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Are most places requiring a certification for med/surg?

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Specializes in Instructor of Nursing and Med/surg nurse. Has 13 years experience.

Is a certification for med/surg required where you work or necessary? How does the certification benefit you?

TriciaJ, RN

Specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory. Has 40 years experience.

I've never known any place where certification was necessary for being hired. But the more competetive the market is, the more it helps.

Many employers will cover the cost of acquiring certification, might even provide group review and pay you a differential once you have achieved it. But if you achieve it on your own, it certainly can't hurt with getting hired.