I am in my 4th year and final year of a BSN program in PA. I have started preliminary searches for possible job openings in the area. I have a question. When I search the job openings on the UPMC website, many of the basic qualifications list "UPMC approved national certification preferred." Does anyone know what this means? I will have my BSN and take the NCLEX upon graduation. Is the passing of the NCLEX what this is referring to? Sorry to sound stupid.