1. Has anyone out there taken the ANCC BCCVN exam (for BSN's)? I will sit for this exam soon, & need advise. I have the book & flash cards, but any other info would be greatly appreciated. I have never sat for a computer exam as I've been a nurse 14 years, (remember scantron?). Much thanks to all responders.
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    About healingtouchRN

    Joined: Apr '03; Posts: 590; Likes: 29
    RN PACU, Private Practice in Massage Therapy & Healing Touch
    Specialty: Cardiac/Vascular & Healing Touch


  3. by   healingtouchRN
    I passed!!!!!! :roll
  4. by   nowplayingEDRN
    Congratulations!!! :hatparty:
  5. by   gwenith
    Congrats - I have no idea WHAT I am congratulating you about but it sounds impressive - so congrats anyway:
  6. by   healingtouchRN
    Board Certified Cardiac Vascular Nurse Exam, through the American Nurses Credentialing Center, (go to nursingworld.com for more info). A hard test, that cost me a bunch of money. You know we make soooo much we can spend it any ol' way! :roll Thanks Untamed Spirit, I needed that. By the way I will get a $1/hr raise and a promotion up my clinical ladder to level IV or Expert nurse, which is why I took the test in the first place. Always an ulterior motive!
    Last edit by healingtouchRN on Jun 1, '03
  7. by   Jenny P
    Congratulations HealingtouchRN; I have never heard of this exam before. How does it compare to the CCRN exam?
  8. by   healingtouchRN
    thanks so much, Jenny P. I have the CCRN review books & have taken several reviews, but I sat for this exam 1) because it's local, 2) my background in CV, 3) few people have this one. I would get the same raise regardless of which cert I sat for. ( I have another cert in HT but hospital does not recognize it even though that one took 3 years & I had to write a book, & be tested in front of multiple instructors.... go figure )....anyhoo, I did use my CCRN books to help me study not that they did any good, cuz I have no idea where those test questions came from, not from the CV book I bought from the co. that does the test! :roll
  9. by   helix
    Okay, I give...what is a HT test? And much congratulations on your achievments, sounds like you are very smart and determined!!!

  10. by   koda
    CUDOS! Congratulations. I have received the info from my place of employment on the exam and have heard it is TOUGH TOUGH TOUGH. You deserve the honor. Aren't you glad the exam is over?
  11. by   koda

    I went to the nursingworld.com site and was put in touch with a holistic medicine site. Did I miss something? Also tried to check out ANCC but could not get to any info. Can you help me out here?
  12. by   healingtouchRN
    go to nursingworld.org/ancc/certify & see what you get. I have it saved on my favorites so hopefully you'll get thru. Best wishes!
    Last edit by healingtouchRN on Jul 7, '03
  13. by   healingtouchRN
    I am also Certified as a Healing Touch Practitioner (5 in Alabama). Healing Touch is a form of Bio-energy Therapy used for relaxation, pain management, promotion of wound healing, anxiety reduction, & stress management. Check the website on Healing Touch @ www.healingtouch.net for more information about classes, etc. I do not teach this (formally) but I do inform my clients & family members on how to do techniques to assist their loved ones (just like teaching a diabetic ). I have a private practice (small & part time) that I do this with, as well as with friends & family members. ciao!