What does RNC mean?

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    Hi all, I keep seeing L&D nurses in Ads with RNC by their name, What does this mean exactly? It's driving me nuts not knowing!

    Thanks
    Adria
    Nursing student
    New Grad may05!
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    Quote from adriadawn
    Hi all, I keep seeing L&D nurses in Ads with RNC by their name, What does this mean exactly? It's driving me nuts not knowing!

    Thanks
    Adria
    Nursing student
    New Grad may05!
    It stands for "RN-Vertified." It means that they have taken a certification exam in their area of specialty. Usually requires at least two years experience in that area.
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    It does indeed signify certification in some specialty such as inpatient obstetric nursing but it stands for Registered Nurse, Certified. It means this person took a test (after somewhat comprehensive study and several 1000 hours' practice, as well as taking a test) to gain that certification. It must be maintained with continuing education hours (CEU's) in order to remain valid. It signifies a person has taken the initiative to remain well-informed and current in his or her chosen area of expertise.

    Hopefully this helps.

    ps, wish me luck, I test soon, myself. I am in the midst of studying and stressing now.
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Feb 9, '05
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    SmilingBlueeyes-- thanks for the infor and Good luck to you.

    Angie
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    Quote from akcarmean
    SmilingBlueeyes-- thanks for the infor and Good luck to you.

    Angie
    I hope you do well in school. Stay focused and it will pay off. I could never make the money I did this last year without a degree.

    Take care
    Bruno RN
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    Thanks Deb for the detailed info, and to others that answered. It was driving me nuts not knowing. Good Luck Deb on taking your test!

    Thanks All!
    Adria


    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    It does indeed signify certification in some specialty such as inpatient obstetric nursing but it stands for Registered Nurse, Certified. It means this person took a test (after somewhat comprehensive study and several 1000 hours' practice, as well as taking a test) to gain that certification. It must be maintained with continuing education hours (CEU's) in order to remain valid. It signifies a person has taken the initiative to remain well-informed and current in his or her chosen area of expertise.

    Hopefully this helps.

    ps, wish me luck, I test soon, myself. I am in the midst of studying and stressing now.
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    deb,
    good luck on your exam. it is indeed something to be proud of, to hold a specialty certification in your specialty area. you credibility and confidence will be affected greatly.
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    I agree. I myself am a certified medical/surgical nurse, and I'm glad I went the extra mile to obtain my certification......not only for the economic gain (I receive a differential of almost a dollar an hour) but for the pride in having specialized knowledge and credentials. I feel it was well worth the time and effort involved.

    Good luck, Deb!! You'll do fine, I know it
    RunBabyRN and KekeRN7687 like this.
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    Some certifications come with a bit more than a C. For example my oncology certification is noted by RN, OCN.
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    For instance, CPN = RN, CPN = Registered Nurse, Certified Pediatric Nurse.

    I believe for that one you have to have two years of full time experience in Peds to sit for it.


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