Anyone have their CDN?

  1. 0 So I have in the back of my mind that I want to start working toward my CDN.
    Does anyone have any recomendations for study guides?
    Is the test pretty intense?
  2. Visit  mxems profile page

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    From 'Mesa, AZ, US'; Joined Aug '07; Posts: 38; Likes: 6.

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  3. Visit  Tish88 profile page
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    So I have in the back of my mind that I want to start working toward my CDN.
    Does anyone have any recomendations for study guides?
    Is the test pretty intense?

    The Core Curriculum is an excellent guide to use.
    Also below is the link from annanurse.org website regarding certification info and preparation.

    http://www.nncc-exam.org/cgi-bin/Web...me=cdnTestTips
  4. Visit  mxems profile page
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    I have yet to meet someone in dialysis that actually has their CDN or CNN. Do employers or managers even look at that when considering pay raises or hiring?

    I mean honestly, who here has one of these titles relating to dialysis or nephrology?
  5. Visit  Rocknurse profile page
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    I have my CDN. I took it because I was Clinical Coordinator of an acute unit and I thought I should have it. I studied hard for about 3 months using the Core Curriculum and also the Mometrix flashcards. I found them very useful. The exam took four hours and I used all four hours to be sure i had time to go over all my answers again. i passed first time. It was quite intense but i am ery glad i did it. i will be doing my CCRN next.
    Last edit by jb2u on Feb 8, '12 : Reason: Solicitation
  6. Visit  RN58186 profile page
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    I have my CNeph(C), which is the Canadian Nephrology Certification. I did it because I wanted to, and I am so glad I did. It does open some doors for movement within the renal program in my city.
  7. Visit  madwife2002 profile page
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    I am planning on doing it, just need to get round to it lol
  8. Visit  KarlyRN profile page
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    I just passed my exam a couple months ago. I took it just to take it, no pay raises or anything like that... It gives me some type of satisfaction to have extra credentials to show others that I know what I'm talking about. I also used the Core Curriculum and Nephrology Nursing purchased through ANNA. It only took a hour to complete, even though you are allotted 4. I studied for about 4 months prior to taking. I think its more a personal goal than for extra $$... for me, it was worth it. Good luck if you decide to take it
  9. Visit  CocoaGirl profile page
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    I had my CNN for several years, but decided it was too time consuming & expensive to maintain the 60 CEU's. There is no reimbursment from my employer for seminars, journals etc. & It is hard to find free CEU'S related to nephrology. There is no pay incentive to be certified other than "personal satisfaction". Before we were acquired by FMC all of the RN's were CNN certified & we would rotate each year who got to attend the ANNA conference....all expenses paid. Ahh those were the days


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