CCRN Review


CCRN Review (2 Days)

At CSHS, we build our reputation on your success.

We are the experts in nursing education and the leader in quality CCRN review and preparation programs. At CSHS, our goal is to have our students pass the CCRN exam on their first attempt.

This 2-day course is designed for critical care nurses who are preparing to take the CCRN exam and for those who want to recertify. It is an in-depth review of the following critical care concepts that are outlined on the CCRN Blueprint:

Day One

Test-taking strategies:

  • How to answer ethical and legal issue questions.

  • How to answer communication questions.

  • How to eliminate incorrect options.

  • How to chose between the two best options.

  • How to develop critical thinking skills.

Clinical Judgment:


  • Hemodynamics

  • Acute coronary Syndrome (MI/Angina)

  • Heart failure/Cardiomyopathy

  • Arrhythmias

  • Cardiogenic shock

  • Cardiac Surgery


  • ARDS

  • PE

  • Ventilator (weaning/care)

  • Chest trauma (Chest tube, Pneumothrax, etc).

  • Pneumonia, Asthma

Day Two

Neurology Review

  • Head Injuries

  • Aneurysm

  • ICP management (Ventriculostomy, Craniotomy).

  • Stroke & meningitis

  • Seizures disorders

  • Spinal cord injuries


  • DKA

  • HHNK


  • DI

  • Hper/hypothyrodism


  • GI Bleeding

  • Pancreatitis

  • Liver Failur


  • Acute Renal Failure

  • Chronic Renal Failure

  • Dialysis

  • Electrolyte imbalance

  • DIC

  • Immunocompromise


  • trauma

  • Septic shock/infectious diseases.

  • Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS)

  • Toxic Exposure

Professional Caring and Ethical Practic:

  • Caring practices

  • Moral agen

  • Response to diversity

Speaker: Rafat Qahoush PhD, RN

Dr. Qahoush received his Master degree in critical care as a clinical nurse specialist from UCLA School of Nursing and his PhD from UCSF School of Nursing. His recent work experience includes critical care,neurosurgical and cardiothoracic surgery.

CE Hours

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider Number 17440), for 14 contact hours.

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Tuition $191
Registration Fees (nonrefundable) $34
Total Course Fees $225

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