Progressive Care Certified Nurse (PCCN) Review Course, Aug. 4 & 5, 2021


Course Type:  ZOOM live event, instructor-led workshop

Course Description:
This course is designed for those nurses working in the Progressive Care Unit who wish to take the PCCN Examination offered by AACN. The Progressive Care Area is defined as any unit referred to as Intermediate Care, Direct Observation, Step-down, Telemetry Units or Transitional Care. The course will focus on core concepts defined by AACN that are essential for caring for this diverse population of adult patients.

Program Learning Outcomes
This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the PCCN Exam, test plan, and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the exam.
  • Recall the core components covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.

Day 1:  Thursday, August 4
•  Applying to Take the Exam, Test-Taking Strategies
•  Professional Caring, Ethical Practice
•  Cardiovascular
•  Hematology
•  Endocrine
•  Gastrointestinal

Day 2:  Friday, August 5
•  Neuro
•  Behavioral, Psychosocial
•  Renal
•  Pulmonary

Mary Ann “Cammy” Christie, MSN, APRN, CCRN-

Cammy is an internationally known speaker with over 45 years of critical care experience. She has taught the CCRN® Exam Review as well as critical care updates with an emphasis on the critical thinking skills of the bedside practitioner. In addition to lecturing across the globe, Cammy is a reviewer for several revered nursing journals, has numerous publications in the area of critical care, and continues to have an active practice as an acute care nurse practitioner at the University of Florida, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Cardiothoracic Surgery. As a critical care nurse practitioner, Cammy brings many clinical practice skills to her lectures as well as providing clinical pearls for bedside care.

MED-ED reserves the right to substitute an equally qualified speaker if necessary.

Contact Hours = 14

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August 4
August 5, 2021

Both Days
8:00 am - 4:30pm



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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.