NCC Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Certification

  1. What is the best book the prepare for this exam?
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   SteveNNP
    We are using the" Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing" and its accompanying study guide in our RNC class. We are also reviewing "Physical Assessment of the Newborn." Sorry, but I can't remember the authors.....Good Luck!

    Stevern21
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  5. by   Tiny1Nisolet
    Can you explain what this is exactly? How do you find out if there is one in your area? Please forgive my ignorance. Thanks so much!
  6. by   EricJRN
    It's a specialty certification for NICU nurses. RNC certifications are also available in a few other maternal/perinatal specialties. You need two years of experience to be eligible for the exam. Check out the link here:

    Certification Exams - National Certification Corporation
  7. by   lovemyjob
    A better book to get is the core curriculum for neonatal intensive care review book. Get the one with the questions in it. The regular core curriculum book doesnt really have rationales. The review book has just questions with the answers and rationales in the back.
  8. by   rncjknicu
    I've taken both RNC tests low risk and neonatal intensive care. If you plan on taking the intensive care test you'll need some additional books. Find a good Protocols in Neonatal Nursing book.
  9. by   gamecockfan
    I passed my RNC using Core Curriculum as did most of my co workers. It has an answer book that is helpful too.
  10. by   t2000JC
    Hello!
    I bought the Core Curriculum book (and there is also a class that's being offered somewhere). How did you guys review from the book? Just start at the beginning and read? Thanks, T.
  11. by   darynash
    There is a new Curriculum and Core Review (sample questions, answers and rationales) being released in April. I have already ordered mine and will be taking my exam within the next 90 days.
  12. by   Gompers
    Quote from darynash
    There is a new Curriculum and Core Review (sample questions, answers and rationales) being released in April. I have already ordered mine and will be taking my exam within the next 90 days.
    I have the previous version of this review book and it's excellent! Everything is divided into chapters and broken up into short tests, so it's very easy to work on one chapter at a time and it doesn't seem overwhelming. In the back, not only are there answers but rationales for why each answer is right or wrong. Excellent review!
  13. by   nicurn5
    I used the Handbook for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (edition 5?) I just reviewed the topics on the outline provided by the NCC. Jennifer W
  14. by   Lilkay4
    This may be a silly question but please forgive me I am just learning about all this nursing stuff..

    What do you get certified by these exams for?

    I am just confused because they require 2 years experience in the NICU.. so once you have all the experience you wouldn't necesarily need to be certified to get a better job..

    Do you get certified in case you go to a diff hospital? Or does your pay increase with certifications?

    Sorry for the ignorance just curious why it's good to get certified if you are able to work in a nicu BE4 being certified...

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