Going from a "retiring" certificate to a "new" certificate - page 2

by traumaRUs 2,489 Views | 19 Comments Admin

so, its no secret that i'm an adult health cns and that is one of the certifications that ancc will soon be "retiring." has anyone else considered going back to school? i also have a peds cns so am looking at a post-msn... Read More


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    If I were a betting person, I'd bet you do it.
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    Dang - you DO know me!

    I am collecting info to see where I could go quicker and cheaper.
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    *nodding my head*

    I know you are.
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    Okay - well I contacted several schools and they all said it that it is up to ANCC what would be required.

    So....I sent an email off to ANCC - we'll see.
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    I would wait and see. There is no imminent problem as long as you keep your certification current; these things don't always happen on the planned timeframe so I can't see the point of committing the time and money to do another program unless you do actually have a problem. Can't control for all the "what if's" in life..
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    Agree. I did email ANCC re: what classes constitute changing from the old cert to the new one, but haven't heard back yet.
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    Last thing you need is ANCC retiring the FNP cert too.

    I'm ACNP but I'm also considering doing the FNP post grad cert. I work in a clinic with rounding in the mix, all adult, mostly geriatric. Trauma, you're line of thinking is right along with what I have considered. My reasoning is I don't want to have an "obsolete" certification should future opportunities present themselves.
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    Well still haven't heard back from ANCC.....
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    Surprise, surprise, lol
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    Yep, still no word from ANCC....hmmm....they were very quick to cash my $300 check for recert last year though.....lol


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