CCRN Nursing Exam Prep - Adult Critical Care

Practice Quiz presents 107 free review questions and explanations for the CCRN Adult Critical Care Nursing exam given by AACNCC.

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The CCRN Adult is an exam designed to give applicants certification and advance their nursing capabilities. This material is for the CCRN-A. The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Certification Corporation administers this exam year-round, Monday through Saturday.

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:

  • Hematology and Immunology
  • Renal
  • Clinical Inquiry

The Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Critical Care (CCRN-A) certification is a specialized nursing certification for registered nurses who care for critically ill adult patients. Some benefits of obtaining the CCRN-A certification include:

  • Improved patient outcomes: Nurses with specialized training in adult critical care may be better equipped to provide high-quality care to critically ill patients, leading to improved patient outcomes.
  • Increased knowledge and skills: The CCRN-A certification process involves a thorough review of the latest evidence-based practices in adult critical care nursing. This can help nurses stay up-to-date on the latest best practices and improve their knowledge and skills.
  • Career advancement: Holding the CCRN-A certification may make a nurse more competitive in the job market and may lead to opportunities for career advancement within the field of critical care nursing.
  • Enhanced credibility: The CCRN-A certification is a respected and recognized credential in the nursing community. It demonstrates a nurse's commitment to their profession and dedication to providing high-quality care to critically ill patients.
  • Improved patient safety: By staying current on the latest evidence-based practices in adult critical care nursing, CCRN-A certified nurses can help ensure that patients receive the safest and most effective care possible.

Interested in helping younger patients? Check out our CCRN Pediatric Critical Care Nursing Exam Prep set with dozens of free practice test questions.

Disclaimer: This content is provided for informational purposes only. It has not been edited, fact checked or updated. This content is neither affiliated nor endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Certification Corporation or any other official agency. These questions were written by a third party test prep company and licensed by Practice Quiz for use on this site. Please use at your own discretion.


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

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

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