Certification exams

  1. I found two websites for continuing education and specialty certification of Correctional nurses. Thought it to be interesting.. any taken these eams?
    www.statepen.org
    and www.ncchc.org/cchp
    www.canyoncollege.edu
    or maybe it is [url]www.canyoncollege.com[url]
    I also think the canyon college course looks fantactic for continued learning and the cost is cheap at only 900.00 tuition, paid on 9 payments for 100 a month..
    I am new to corrections and have found these sites very helpful.. check them out and let me what you think. I know the college is nonaccredited, but I have no reason or desire to transfer, Only want the course for personal satisfaction.

    Comments please???
    Thanks
    Monica
    Last edit by Monica RN,BSN on Aug 19, '07
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    About Monica RN,BSN

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    Management / Education and now a NEWBIE in Corrections !!
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  3. by   correctional nurse
    The National Commisssion on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) provides and exam to become a certified Correctional Health Professional. These exams are done at their convention in the spring and fall and are also given at regional locations throughtout the US. Contact ncchc.org for more information.
    The American Correctional Association also has a certification program for correctional nurses. visit them at aca.org.
  4. by   BSNinTX
    The American Correctional Assocation offers a Certified Corrections Nurse exam. WWW.ACA.ORG
  5. by   JailRN
    Yep, took the CCHP exam, passed..now have more initials after my name--I think it gives more credibility
  6. by   Monica RN,BSN
    has anyone actually gotten a raise due to be certifiied?
  7. by   nancykday
    Quote from Monica RN,BSN
    has anyone actually gotten a raise due to be certifiied?
    If we are cerified, we receive a yearly payment of $180.
  8. by   JailRN
    Quote from Monica RN,BSN
    has anyone actually gotten a raise due to be certifiied?
    Should get one...some places won't even hire you without it
  9. by   mtsteelhorse
    I too am interested in education/cert. pertaining to corrections. Has anyone take a Canyon College course? Their web page looks a little cheesy but the courses look good and affordable as mentioned. Also, how challenging is the NCCHP exam? Does it require a lot of prep?
    Thanks!
  10. by   Monica RN,BSN
    Quote from mtsteelhorse
    I too am interested in education/cert. pertaining to corrections. Has anyone take a Canyon College course? Their web page looks a little cheesy but the courses look good and affordable as mentioned. Also, how challenging is the NCCHP exam? Does it require a lot of prep?
    Thanks!
    good question.. throwing this back out to see if anyone has an answer to the question.
    Have beautiful day
    monica

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