CPN vs. Board Certification

  1. As I was looking into certification options for pediatric nursing, I discovered that there a couple options, the Certified Pediatric Nurse and then board certification in pediatrics through the ANCC.

    Anyone have any input as to what the difference is/experience taking either exam/suggestions for which is a better option? Thanks!
  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   KoalalaRN
    I am leaning toward the CPN just because it seems to be what most children's hospitals look for (from my experience).
  4. by   Pug RN
    I have my CPN. It has been very helpful for me.