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by jjsarah88 jjsarah88 (New) New Nurse

Specializes in L&D, Mother/Baby, Special Care Nursery. Has 5 years experience.

Hi guys! I'm currently applying to Postpartum, Mother/Baby, L&D, Maternal/Fetal Med Clinic, etc. type jobs. I recently moved to San Diego (originally from Alabama) and nurse jobs are WAY more competitive here than what I'm used to. I called today to followup on an application for an L&D job I applied for and the manager told me they selected another candidate due to more years of experience and for certifications she had called RNC-OB and C-EFM. I had never even heard of those! I have 3 years of experience in L&D (LDRP and Special Care Nursery as well). So, my question is...what certifications look best on resumes in your experience? I currently have BLS and NRP. I know a lot of jobs are preferring an AWHONN Advanced Fetal Monitoring certificate so I'm between that and the C-EFM. As for the other certifications, have you found RNC-OB or RNC-MNN have been beneficial for you? I'm just trying to decide whether its worth pouring all the money into these courses...

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

AWHONN fetal monitoring and C-EFM are two different things. AWHONN is like an ongoing demonstration of competency, like BLS or NRP. Anyone can take that course and get the certificate that you completed it. C-EFM is a professional certification, that has a minimum skill/time prerequisite, and shows that you are an expert (rather than that you have the basic skills). RNC-OB is the same.

jjsarah88

Specializes in L&D, Mother/Baby, Special Care Nursery. Has 5 years experience.

8 minutes ago, klone said:

AWHONN fetal monitoring and C-EFM are two different things. AWHONN is like an ongoing demonstration of competency, like BLS or NRP. Anyone can take that course and get the certificate that you completed it. C-EFM is a professional certification, that has a minimum skill/time prerequisite, and shows that you are an expert (rather than that you have the basic skills). RNC-OB is the same.

Thank you!