Implementing a Certification Review on a Shoestring Budget

McCarthy, Kathleen
August 2010
Critical Care Nurse;Aug2010, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p79
Academic Journal
The article discusses innovative ways to offer courses for critical care registered nurse (CCRN) and progressive care certified nurse (PCCN) certification at no cost to nursing staff in U.S. It states that the Certification Exam Handbook is a valuable resource that is available online. It discusses the additional resources offered to attendees who were made available through the financial support of the Professional Nursing Unit of the union at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center.


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