How to achieve OB RN Certification

  1. I am wondering where I go to learn about getting my RN C in Labor Delivery... Not sure where to start this search. Thanks for the direction
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  3. by   BabyRN2Be
    I was wondering what the "RNC" stood for. I know, a silly question, but I've seen it on a few of our nurses. Someday I would like to do work in NICU, and I thought that the credentials would be CCRN, but I hear that it's RNC. Can someone tell me what RNC means and to clarify the credentials for NICU?

    Thanks!

    Kat
  4. by   sirI
    Quote from mombabynurse
    I am wondering where I go to learn about getting my RN C in Labor Delivery... Not sure where to start this search. Thanks for the direction
    Hello, mombabynurse,

    Go to:

    www.AWHONN.com

    You will find out how to be certified in many areas.
    Last edit by sirI on Sep 16, '05 : Reason: wrong link
  5. by   sirI
    Quote from BabyRN2Be
    I was wondering what the "RNC" stood for. I know, a silly question, but I've seen it on a few of our nurses. Someday I would like to do work in NICU, and I thought that the credentials would be CCRN, but I hear that it's RNC. Can someone tell me what RNC means and to clarify the credentials for NICU?

    Thanks!

    Kat
    Hello, BabyRN2Be,

    RNC=registered nurse certified.

    RNs can go to:

    www.AWHONN.com

    You can be certified in many areas related to OB, nursery.......as well as others.
    Last edit by sirI on Sep 16, '05 : Reason: wrong link
  6. by   babyktchr
    The NCC website will give you all the information on getting certified thru their company. They have many certifications....Impatient OB, NICU, nursery, women's health nurse practitioner...etc. That site will tell you what qualifications are necessary to take the exam, as well as the applications and so on.

    I think the site is www.nccnet.com or org...do a search if it is wrong. I should know it, but it escapes me now.

    Professional education center has a nice review course for the impatient OB test. There are some scheduled for the upcoming year. They are www.proedcenter.com.

    The AWHONN book on impatient obstetrics is another good review for the exam. It is basically a text, so if you aren't into reading a lot, you may opt for a course instead.

    The exam is quite challenging. It is like taking boards all over again, only with OB as your subject. It goes quite indepth. Prepare yourself if you are going to take it.

    Good luck
  7. by   BabyRN2Be
    Quote from babyktchr
    The NCC website will give you all the information on getting certified thru their company. They have many certifications....Impatient OB,
    This cracked me up... is this what the OB's go to med school for? So they can be certified as an Impatient OB? That would explain a lot on our floor. I didn't realize that this was an actual certification, and it IS learned behavior. Interesting.

  8. by   babyktchr
    Quote from BabyRN2Be
    This cracked me up... is this what the OB's go to med school for? So they can be certified as an Impatient OB? That would explain a lot on our floor. I didn't realize that this was an actual certification, and it IS learned behavior. Interesting.

    Impatient OB focuses on the obstetrical patient in the hospital setting. Impatient OB focuses on antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum care, including breastfeeding and care of the newborn.

    There is more to OB than just impatient care. Outpatient, home care, and office stuff gets put into that too. Of course docs are trained to do all aspects.

    If you go to the NCC site, you can read what is areas of expertise each exam focuses on. The impatient OB one is the most inclusive.
  9. by   sirI
    Quote from BabyRN2Be
    This cracked me up... is this what the OB's go to med school for? So they can be certified as an Impatient OB? That would explain a lot on our floor. I didn't realize that this was an actual certification, and it IS learned behavior. Interesting.

    Hey, BabyRN2BE,

    I think you are kidding?

    The individual seeking to be a physician does not get certified in OB. Med school and a residency program and internship.

    The RN who desires certification can be certified in MANY areas, coronary care, emergency, OR, Inpatient OB, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, OB-GYN NP, etc.
  10. by   palesarah
    Quote from siri
    Hey, BabyRN2BE,

    I think you are kidding?

    The individual seeking to be a physician does not get certified in OB. Med school and a residency program and internship.

    The RN who desires certification can be certified in MANY areas, coronary care, emergency, OR, Inpatient OB, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, OB-GYN NP, etc.
    Don't want to speak for anyone, but I think she was making a joke about a (presumed) typo- iMpatient OB vs the correct iNpatient OB.
  11. by   babyktchr
    OH MY WORD.....I assure you that I am a decent speller, but my week has been riddled with IMpatience and I think it was on my brain when I was posting....not once..not twice, but more than I should. LOL.....I apologize for the typo..

    UG
  12. by   sirI
    Quote from babyktchr
    OH MY WORD.....I assure you that I am a decent speller, but my week has been riddled with IMpatience and I think it was on my brain when I was posting....not once..not twice, but more than I should. LOL.....I apologize for the typo..

    UG
    You know, when I went back and checked the posts, I then thought you were making a play on words, babyktchr........(musta been a REEAAALLL long week)
  13. by   babyktchr
    Quote from siri
    You know, when I went back and checked the posts, I then thought you were making a play on words, babyktchr........(musta been a REEAAALLL long week)

    WAY TOOOOOOO long of a week.....it is a whole post in itself. Perhaps when I finish my ice cream therapy, I will share.
  14. by   sirI
    Quote from babyktchr
    WAY TOOOOOOO long of a week.....it is a whole post in itself. Perhaps when I finish my ice cream therapy, I will share.
    Here ya go, babyktchr


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