Taking CMSRN exam in 1 week

  1. any other certified Med surg RN's out there? How was the exam? Any advice on how best to prepare this last week?
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  2. 23 Comments

  3. by   Ivana RN-BC
    Good Luck, I am taking mine on Monday.
  4. by   Jon J
    I'm a new nurse so don't take this the wrong way:
    What good is this certification (advantages)?
  5. by   stylishgurl
    It's easy if you have a good practice skills on the floor! I a, AnCc med surg board certified easier than NCLEX
  6. by   nickel78
    Quote from Jon J
    I'm a new nurse so don't take this the wrong way:
    What good is this certification (advantages)?
    My manager encourages all the RN's to sit for at least one certification, but it's not mandatory. I will get a 1.00/hr raise and reimbursed for the test if I pass, so that's good motivation, and the studying has been a a good review of some of the aspects of M/s nursing I don't see everyday.
  7. by   Ivana RN-BC
    Quote from Jon J
    I'm a new nurse so don't take this the wrong way:
    What good is this certification (advantages)?
    When I applied for my current job as a clinical educator, there were many other applicants. All the applicants had their masters degree, but I was the only one certified in professional nursing development. My manager said that's what made me a better suited candidate for the role.
    I chose to get certified for several reasons: getting better skills in my specialty, being a role model, and enhancing my knowledge and skill level. I did not qualify for a raise because I am a salarly employee, but our staff nurses get $1/hr for each cerification and they qualify for our nursing career ladder to get $4/hr more.
    I highly recommend any nurse to get certified.
  8. by   Jon J
    @Nickle & Ivana:
    Ha! That is motivating! Hopefully there isn't any prerequisites to taking that exam..
    Is there? Ive only been a nurse for about a month hehe
  9. by   Ivana RN-BC
    I passed!!!
  10. by   stylishgurl
    Congratulations Ivana!
  11. by   Jon J
    Awesome!!!
  12. by   stylishgurl
    You should be an RN at least 2 years
  13. by   nickel78
    I passed!
  14. by   Ivana RN-BC
    Quote from nickel78
    I passed!
    Congratulations!!!! It's a great feeling.

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