1. I am a newbie here and hope to get some good information.........I was interested in taking the Certification and was wondering if anyone had taken that recently......I am taking the Maternal Newborn certification..........any helpful hints and study guides???.....any help is appreciated....

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  3. by   P_RN
    I have been certified since 1989. Of course my "babies" weren't newborn but "OLD-born" in that they majored in the 75-99 year old range. I took the orthopaedic nurse certification and hold ONC.

    I found this site that lists some of the certifications that are available for non BSN nurses:


    Though I believe the ANCC now has two levels? RN C and RN BC?
    Am I right.

    Anyway the tests *I* took were like a dozen times harder than the RN exam for licensure. I studied the core curriculum put out by NAON. You need to find out what materials are out there for your newborn though and Im sorry I just don't know about that.

  4. by   NewbornNurseRN
    Thank you so much for the information......I will check out that site....

  5. by   PJRNC2
    Dear Sherry, Good Luck!! My suggestion is to find some others to study with for the exam. It is fun to have someone you know to celebrate with when the test is over Also be prepared to study, learn , learn to get CEUs to maintain your certification- also there is another fee involved for the re-certification (know of one nurse who allowed hers to lapes due to not putting a little ahead each year). Happy Hours with the Books! Let us know when you achieved!!
  6. by   P_RN
    PJRNC, now you know TWO nurses that didn't keep up the CEUs...that's why I had to take the test the 2nd and 3rd times!
  7. by   NewbornNurseRN
    PJRNC......Thanks so much for the advice..........these boards are so helpful....