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.