Our critical access hospital is trying to get us a better knowledge base. I plan on getting med-surg board certified this year. They received funding for CCRN webinars but we will not be justified for the certificate. Could CMC certificate be possible after receiving Med-Surg BC? What I read on AACN is for the telemetry population and it could work for our small hospital? Any thoughts?
Quote from ghillbert
CMC and CSC are subspecialty exams for people who are already certified in CCRN/PCCN. If you do telemetry you should be qualified if you meet the practice hour requirement to sit for PCCN if you don't work in a critical care unit.
Quote from marilynbaker
As stated above you need to have your CCRN or PCCN in order to have the CMC/CSC certification
This is taken directly from the AACN website:
"...[Requirements for CMC subspecialty certification include] A current, nationally accredited NCCA (National Commission for Certifying Agencies) or ABNS (American Board of Nursing Specialties) clinical nursing specialty certification, to which your subspecialty certification will be attached, is required. A clinical nursing specialty certification refers to a certification that involves direct care of the patient, such as CCRN, PCCN, CCNS, ACNPC, CEN, CRNFA, APRN-BC, ACNP-BC, etc."
Last edit by StayLost on Jun 18, '13
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