In 2018, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) released a new product for pediatric CCRN certification. The third edition of AACN Core Curriculum for Pediatric High Acuity, Progressive, and Critical Care Nursing is available on the AACN for $83 for members and $98 for non-members. The book was created as a tool for potential pediatric CCRN candidates.
Updates to the new edition include current patient management, updated drug information, a new chapter on professional nursing issues discussing quality, safety, communication, teamwork, work environment, and the ever popular current hot topic of personal wellness. The case studies have also been revised to reflect the latest version of the CCRN exam with questions and rationales. Amazon reviews report that the book is great, but it is very long and very detailed (which is very similar to the second edition).
Every person studies differently. Remember what worked for you in nursing school will likely work for you with this exam. The pediatric CCRN online review course provides over 500 practice questions with rationales, 6 hours of focused video content, a study guide, and a book containing concentrated test content and over 400 practice questions. This allows candidates to study at their own pace with maximum efficiency, which is ideal for nurses work 12 hour shifts.
AACN Core Curriculum for Pediatric High Acuity, Progressive, and Critical Care Nursing. 3rd ed. 2018. Slota M, ed. 968 pages.