Carol Rauen, rn, ms, ccrn, pccn, cen, rn-bc, the department editor, is an independent clinical nurse specialist in The Outer Banks of North Carolina and a staff nurse in the burn trauma intensive care unit at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Virginia. She developed the CCRN questions. Carol welcomes feedback from readers and practice questions from potential contributors at [email protected].


Cheryl Herrmann, rn, ms, apn, ccrn, ccns-csc-cmc, cardiac clinical nurse specialist, UnityPoint Health Methodist, Peoria, Illinois, submitted PCCN questions 1 through 4.


Mychell Zepeda, rn, bsn, msn, pccn, clinical lead nurse and preceptor, UnityPoint Health Methodist, submitted PCCN question 5.


In order for certification examinations to accurately reflect current clinical practice, the content outline (blueprint) and test questions must change with practice changes. Since its introduction in 1976,...

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