Prepare for the CRRN Exam

As you review the CRRN Candidate Handbook while preparing for the CRRN exam, you are encouraged to use a variety of resources. What is the study method that works best for you? Individual review? Study group? Class? What types of materials are most helpful? Textbooks? Audio or video programs? Outlines? Memory aids like flashcards? You may also want to review the prepared sample questions to get a sense of the question format.

Know What is Covered

There are four major domains in the CRRN Exam Content Outline:

1. Rehabilitation nursing models and theories (6%)
2. Functional health patterns (theories, physiology, assessment, standards of care, and interventions in individuals with injury, chronic illness, and disability across the lifespan) (58%)
3. The function of the rehabilitation team and community reintegration (13%)
4. Legislative, economic, ethical, and legal issues (23%).

The CRRN Exam Content Outline lists each domain with related tasks, knowledge, and skill statements. It is the best source of information for exam content.

The RNCB does not sponsor or endorse any review course or other preparation materials.

Use Resources Created for Your Success

ARN has created the very best CRRN exam prep tools to help you while on your path to certification. There are a variety of tools to choose from based on how you prefer to learn! Each of these tools can be purchased in the ARN Bookstore, and at a deep discount to ARN members.

*The following resources may be used for exam preparation, though the list below is not exhaustive as other resources not listed may also prove useful in preparing for the certification exam. Candidates should determine in which areas they need additional knowledge and consult appropriate resources, regardless of whether or not they are listed below. Please note that the purchase and/or use of any exam preparation course or product does not guarantee successful completion of the exam.

The Specialty Practice of Rehabilitation Nursing: A Core Curriculum, 8th ed.

Published by ARN, this comprehensive book is used continuously throughout your career as a rehabilitation nurse and is a must-have resource for those taking the CRRN exam.

CRRN Online Flashcards and/or Physical Flashcard Deck

ARN offers 2 types of flashcards for your various studying needs! Portable and easy to use, the physical CRRN flashcard deck helps you test your knowledge of individual rehabilitation nursing concepts. Our Online flashcards include definitions, concepts and exam-style multiple choice questions. You can also earn 12 CNE with the online flashcards!

Online CRRN Practice Test

Practice questions are presented in the same format as the CRRN exam.

CRRN Tips & Tricks Webinar

Hosted live in August 2018, this presentation helps you prepare for the exam by building familiarity with the exam content outline and reviewing topics like exam question types, online testing techniques, exam registration procedures, and testing center guidelines.

Purchase the CRRN Prep Bundle

This bundle includes the Online CRRN Flashcards, The Specialty Practice of Rehabilitation Nursing: A Core Curriculum 8th ed., and CRRN Exam Tips & Tricks mentioned above, for a discounted price!

Additional Resources

Additional resources to help you prepare for the exam, include:

Carpenito-Moyet, L. (2016). Nursing diagnosis: Application to clinical practice (16th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Willkes.

Hickey, J. (2013). Clinical practice of neurological and neurosurgical nursing (7th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven Publishers.

Jarvis, C. (2015). Physical examination and health assessment (7th ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier Health Sciences.

Karch, A. (2017). 2018 Lippincott pocket drug guide for nurses. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkes.

Mauk, K. (2017). Gerontological nursing: competencies for care. (4th ed.). Boston: Jones & Bartlett.

Mauk, K. (2012). Rehabilitation nursing: a contemporary approach to practice. Boston: Jones & Bartlett.

McCance, K., Huether, S. (2014). Pathophysiology: the biologic basis for disease in adults and children (7th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.

Potter, P., Perry, A., (2016). Fundamentals of nursing (9th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.

Powell, S., Tahan, H. (2016). CMSA core curriculum for case management (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkes.

Thibodeau, G. (2012). Anthony's textbook of anatomy & physiology (20th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book.

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