Sara Knippa, ms, rn, acchns-ag, ccrn, pccn, is the contributing editor of the column. Sara is a clinical nurse specialist/educator in the cardiac intensive care unit at University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colorado. She welcomes feedback from readers and practice questions from potential contributors at Sara wrote the introduction.


Marci Ebberts, msn, rn, ccrn-k, and Kristin Sollars, rn, msn, ccrn-k, are clinical education specialists at Saint Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. Marci and Kristin wrote the adult CCRN review questions.



Cheryl Rader, bsn, rn, ccrn-csc, is a staff nurse III in the cardiovascular intensive care unit at Saint Luke’s Hospital. Cheryl wrote the CSC review questions.


Practicing as a certified nurse is about more than making the right choices on a certification examination; it is also about making the daily decisions that matter to ourselves, patients,...

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