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We have 1,474 Multiple-choice 1st, 2nd, and 3rd order questions with four detailed teaching points linked to 743 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 (1,474)
Our question bank for the Critical Care Nurse Exam covers four Cognitive Difficulty Levels:
- Allergy and Immunology - 30 questions
- Cardiovascular - 596 questions
- Connective Tissue - 6 questions
- Ears Nose and Throat - 46 questions
- Endocrine and Metabolic - 142 questions
- Eyes - 3 questions
- Gastrointestinal - 151 questions
- Genetics - 1 questions
- Genitourinary - 18 questions
- Gynecologic - 8 questions
- Hematologic - 88 questions
- Infectious - 216 questions
- Integument - 59 questions
- Musculoskeletal - 54 questions
- Nervous - 271 questions
- Nutrition - 33 questions
- Obstetric - 12 questions
- Oncologic - 34 questions
- Psychiatric Mental Health - 64 questions
- Pulmonary - 448 questions
- Renal - 93 questions
- Surgery - 141 questions
- Toxicology - 162 questions
- Trauma - 239 questions
- Manage Care and Comply Regulations - 52 questions
- Promote Safety and Minimize Infection - 40 questions
- Health Promotion & Maintenance (Prevent Problems) - 77 questions
- Basic Care and Comfort (Assist Daily Living Tasks) - 31 questions
- Pharm/Parenteral Therapy (Drugs/Vital Signs) - 358 questions
- Reduction Risk (Post Procedure) - 83 questions
- Physiological Adaptation (Care Ill Patients) - 774 questions
- Psychosocial (Mental Health Patient/Family) - 33 questions
- Process (Analysis, Assess, Eval, Implement, Plan) - 903 questions
- Caring (Hope and Support) - 9 questions
- Communication/Documentation (Oral, Written, EMR) - 24 questions
- Teaching/Learning (Promotes Behavior Change) - 7 questions
- Culture/Spiritualilty (Beliefs, Practices, Ethics) - 7 questions
- Causes - 509 questions
- Classification - 104 questions
- Differential - 578 questions
- Epidemiology - 12 questions
- Evaluation Diagnostic Tests - 230 questions
- Evaluation Lab - 369 questions
- Evaluation Monitoring - 244 questions
- Evaluation Nuclear Medicine - 1 questions
- Evaluation Procedures - 186 questions
- Evaluation Radiologic - 184 questions
- Health Maint Prevention Public Health - 42 questions
- History Physical - 1390 questions
- Legal - 25 questions
- Pathophysiology - 572 questions
- Patient Education - 15 questions
- Prognosis Complications - 822 questions
- Toxicology - 108 questions
- Treatment Medical - 931 questions
- Treatment Prehospital - 32 questions
- Treatment Rehabilitation - 7 questions
- Treatment Surgical - 116 questions
- Healthcare Ethics - 35 questions
- Clinical Education - 16 questions
- Therapeutics (Drug treatment) - 186 questions
- Biostatics and Calculations - 6 questions
- Drug Information - 165 questions
- Pharmaceutics (Safely dosing medications) - 94 questions
- Pharmacokinetics (Drug movement in body) - 12 questions
Critical Care Nurse Exam Articles (743)
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a collection of interventions performed to provide oxygenation and circulation to the body during cardiac ar ...
Trauma is the leading cause of death worldwide. In the United States, trauma is the leading cause of death in young adults and accounts for ten per ...
CK-MB is an isoenzyme of creatine kinase. Creatine kinase dephosphorylates creatine phosphate to creatine, providing the energy required for A ...
Capillary refill time (CRT) is a useful and rapid metric in determining the intravascular volume status of ill patients, particularly those with co ...
There are multiple types of normal and abnormal respiration. They include apnea, eupnea, orthopnea, dyspnea, hyperpnea, hyperventilation, hypoventi ...
Spinal cord compression can result from a myriad of both atraumatic and traumatic causes. The spinal column, comprised of numerous soft tissue and ...
Ascites is the pathologic accumulation of fluid within the peritoneal cavity. It is the most common complication of cirrhosis and occurs in about 5 ...
Opioids and opiates together comprise a class of medications widely used primarily to control severe pain. The first-line drugs for mild to moderat ...
Sodium nitroprusside (SNP) is a potent vasodilator that first gained FDA approval for the treatment of severe hypertension in 1974. First discovere ...
Nuclear medicine is conducted by administering small doses of radioactive material to a patient and then using a device, gamma cameras, to detect t ...
Central venous catheters (CVC) are frequently used in critical care units, hemodialysis units, and oncology units for the administration of intrave ...
Over the past two decades, the rate of overdose from opiates has increased significantly. While many factors have contributed to opioid overdose in ...
Intraosseous (IO) vascular access refers to the placement of a specialized hollow bore needle through the cortex of a bone into the medullary space ...
Central venous pressure, which is a measure of pressure in the vena cava, can be used as an estimation of preload and right atrial pressure. Centra ...
Magnesium is a mineral that is naturally found in your body and in the food you consume daily. It is responsible for many processes within the body ...
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