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. (2011). The specialty practice of rehabilitation nursing: a core curriculum (6th ed.). Glenview, IL: Author.
  • 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.
  • McCance, K., Huether, S. (2009). Pathophysiology: the biologic basis for disease in adults and children (6th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.
  • Mauk, K. (2013). Gerontological nursing: competencies for care (3rd ed.). Boston: Jones & Bartlett.
  • 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 Willimas and Wilkes.
  • Thibodeau, G. (2012). Anthony's textbook of anatomy & physiology (20th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book.
  • Wong, D., Whaley, L. (2010). 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.