Certification

  1. Reading one of my AORN journal suppliments, I have learned that there is such a thing as a certified registered nurse (RN-C ???). I have sent an e-mail to the NLN asking about this, but no answer. Anyone know who regulates this? How do I get info and a study guide??

    Thank You,
    Dave RN CNOR
    Last edit by CIRQL8 on Apr 21, '04 : Reason: fix capitols in wrong places!!
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  3. by   bigfishsmallpond
    All specialties have a certification process. It invloves alot of study, usually 2000 documented hours worked in the specific area and a passing a test that is given at certain sites(usually costs between $125-300 to take).Alot of these also require a BSN to qualify. Some hospuitals pay extra for this, others do not, but it is a very good thing for your resume and personal knowledge.Get in touch with your AORN association. Good luck!
  4. by   CIRQL8
    Quote from gettingmymsn
    All specialties have a certification process. It invloves alot of study, usually 2000 documented hours worked in the specific area and a passing a test that is given at certain sites(usually costs between $125-300 to take).Alot of these also require a BSN to qualify. Some hospuitals pay extra for this, others do not, but it is a very good thing for your resume and personal knowledge.Get in touch with your AORN association. Good luck!
    I Already have my perioperative certification (CNOR). I am looking specifically who to contact about RN-C (certified registered nurse). I need to know if BS is required, who runs the test, where to get study guide, etc. I son't know what nursing group sponsors the test. (for example, AORN and CBPN do the CNOR exam and certification).

    Thank You for you help, though.
  5. by   Tweety
    http://www.nursingworld.org/ancc/

    Will give you plenty of information. There are different requirements for different types of certification, including some that require BSN, but some that allow certification with an ADN.

    I have a certification in Med-Surg nursing, so I can sign my sig RN, C if I choose to. Which I rarely do. I'm not sure if other certifications use RN-C or not. I've seen RN, CCRN, etc. Could be with your certification you already are considered a certified RN.

    Good luck.

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