Carol Rauen,rn-bc, ms, ccns, ccrn, pccn, cen, the department editor, is an independent clinical nurse specialist in The Outer Banks of North Carolina. Carol welcomes feedback from readers and practice questions from potential contributors at [email protected].

Tracey A. Boyd,rn-bc, msn, ccrn, cen, assistant director of education, Northern Westchester Hospital, Mount Kisco, New York, contributed the adult CCRN questions.

Lisa M. Soltis,msn, aprn, ccrn-csc, ccns, clinical nurse specialist for cardiothoracic surgery, Sentara Heart Hospital, Norfolk, Virginia, contributed the CSC questions.

The majority of test-taking recommendations revolve around the acquisition and validation of knowledge and the dissection of questions. Another equally important tip would be to relax. I was recently listening to an interview of a retired hall-of-fame athlete answering questions about a young new star. When asked...

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