I'm interested in getting CNOR (I keep accidentally writing "SNOR"
) certified eventually. I think I found a field I love, so it seems like a natural step.
I was told I am eligible to certify after a year of working.
I asked if the department helped to offset the cost of the exam and the answer was no. I asked if there was a raise or any incentive involved and they said no. It doesn't deter me from wanting to get certified, but that seems a little odd to me. Is that normal?
Besides the personal satisfaction in getting certified, are there any practical benefits?
Also, I am interested in getting PALS certified, and I can take the class paid for by the hospital, but I have to take three days off unpaid. My educator discouraged me from getting this and said I'd be better off in getting PEARS certified (I had never heard of this, but Google tells me this is less advanced and focuses on prevention and early recognition of a kid going downhill). I still feel like PALS would be helpful, because even though anesthesia runs a code, I'd still participate, right? Is ACLS/PALS useless in the OR setting?