Carol Rauen, rn-bc, ms, ccrn, pccn, cen, 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. Carol welcomes feedback from readers and practice questions from potential contributors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pamela Shumate, rn, dnp, ccrn, cne, assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, wrote the introduction and the adult CCRN review questions.
Nicole Gendron-Trainer, rn, msn, cns-bc, ccrn-k, educational coordinator for critical care and emergency service lines, Inova Health System, Fairfax, Virginia, contributed the PCCN review questions.
For the 14th year in a row, nursing is regarded as the most trusted profession in the United States. According to the annual Gallup poll,1 85% of Americans rated nurses’ honesty and integrity standards as...