CCRN Exam Prep - Pediatric Critical Care

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

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The CCRN Pediatric is an exam designed to give applicants certification and prove their knowledge of critical information in hopes of becoming a registered nurse. It differs from the CCRN Adult in that applicants must prove mastery in critical care of children as patients instead of adults. 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 in total, which applicants must answer in 3 hours. 25 of those 150 are purely experimental questions, whereas the remaining 125 count toward the overall score. Applicants are tested on the following topics:

  • Cardiovascular
  • Endocrine
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Hematology and Immunology
  • Multisystem
  • Neurology
  • Pulmonary
  • Renal
  • Advocacy and Moral Agency
  • Caring practices
  • Collaboration
  • Clinical Inquiry
  • Facilitation of Learning
  • Handling Diversity
  • Systems Thinking

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There are 150 questions on the CCRN Critical Care Nursing Pediatric exam across two main categories: Clinical Judgment (80%) and Professional Caring & Ethical Practice (20%).

Passing the CCRN Critical Care Nursing Pediatric exam is part of the requirements for CCRN Certification. This exam evaluates a nurse's skills in a critical care setting, specifically surrounding critically ill pediatric patients.

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