CCRN Exam Prep - Neonatal Critical Care Nursing

Practice Quiz presents 25 free review questions and explanations for the CCRN Neonatal Critical Care Nursing exam given by AACNCC.

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The CCRN Neonatal exam is designed to give applicants certification and prove their knowledge of critical information to become a registered nurse. It differs from the CCRN Pediatric because applicants must prove mastery in critical care infants instead of young children. This exam is administered year round, Monday through Saturday, by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Certification Corporation.

There are 150 multiple-choice questions, which applicants must answer in 3 hours. 25 of those 150 are purely experimental questions, whereas the remaining 125 counts toward the overall score. Applicants are tested on the following topics:

  • Endocrine
  • Hematology and Immunology
  • Neurology
  • Renal
  • Caring practices
  • Clinical Inquiry
  • Handling Diversity

The Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Neonatal (CCRN-Neonatal) certification is a specialized certification offered by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) for nurses who work with neonatal patients.

There are several reasons why you might consider getting this certification:

  1. To advance your career: Many hospitals and other healthcare organizations prefer to hire nurses with advanced certifications, such as the CCRN-Neonatal. By earning this certification, you may be able to open up new job opportunities and advance your career.
  2. To demonstrate your knowledge and skills: The CCRN-Neonatal certification is a way to display your knowledge and skills in caring for neonatal patients. By earning this certification, you can show that you have a high level of expertise in this area.
  3. To improve patient outcomes: Nurses with advanced training and expertise in neonatal care can help enhance the outcomes of neonatal patients. By earning the CCRN-Neonatal certification, you can be better equipped to provide high-quality care to your neonatal patients.
  4. To stay current with best practices: The CCRN-Neonatal certification requires ongoing education to maintain the credential. By staying current with the latest research and practices in neonatal care, you can provide the best possible care to your patients.

Overall, earning the CCRN-Neonatal certification can be a valuable investment in your career as a nurse. It can demonstrate your knowledge, skills, and dedication to providing high-quality care to neonatal patients.

Looking for more basic critical care practice? Check out our PCCN Progressive Critical Care Nursing Exam Prep set with dozens of free practice test questions.

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The CCRN Critical Care Nursing Neonatal exam contains questions across two categories: Clinical Judgment (80%) and Professional Caring & Ethical Practice (20%).

Passing the CCRN Critical Care Nursing Neonatal exam grants the test taker CCRN Neonatal Certification.

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