I am looking into Fetal Monitoring Certification through AWHONN. I have a co-worker who skipped Intermediate and went straight to Advanced by just studying on her own. She has more years of experience than I do, but I am wondering if this that is an advisable idea to save money and time. I have been on the L&D floor for a year.
My hospital does not require AWHONN certification, but I was considering getting it for personal growth and in case I need to go to another hospital. My hospital does recognize NCC fetal monitoring certification. Has any one completed both and noticed any major differences in the information? My hospital will reimburse for the NCC exam but not AHWHONN so I am heavily considering just doing both. I am not sure if studying for one or the other has any advantages or if they are just basically the same.