
- Renal - 71 questions
- Surgery - 124 questions
- Toxicology - 143 questions
- Trauma - 190 questions
- Manage Care and Comply Regulations - 45 questions
- Promote Safety and Minimize Infection - 40 questions
- Health Promotion & Maintenance (Prevent Problems) - 60 questions
- Basic Care and Comfort (Assist Daily Living Tasks) - 31 questions
- Pharm/Parenteral Therapy (Drugs/Vital Signs) - 293 questions
- Reduction Risk (Post Procedure) - 80 questions
- Physiological Adaptation (Care Ill Patients) - 557 questions
- Psychosocial (Mental Health Patient/Family) - 28 questions
- Process (Analysis, Assess, Eval, Implement, Plan) - 656 questions
- Caring (Hope and Support) - 8 questions
- Communication/Documentation (Oral, Written, EMR) - 20 questions
- Teaching/Learning (Promotes Behavior Change) - 6 questions
- Culture/Spiritualilty (Beliefs, Practices, Ethics) - 5 questions
- Causes - 481 questions
- Classification - 89 questions
- Differential - 438 questions
- Epidemiology - 11 questions
- Evaluation Diagnostic Tests - 193 questions
- Evaluation Lab - 295 questions
- Evaluation Monitoring - 192 questions
- Evaluation Nuclear Medicine - 1 questions
- Evaluation Procedures - 175 questions
- Evaluation Radiologic - 162 questions
- Health Maint Prevention Public Health - 40 questions
- History Physical - 1160 questions
- Legal - 24 questions
- Pathophysiology - 509 questions
- Patient Education - 13 questions
- Prognosis Complications - 709 questions
- Toxicology - 96 questions
- Treatment Medical - 807 questions
- Treatment Prehospital - 28 questions
- Treatment Rehabilitation - 6 questions
- Treatment Surgical - 103 questions
- Healthcare Ethics - 31 questions
- Clinical Education - 8 questions
- Therapeutics (Drug treatment) - 160 questions
- Biostatics and Calculations - 6 questions
- Drug Information - 161 questions
- Pharmaceutics (Safely dosing medications) - 92 questions
- Pharmacokinetics (Drug movement in body) - 12 questions
Critical Care Nurse Exam Articles (683)
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Brain trauma or traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from a blow, bump, jolt, or penetrating injury to the head that disrupts the normal function o ...
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States, with an annual occurrence of more than 1.5&nbs ...
Diphenoxylate is an active ingredient of commonly available antimotility agents. Its indication is for the treatment of diarrhea in adult ...
Warfarin is a vitamin K antagonist used as an anticoagulant used for treatment and prevention of a variety of coagulopathic and thromboembolic diso ...
Feeding tubes are tubes mainly inserted into the gastrointestinal (GI) tract to provide a patient with a route for enteral nutrition, though they c ...
Innominate artery injury is a rare but lethal injury. Most injuries are due to blunt trauma rather than penetrating injury. Injury to the innominat ...
The atrioventricular (AV) node is a subendocardial structure located in the inferior-posterior right atrium. In an average adult, an ...
Tracheostomy is one of the earliest surgical procedures recorded, with illustrations depicting it as early as 3600 B.C. in ancient Egypt. A tracheo ...
A bowel obstruction can either be a mechanical or functional obstruction of the small or large intestines. The obstruction occurs when the lumen of ...
Anoxic encephalopathy, or hypoxic-ischemic brain injury, is a process that begins with the cessation of cerebral blood flow to brain tissue, which ...
Candidiasis is an opportunistic infection caused by Candida, a type of fungi. Fungi are eukaryotic organisms found in the form ...
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain from external mechanical force. TBI can generally be classified as either closed or penetrat ...
Close to 6,800 prescription medications and countless over-the-counter drugs are available in the United States. To further complicate a practition ...
Bowel ischemia can affect a small or large intestine and can occur by any cause, which leads to intestinal blood flow reduction.
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