The AACN Certification Corporation Critical Care (CCRN) Self-Assessment Examination (SAE) is a 60-item online practice examination that proportionally matches the content, cognitive levels, and difficulty of the AACN Certification Corporation CCRN Examination. Although the content coverage is not as broad (this practice exam is only 60 questions, whereas, the CCRN exam is 150), it is still intended to reflect the knowledge required of a critical care nurse. The SAE was developed by the CCRN SAE Committee and can help you prepare for the Certification Examination. It is an excellent study tool for certified practitioners and anyone interested in measuring or improving performance.
The SAE is a tool for preparation to take the CCRN certification exam. It also may be used once during a renewal period by current CCRNs as one measure of continued competence. If you are a current CCRN and you pass the SAE with a score of 70% or greater, you may use 15 Category A CERPs (Continuing Education Recognition Points) toward your renewal. Keep your score report as CERP documentation should you be audited.
The SAE may be accessed as many times as you like, 24 hours a day, for 90 days from the time of purchase. However, you may take the test only once. When you complete the SAE you will be able to review the questions again, but not retake it. After completing the SAE and selecting either of the ‘finish buttons’, you will receive a score report and mastery report via email.
The CCRN SAE is not intended to replace studying for the Certification
Examination. It should not be inferred that performance on the SAE will exactly
replicate performance on the Certification Examination.
To take this test on the web you must have the following:
- A compatible internet browser such as the current version of Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Other browsers may or may not work.
- Cookies and scripting must be enabled.
- Pop-up blocking must be disabled.
After you have successfully placed your web test order, you will be sent a confirming e-mail with specific instructions on how to take the exam.