CRRN Exam Suggested Resources

Candidates are strongly encouraged to review the CRRN examination content outline when preparing for the examination.

The examination is based on current knowledge of theory and practice in rehabilitation nursing. The resources recommended below, although not comprehensive, may be helpful to review in preparing for the examination.

  • Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. (2015). The specialty practice of rehabilitation nursing: a core curriculum (7th ed.). Chicago, IL: Author. Available at the ARN Bookstore.
  • Carpenito-Moyet, L. (2012). Nursing diagnosis: application to clinical practice (14th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Willkes.
  • Hickey, J. (2013). Clinical practice of neurological and neurosurgical nursing (7th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven Publishers.
  • Jackson, P., Vessey, A. (2009). Primary care of the child with a chronic condition (5th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.
  • Jarvis, C. (2011). Physical examination and health assessment (6th ed). St. Louis: Elsevier Health Sciences.
  • Karch, A. (2014). 2015 Lippincott's nursing drug guide. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkes.
  • Mauk, K. (2013). Gerontological nursing: competencies for care (3rd ed.). Boston: Jones & Bartlett.
    McCance, K., Huether, S. (2009). Pathophysiology: the biologic basis for disease in adults and children (6th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.
  • Potter, P., Perry, A., (2012). Fundamentals of nursing (8th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.
  • Powell, S., Tahan, H. (2008). CMSA core curriculum for case management (2nd ed.) Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkes.
    Thibodeau, G. (2012). Anthony's textbook of anatomy & physiology (20th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby Yearbook.
  • Wong, D., Whaley, L. (2010). Whaley & Wong's nursing care of infants and children (6th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby Yearbook

Other resources available at the ARN Bookstore:

The Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board neither sponsors nor endorses review courses for the examination. You are encouraged to use a variety of sources in preparing for the examination.