I hold two Board certifications from ANCC, in Ambulatory and in Gerontology.
My hospital is taking a big initiative to have at least 50% of their RNs Board Certified, from the ANCC, and even pays exam fees and days off to test, and offers raises of 3% for passing. Joint Commission also looks at ANCC certification at facilities as part of their survey. http://www.nursecredentialing.org/
Suddenly on TV I see a cheesy commercial for this NCC - "National Certification Corporation," with the slogan "Just ASK: For Certified Nurses." http://www.nccwebsite.org/default.aspx
What the hell? It seems to be a small org that only has a few certifications available for neonatal and pads stuff but still......what's the difference?