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Study Methods and Test-Taking Strategies for the CRRN® Exam

presented by Kristen L. Mauk, PhD, DNP, RN, CRRN, GCNS-BC, GNP-BC, FARN, FAAN

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Financial: Kristen L. Mauk receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Kristen L. Mauk has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course is part of our CRRN(R) Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge CRRN(R) Prep-Program.

This course content will help students to learn successful test-taking skills. Items such as test question construction, how to identify keywords in a question, and finding distractors in the multiple choice answers will be discussed. Practical strategies for passing the CRRN(R) exam will help students to be prepared for the certification test. The test outline is reviewed along with resources for student study such as websites, review cards, the ARN core curriculum, and other helpful texts.

CRRN(R) is a registered trademark of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.

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Dr. Mauk has been a professor of nursing for many years. Prior to moving to Colorado, she was a professor of nursing at a large private university in Indiana for nearly 25 years, and there she held the first Kreft Endowed Chair for the Advancement of Nursing Science, a position dedicated to gerontological nursing. She…

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1. A Primer on Certification Testing

Even with excellent preparation and knowledge, some people experience a lack of test-taking savvy that can negatively impact desired results, such as those on certification exams. This chapter will coach participants in how test questions are developed, how to recognize distractors in exam items, and how to best prepare for success on the CRRN® certification test.

2. Preparing for the CRRN® Exam

This chapter helps participants familiarize themselves with the outline and structure of the CRRN® exam. Domains tested on the certification exam and sample questions will be analyzed. Resources reviewed that can be used for preparation include websites, textbooks, flash cards, and practice tests.

3. Test-Taking Strategies: Making a Personal Plan

Emotional and mental preparation is also important for test-taking success. This chapter will give strategies on test-taking success beyond knowledge of subject matter and encourage participants to develop their own plan for success.

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