Cardiac Subspecialty Certification (CSC) Exam

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The Cardiac Surgery Certification exam is administered by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and is certifies specialty nurses in the realm of cardiology so that they may work in conjunction with cardiac surgery patients. The test centers on potential problems that may arise with cardiac surgery patients in post-operation and how to solve them. Those who wish to take the exam must complete 1,750 hours of clinical practice. Results are given to the test taker as “pass” or “fail,” as judged by the AACN. The exam is computer based and is scheduled through the applicant's closest Prometric™ testing center.

Applicants have 2 hours to complete the 90 multiple-choice questions. Only 75 of those questions are counted toward the overall score. The questions focus on the following areas: Monitoring and Diagnostics

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The Cardiac Subspecialty Certification (CSC) Exam contains questions across the following categories: Procedures (11%), Complications (33%), Therapeutic Interventions (43%), and Monitoring and Diagnostics (13%).

The passing score for the Cardiac Subspecialty Certification (CSC) Exam is determined by a panel of subject matter experts based on the difficulty of each exam question.

Passing the Cardiac Subspecialty Certification (CSC) Exam grants the test taker CSC certification.

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