[QUOTE=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.[/QUOte
I am wondering whether you have sat for the exam yet??? Wishing you lots of luck with it if you haven't.
If you have written, how did it go???
I am currently in the process of registering for it. I am sooo nervous about committing to the course as I have heard how much work is involved and it is rather difficult as well???
I know it will be very rewarding regardless of whether one passes or not, but obviously the goal is to pass the exams !!!
Let us know how you get on.