Does anybody know whether working AP and post-partum counts as experience for the exam? Nurses where I work who already have their RNC are saying that it does. The web site is a little vague on what constitutes experience in that area.
My knee-jerk reaction is that I am only qualified to take the maternal-newborn exam, but there are AP and maternal-newborn sections on the inpatient OB exam and now I am transitioning to L&D.
So...how much specific LD experience is enough combined with more than the 24 months and way more than 2000 hours of AP and post-partum experience? The reason I ask is that I'm in a specialized course to learn LD skills now. It seems like it is the ideal time to take the test while all of the current knowledge is fresh in my mind. I just don't want to go to the trouble of applying if it will be a waste of my time because I'm not qualified.
Jan 15, '12
by sirI, MSN, APRN, NP Admin
Here is an overview of Inpatient OB test content areas from NCC which includes fetal assessment, L&D, and the newborn (AP and PP are also included):
Download Candidate Guide
You are correct in that the eligibility requirements do not state experience in all of these areas.
You will probably need to contact them directly:
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Last edit by sirI on Jan 15, '12