CRRN Exam Suggested Resources

Candidates are strongly encouraged to review 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. (2007). The specialty practice of rehabilitation nursing: a core curriculum (5th ed.). Glenview, IL: Author.
  • Carpenito-Moyet, L. (2005). Nursing diagnosis: application to clinical practice (11th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Willkes.
  • Hickey, J. (2002). Clinical practice of neurological and neurosurgical nursing (5th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven Publishers.
  • Hoeman, SF (Ed.). (2007). Rehabilitation nursing: prevention, intervention, and outcomes (4th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book, Inc.
  • Jackson, P., Vessey, A. (2003). Primary care of the child with a chronic condition (4th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.
  • Jarvis, C. (2003). Physical examination and health assessment. St. Louis: Elsevier Health Sciences.
  • Karch, A. (2006). 2007 Lippincott's nursing drug guide. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkes.
  • McCance, K., Huether, S. (2005). Pathophysiology: the biologic basis for disease in adults and children (5th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.
  • Mauk, K. (2006). Gerontological nursing: competencies for care. Boston: Jones & Bartlett.
  • Nelson, A., Zedlick C., Love, L., et al. (2001). Nursing practice related to spinal cord injury and disorder: a core curriculum. New York: Demos Medical Publishing
  • Potter, P., Perry, A., (2004). Fundamentals of nursing (6th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.
  • Rubin, L., Crocker, A. (2006). Medical care for children and adults with developmental disabilities (2nd ed.). Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.
  • Thibodeau, G. (2004). Anthony's textbook of anatomy & physiology (17th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book.
  • Wong, D., Whaley, L. (1999). Whaley & Wong's nursing care of infants and children (6th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby Year-book

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.