Question regarding furthering my education????(getting certified)

  1. I currently am an R.N. I have my B.S.N. I've worked medical/surgical step-down for 2-3 years. Now I've been working cardiac step-down 2-3 years.

    I'm getting bored in my current position. But I don't want to make any huge changes. Mostly because I'm only working contigent, taking care of my kids.

    I'm interested in making a move...probably a job move....but I'm going to wait until next Sept. Having a new baby and a toddler's keeping me busy!!! But I'd love to take a nursing class. I'm too busy for pursuing an NP degree (MSN) but I'm interested in Certifications.

    I often hear people being certified...how do you become certified in something??
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  3. by   P_RN
    I'm certified in Ortho since 1989 (RN ONC). Mine is through the Orthopaedic Nurses Credentialing Center.

    So once you decide what specialty you want-probably cardiac nursing(?) then you apply to take the certification exam.
    There are many through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

    http://www.nursingworld.org/ancc/


    There will usually be a study guide, a certain amount of hours in the specialty is required.
    To renew there is usually a certain number of continuing education hours, or a repeat exam.

    Good luck and enjoy that baby!

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