sweepea 1,010 Views
Joined Mar 5, '08.
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Did you end up taking the job? and if yes, what do you think?
Hey Rebecca - when I sent in my application no documentation (proof) is required - there is just a box to check verifying that you have had 2000 + hrs of practice in the last 3 yrs, and in reading your experience in your post you should have no problem in meeting that - on the app you just have to list your gerontological related CEU's - I did it all online and from what I had heard the response time from the ANCC is much quicker than if you mail it - hope that helps ! GOOD LUCK with your test.... (I feel like i am prepping for boards all over again!)
Thanks I did post it there I'm not quite sure where I am going to go with it -- right now I work on a med surg floor and a significant percentage of the population we have are the older adults, I really enjoy caring for them and with the population aging & baby boomers peaking I thought it was a good direction to take
Am registered to sit for the Gerontology certification exam in early Aug - just wondering if anyone out there has taken it & if they have any good pointers / advice for me prior ??? I have the ANCC review manual & another by Wallce & Grossman - anything would be appreciated !!! Thanks
Your list looks very similar to what I had when i was in school ( 6 yrs ago) -as for your recommended.... I got the Dillon pocket assessment guide & the Tabers Dictionary - both came in very handy for me -- when you start out you will be writing TONS of care plans so keep that in mind - find a GOOD care plan reference book !!! - as for the NCLEX books , I would hold off on those ( save $$$$) my advice to you would be get all your requireds then wait until you "get your feet wet" it may give you a better idea of what will vs will not be especially beneficial/ applicable - you can always get them later - and like an above post mentioned - check Amazon or Ebay for books - I save a TON there !!!
I love the med surg book by Lewis, Heitkemper & Dirkson !!! Lots of good info & thorough - I graduated 6 years ago and still use it
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