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Article: Nurses talk about the value of ANCC certification

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What Do Credentials Mean to You?

Nurses talk about the value of ANCC certification.

By Susan Trossman

Noreen Brennan, MA, RN,BC, CNA, likes a challenge and believes in lifelong learning. That's what motivated her to become certified in medical-surgical nursing as soon as she had two years of experience under her belt--a requirement for taking most of the 37 certification examinations the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) offers every year.

"I wanted to do something for myself, for my own growth and development," said Brennan, now a nurse manager of a 19-bed medical-surgical unit at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. "It's one of the best things I...


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