CCCTM Exam Study Resources

Through the collaboration between the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB) 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!).

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. AAACN and AMSN members can purchase the Core at the member price. Find out more about the Core.


Care Coordination and Transition Management Review Questions

This resource contains 200 mock test items to help nurses prepare for the Certified in Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCCTM) exam provided by the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB) in collaboration with AAACN. Nurses can also use the CCTM Review Questions to assess their knowledge of the practice of care coordination and transition management.

All the review questions and their answers, associated page numbers, and rationales (found in the back of the book) are based on the Care Coordination and Transition Management Core Curriculum, a AAACN publication. Using the CCTM Core Curriculum as a companion to the CCTM Review Questions is highly recommended.

CCTM Review Questions reflects the latest test blueprint of the CCTM exam corresponding to those on the exam: Communication and transition throughout the care continuum; Education, engagement; coaching and counseling of patients, caregivers, and support network; Population health management; Patient-centered care planning and support for self-management; Teamwork and inter-professional collaboration; and Advocacy.

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Care Coordination and Transition Management Online Course

Choose the method of learning that suits you best:

  • Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCTM 1) Online Course

CCTM1 is the original course that provides audio and PowerPoint presentations by CCTM content experts. If your learning style prefers to hear directly from the content expert, the CCTM1 learning platform version is for you.
View course details (Click the CCTM1 - Purchasing and Price Information tab).

  • Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCTM 2) Online Course

If you enjoy participating in interactive activities as you view and hear the content being presented, you will prefer the CCTM2 learning platform.
View course details (Click the CCTM2 - Purchasing and Price Information tab).

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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.

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Other Valuable CCCTM Exam Preparation Resources

  • Exam Blueprint (FREE) - Learn what will be on the CCCTM exam by reviewing the CCCTM exam blueprint.
  • List of References (FREE) - These references were used in the development of the CCCTM examination.
  • CCCTM Exam Fact Sheet - Are you interested in the CCCTM exam but not sure where to start? This document contains everything you need to know: Domains of the exam, eligibility requirements, recertification information, pricing, where to register, and what resources to study!

Scope and Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses in Care Coordination and Transition Management, 2015

The Standards are a giant step forward in that they include the first statement of the scope and standards of practice for professional nurses in a relatively role, care coordination and/or transition management (CCTM). While the activities of these roles in current times have been evolving over the past twenty five years, there has never been formal identification, specification and/or publication of the scope and standards of practice.

This resource 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.

The publication includes the definition of CCTM, defining characteristics for RNs practicing in the CCTM role, and an initial conceptual framework that was adapted from models cited in the Care Coordination and Transition Management Core Curriculum. The framework offers a structure for cataloguing and unifying the distinct relationships and interactions among the professional nurse, the patient, group and/or population, the inter-professional health care team, and the resources across the health care continuum.

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