I just graduated with my BSN and have a total 5 years RN nursing experience 1 in LTC, 2 in Home Care, and 2 in Hospital Acute Care setting. I was thinking of getting a certificate (Not certification) in Quality Control through the NAQH website. The course is 200 dollars with a certificate at the end ( but not credential behind your name). Do you think having this would help get my foot in the door as either a quality control nurse or care coordinator with no experience except for what I listed above? Has anyone done this certificate course ? I don't want to waste time or money on a certificate but if it would help it would be worth it to pursue.
I really would like to get away from bedside nursing.
I know this is an older post, but i thougt i'd respond. I actually am an rn working in the quality department. Thankfully I got in with no quality experience. They did see management experience, and i think it helped. I did ask once about the quality certificate and i was told it honestly wouldnt matter unless i wanted it for my resume. Im still considering it if they'll pay for it, but thats what i was told when asking about the cert.