CCRN with Critical Care NP

by EzraRn EzraRn Member

Specializes in ICU and Home Health. Has 8 years experience.

Would you say that most Critical Care NP also have earned their CCRN certificate. Or atleast, that it is a good combination to have them both.

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traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 30 years experience. 164 Articles; 21,142 Posts

I would say it can't hurt.

My focus is ER and I have the CEN and have kept it current.



2,438 Posts

Doesn't hurt, but not necessary.


criticalHP, MSN, RN

Specializes in ICU,CCU, MICU, SICU, CVICU, CTSICU,ER. 150 Posts

I would bet that most critical care NP's would have their CCRN prior to becoming an NP (or perhaps afterward as well). Although I am in an FNP track and have my CCRN, so I can't really say what a CCNP would have--but it just makes sense that they would already have it

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