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What do you think about NAPNES CERTIFICATION? Is it worth it? Good idea? Any input would be appreciated ..
It's relative. The certifications that require a validated work experience often carry more weight (like many of the specialties available for RNs like CEN CCRN etc). If the certification demonstrates your competence and expertise it will mean much more than say a new grad without experience taking a bunch of classes.
If you have LTC experience and take one of the LTC/subacute certifications it will have significance and perhaps give you an edge while applying as it shows not only your competence/education but also your dedicated interest in expanding your credentials.