As of August 22, 2019, at 11:59 pm Pacific Daylight Saving Time, the MSNCB Board of Directors is suspending acceptance of new applications for the CCCTM certification program while the future of the program is being evaluated. Visit the FAQ for more information.

Exam Preparation

Through the collaboration between the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board and the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN), the following study resources have been developed. Nurses will find these resources helpful when preparing for the (CCCTM®) exam. They vary on material, learning styles, and cost (including Free!).

MSNCB neither endorses nor is affiliated with any third party online exam prep apps.

Preparation Tips, Strategies, and Insight on Taking the CCCTM Exam (Free)

This study video offers an overview on how to prepare for and take the CCCTM exam. Tips on organizing and utilizing study groups, study aid reviews, and test taking strategies are covered.

CCCTM Sample Exam Questions (FREE)

If you are are curious about the kinds of questions that will appear on the CCCTM exam, this resource will help you prepare with 15 example questions and rationales. MSNCB, working with our testing agency, Center for Nursing Education and Testing (C-NET), has provided this online resource. These sample questions are not a requirement to sit for the actual CCCTM certification examination and do not imply successful performance on the examination.

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Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCTM) Core Curriculum, 2014

Endorsed by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN)

This evidence-based text is written for nurses in all settings; from ambulatory care to hospitals, extended care facilities to home care nurses. The content is organized in outline form to help you identify the content areas for all aspects of coordinating care and managing transitions. The CCCTM exam, is based on the Core. The Core is also the background for AAACN's CCTM Online Course.

Receive 50% off the Core when you purchase the entire CCTM Online Course.

* AMSN members: To receive your member discount, log in to your AMSN account and proceed to the Store. Go to "Publications," select Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCTM) Core Curriculum then proceed to "checkout."

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Care Coordination and Transition Management Review Questions

This valuable resource contains 200 mock test items to help nurses prepare for the CCCTM exam. All of the review questions, their answers, and rationales are based on the Care Coordination and Transition Management Core Curriculum.

* AMSN members: To receive your member discount, log in to your AMSN account and proceed to the Store. Go to "Publications," select Care Coordination and Transition Management Review Questions then proceed to "checkout."

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Care Coordination and Transition Management Online Course

The online course covers nine dimensions of the RN’s CCTM role and related competencies for care coordination and transition management. You can choose from two versions to meet your learning style.

CCTM1, through the AAACN Online Library, provides audio and slide presentations offering you the convenience to work at your own pace. Earn 26.4 contact hours

The CCTM2 version through HealthStream is an interactive online course with knowledge checks built in at intervals plus text and audio. Earn 23.25 contact hours

Purchase the entire online course and receive 50% off the Core.

Group Discounts / Site License pricing available for 10 or more nurses.

Exam Blueprint (FREE)

Learn what will be on the CCCTM exam by reviewing the CCCTM exam blueprint.

Reference List (FREE)

These references were used in the development of the CCCTM examination.

Scope and Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses in Care Coordination and Transition Management, 2016

This resource will provide the first scope and standards of practice for registered nurses in care coordination and/or transition management (CCTM). This publication will set the standard for excellence in the coordination of care and is written as a resource for both acute and ambulatory care nurses. The Scope and Standards addresses both the clinical and management dimensions of CCTM and may be used as a tool to advance professional care coordination and/or transition management nursing practice, patient and population health, and the performance outcomes of health care institutions.

These resources are not a requirement to sit for the actual CCCTM certification examination and are not the only, or preferred route to adequate preparation. Using these study resources do not imply advantage or successful performance on the examination.

Care Coordination and Transition Management Review/Certification Prep Nurse.com - Focused CE Series

In collaboration with Nurse.com, AAACN is pleased to offer a new option to nurses preparing for the CCCTM Exam.

This program includes 13 individual online modules from the AAACN CCTM course (total of 26.4 contact hours), 3 live webinars, including sample questions (total of 3 contact hours), and a practice test with 65 additional sample questions (total of 1.1 contact hours). TOTAL CONTACT HOURS = 30.5.