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lisayrn
Any studying advice for the CRNI

Hello experts!

I want to take the CRNI in September and am looking for some studying advice.  I have the Core Curriculum text book and the INS Standards.  Do you all recommend any other publications?  How about the audio or video review?  Does anyone know of a prep class?  I live in Northwest PA.

As always, thanks for your help.

Lisa

Beth George
Lisa,   I was recently

Lisa,

 

I was recently chosen to receive a scholarship to take the CRNI.  The books they provide for me to study are:  Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice, Infusion Therapy in Clinical Practice, Core Curriculum for Infusion Nursing, 3rd edition, CRNI Review CD-ROM, and CRNI Exam Preparation Guide. 

I am looking for a copy of Plumers Principles and Practices of Intravenous therapy too.  I have heard it is really good reading and gives you a good knowledge base as well. 

I don't know of any prep classes.  If I lived nearby we could buddy up and study.  I hope you find the information you need.

 

Beth

Beth George, CRNI, VA-BC
Nurse Clinician/Vascular Access
UAB Medicine
Birmingham, AL

mary ann ferrannini
  the fluid and electrolyte
  the fluid and electrolyte book by methany is a must!!!!!as this is an intense section of the test. I have taken this test every 3 years since 1990 so I am very familiar with the content.   Also study infection control more than you think you should some of those questions are also a bit tricky
Beth George
Why do you take the test

Why do you take the test every 3 years?  I was under the impression that you apply educational credits towards your CRNI every 3 years.  I do have a fluid and electrolyte book at home that I will be studying over.  I don't know that it is by methany.  I will check

 

Beth

Beth George, CRNI, VA-BC
Nurse Clinician/Vascular Access
UAB Medicine
Birmingham, AL

lynncrni
You have the option of

You have the option of retaking the test every 3 years OR earning recertification units through the various methods listed on the informational brochure from INCC. It is your choice. Lynn 

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI

www.hadawayassociates.com

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., NPD-BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257

Website http://www.hadawayassociates.com

Office Phone 770-358-7861

Greg Scott
I used the audio tapes and a

I used the audio tapes and a book to prepare for the test.  There were three of us that studied together.  We divided the tapes, reviewed them, made notes, and presented the material at weekly study sessions.  I utilized study cards that I prepared on my own time.  I can't remember what book I used.  I hope this helps.  Good luck.

Greg

Kim Gizzi
[quote=lisayrn] Hello
[quote=lisayrn]

Hello experts!

I want to take the CRNI in September and am looking for some studying advice.  I have the Core Curriculum text book and the INS Standards.  Do you all recommend any other publications?  How about the audio or video review?  Does anyone know of a prep class?  I live in Northwest PA.

As always, thanks for your help.

Lisa

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I was at the AVA conference in Phoenix Sept 6-10. On Sept 9th, there were several classes going on in conference rooms 101 - 105. I went to classes 101, 102 and 103 between the hours of 2pm - 5pm. I lost my cell phone in one of these rooms during that

I was at the AVA conference in Phoenix Sept 6-10. On Sept 9th, there were several classes going on in conference rooms 101 - 105. I went to classes 101, 102 and 103 between the hours of 2pm - 5pm. I lost my cell phone in one of these rooms during that

Kim Gizzi
Lisa, I took a 3 day class

Lisa,

I took a 3 day class to review for the CRNI exam. "Infusion Knowledge" was the company that gave the review. Kay Coulter has been doing this review for many years. I had not done bedside nursing for almost 20 years, so I had a lot of studying to do! Fluids & Electrolytes, Acid/Base balance... I really needed help! Kay's class helped me focus on what I needed to study. All of the books that Beth listed above are great, but I had a hard time actually finding the time needed.

Go to www.infusionknowledge.com and see if there is a class near you or you can also purchase her study material.

 Good Luck!!

I was at the AVA conference in Phoenix Sept 6-10. On Sept 9th, there were several classes going on in conference rooms 101 - 105. I went to classes 101, 102 and 103 between the hours of 2pm - 5pm. I lost my cell phone in one of these rooms during that

Jeff Hanks
Lynn Phillips book "IV

Lynn Phillips book "IV Therapeutics's" is excellent and the most helpful thing for me was that it comes with a CD that has a pretty exhaustive test that simulates the CRNI exam pretty well.  It gives you scoring of your performance and then you can go back and study up on the weak area's. 

Also...pay attention to the weight of each core area that is listed in the prep manual and spend time on the area's with the greatest weight.  especially if that also happens to be a weak area for you.

You must also however study the INS guidelines, use a combination of things.

Jeff H. CRNI

Jeff Hanks, CRNI-Vascular Access Clinical Specialist, Arrow International

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