As I approach the two-year mark since I have been working in the NICU, our department, of course has put the bee in our ear that we need to think about the RNC exam.
The majority of our unit do not have the RNC certification, however, with two-years of experience, because I work in a Level III, I do not feel that I have enough practical experience to do well on the exam and feel that it would be a waste of money to try.
However, I did see that there was a low-risk NICU RNC certification. Obviously, we take those babies too that do not need ventilator support, etc
I feel very comfortable with that patient population. I am wondering however, from those of you that are RNC's, would I be eligible for this exam?
I am not concerned with employer reimbursement...they don't pay us enough when we pass other than reimbursing the fees, but not so much in hourly wage, to me, it would be a personal accomplishment of what I have achieved so far.