RNC vs CCRN

  1. I am relatively new to the NICU (just about 1 year) and was wondering if anyone can tell me the difference between CCRN and RNC. When can I take these tests? Do I have to be working 2 years or 1? Which is better?
    Thanks!
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   EricJRN
    RNC is offered by the National Certification Corporation and requires two years in NICU. They also offer certifications for some other maternal-newborn specialties.

    CCRN is sponsored by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and requires 1,750 bedside hours (about 1 yr) within the last two years. They offer adult, pediatric and neonatal CCRN exams.
  4. by   BittyBabyGrower
    The RNC is more recognized in NICU's.

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