The Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) Examination offered by the Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board (RNCB) qualifies successful candidates as Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurses (CRRN).
The RNCB imposes eligibility requirements on anyone who wants to take the CRRN exam.
* Candidate must have an unencumbered RN license
* The RNCB gives two options for the experience and education requirement. The candidate can have two years of full time rehabilitation nursing experience or one year with further education experience beyond a bachelor’s degree.
The fees for the CRRN exam run $240 for ARN members or $350 for nonmembers. The exam is available two months out of the year. In 2010, candidates can take the exam in July or December. The RNCB does impose application deadlines so all should consider that when calculating when they need to achieve the certification.
Candidates will be tested on a variety of topics related to rehabilitation nursing practices and knowledge used in the field. The test is comprised of multiple choice questions. Candidates will encounter questions based on the following topics.
* Rehabilitation nursing models and theories
* Standards of care
* Nursing diagnosis and process
* Safety concerns
* Technology and uses
* Metabolic functions
The above topics scratch the surface of the material that will be found in the exam. Candidates will take the exam at computer-based testing centers located nationwide. The CASTLE testing center services the exam. Candidates will need to schedule their exam during the month long windows and also remember to bring at least two forms of photo identification to the exam site.
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