[Adult] Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) Nursing Certification Review Course, Register April 1-28, 2022


Course Type:  Zoom event, instructor-led workshop

Course Description:

This is a two-day course that provides the critical care nurse with a review of the AACNs core curriculum. The AACN Test Plan/Blueprint for the exam is used to provide central knowledge of care provided in the ICU with a review of nursing care and interventions for the critical care provider. This course is designed to assist with the preparation of the nurse to take the CCRN certification exam by the following objectives:

  • Describe the physiologic anatomy, pathophysiologic alterations and patient assessment for each system.
  • Describe assessment, diagnostic tools and therapeutic interventions relevant to patients in the ICU setting.
  • Demonstrate the application of critical thinking skills and patient advocacy as outlined in the AACN Synergy Model of Patient Care.
  • Discuss and practice test-taking skills with practice questions.

Day 1:

  • Test-taking Strategies/Expectations
  • Professional Caring and Ethical Practice
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology/Immunology
  • Renal
  • Respiratory
  • Endocrine

Day 2:

  • Cardiac
  • Shock
  • Multi-system
  • Neurology
  • Psychosocial


Luffman has 13 years of experience in Trauma and CCRN since 2008. Currently, she works as a Nurse Practitioner for the Trauma Unit at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 

Carmen Mauldin, BSN, RN, CCRN-K
Mauldin is a director of Nursing Education and Professional Development and an active member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. She has over 10 years of nursing experience in a variety of clinical areas including post-surgical acute care, acute care medicine, medical-surgical ICU, and cardiovascular intensive care. 

Lindsey Netzel, MSN, RN, CCRN, FCCS
Netzel has 9 years of nursing experience in MICU, renal transplant and nephrology unit, cardiac cath lab, organ donation and donor management, and CCRN since 2009.  She is currently the nursing education specialist for the Medical Intensive Care Unit and Palliative Care Unit at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 

Michaella Keyes, BSN, RN, CCRN
Keyes currently works at Vanderbilt as a staff nurse in the Medical Intensive Care Unit.  She has worked there for over the last two years and received her CCRN certification this past year. She worked at UT Medical Center Knoxville in their orthopedic trauma unit before coming to Vanderbilt.  I am currently enrolled as a full-time student in TTU-ETSU’s dual AG-ACNP DNP program. 

Contact Hours = 14.5 for two days






virtual both days
7:30 am - 4:30pm
Cloud CME with recordings
and modules


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Accreditation Statement:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nursing Education and Professional Development, is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.