Can anyone please give me good advice on what book to study from for taking my RN Certification exam from Inpatient OB??? I have 6 yrs experience but in a low risk facility. I hear that the test is very in depth and hard. I have no idea where to start. Thanks for any info you can give. I am taking it in May.
Jan 14, '08
Hello...I was researching some information about earning the RNC credential. CCPR (The Center for Certification Preparation and Review) has a website where one can order online practice examinations, examination study workbooks and EFM casebooks. The website is www.ccprnet.org
. Hopefully this might be of some help to you.
Jan 17, '08
After 30yrs in L and D, I decided to take the RNC. I re-read Williams Obstetrics and took a practice test from 2 or 3 yrs ago. I also attended a refresher class on Newborn care (I strictly do Ante's and Labors, no babies). The test was helpful as I had not taken a "professional" test since boards ,when they were a 2 day test. Took me most of the summer to review slowly, but I did get my RNC.
Jan 17, '08
I also studied Williams Obstetrics and did the workbook. I also studied a book called OB-GYN Secrets and another one I can't remember but it was also paperback. I trained in L&D as a new grad and sat for the certification exam 2 yrs later and passed!
I also took a certification review class that was offered.
Aug 6, '09
Hi, I am in the same place you were last year with about 6 years experience in a low risk facility. Was wondering how you did with your test and how you studied. Any info would be helpful. Thanks, Michelle
Aug 7, '09
I highly recommend a review course. I took the exam 10 years ago (and it was really like taking boards all over again) and thought that was a better route than reading a textbook (although a great resource). The test is quite comprehensive, so if you aren't up on newborn care and breastfeeding, you may have issues. Professional Education Center has a nice review course. Good luck to you.
Feb 25, '12
I need some HELP
. I know this is an older thread, but Ive been studying for the exam and I dont feel like Im getting anywhere. Maybe Im just getting bogged down in the info. I work in a level 3, so I take care of these patients all the time....its just understanding how they ask the question. I just had a couple of specific questions.....are there a certain number of items on the exam set or does it just cut off when you reach a certain number correctly, like it does when you take boards? Also, are they all multiple choice format, or have 3 or 4 answers, etc. I just like to know little details like this so I can mentally prepare myself. Thanks so much for your time!!! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
if youd like. Thanks!!
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