What is the quickest specialty certification out there?

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    Hey everyone,

    I see that a lot of the specialty certifications out there require 2 years+ experience or so many hours or whatever. I'm wondering what certification out there is the quickest to get? Anyone know? The quickest I've seen is wound care I think...

    Any insight would be great! Many thanks!
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    How about not worrying about what is the "quickest" but worry about what certification makes sense for you.
    SleeepyRN, umcRN, brillohead, and 23 others like this.
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    Quote from IrishIzRN
    How about not worrying about what is the "quickest" but worry about what certification makes sense for you.
    Exactly!
    SleeepyRN, richmay, Quit Floating Me, and 1 other like this.
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    ^^^

    I'm probably going to get flamed for saying this, but you should be looking for a certification in a specialty where you have the experience as well as a modicum of interest in the specialty. It makes no sense to get a certification just to have it. This isn't the first time I've seen this question, but it saddens me whenever I see it. Nursing is not a fast-food drive-thru. If you can't be bothered to do the work, then you don't deserve to have the certification.
    SleeepyRN, MoopleRN, BSNbeDONE, and 25 others like this.
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    Quote from OCNRN63
    ^^^

    I'm probably going to get flamed for saying this, but you should be looking for a certification in a specialty where you have the experience as well as a modicum of interest in the specialty. It makes no sense to get a certification just to have it. This isn't the first time I've seen this question, but it saddens me whenever I see it. Nursing is not a fast-food drive-thru. If you can't be bothered to do the work, then you don't deserve to have the certification.
    ^THIS...oh...THIS!!

    What type of NURSE do you want to BE.....meaning, where would you like to find you niche in??? If you have several, research which one entails and then figure out which one interests you, and INVEST your TIME educating yourself about the specialty certificate you want.
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    Wow some lovely judgmental comment... thanks.

    Actually, I have an immigration issue which requires me to get a specialty as soon as possible... hence the question.

    Sorry for SADDENING so many of you.


    "If you can't be bothered to do the work, then you don't deserve to have the certification." - Totally uncalled for. Putting in the work is not the issue here.
    twigszoo, Nccity2002, FecesOccurs, and 2 others like this.
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    I don't have TIME to invest... that is why I am asking the question - I wish I did, but I'm not that lucky.
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    Quote from jaej5
    I don't have TIME to invest... that is why I am asking the question - I wish I did, but I'm not that lucky.

    Most, if not all, are going to require time in hours or years in a field/specialty.

    Sorry but immigration reasons aren't good reasons for getting a certification...just to get it.

    At the end of the day expect any certification to require years in a field or something like 2000 or more hours worked.

    Judgment is because your reasons are not in the best interest of nursing...and we care more about the integrity of nursing than I guess you expected.
    MoopleRN, 1feistymama, MBARNBSN, and 10 others like this.
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    Immigration is a perfectly good reason to get a certification. I want to stay with my family, and if that is the only way the government is going to let me do it, then so be it.

    I am dedicated to nursing. I am professional, and I am passionate about nursing. I believe that any certification I decide to take I will accomplish. As long as I can be hands on with my patients, I am following my calling to nursing.

    That shows my integrity to nursing. Your judgment therefore is irrelevant in answering my question.
    twigszoo, Nccity2002, WideOpenHeart, and 3 others like this.
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    Quote from jaej5
    Immigration is a perfectly good reason to get a certification. I want to stay with my family, and if that is the only way the government is going to let me do it, then so be it.

    I am dedicated to nursing. I am professional, and I am passionate about nursing. I believe that any certification I decide to take I will accomplish. As long as I can be hands on with my patients, I am following my calling to nursing.

    That shows my integrity to nursing. Your judgment therefore is irrelevant in answering my question.


    Well expect to spend 2000+ hours or 2 years in a speciality before being able to get a certification.

    I'd love to know what this really has to do with immigration. Are you an RN? Do you have a license in the US? Speciality certifications are not mandatory.
    MBARNBSN and SoldierNurse22 like this.


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