Nurses who have specialty certifications

  1. I just came across this from the ANCC.

    Beginning today, all ANCC-certified specialty nurses will receive the credential RN-BC,
    defined as Registered Nurse, Board Certified; this replaces a differentiation between the
    RN,C and RN,BC credentials.
    The next generation credential will be reflected on new certifications and renewals.
    Effective immediately, all ANCC-certified specialty nurses may use the new credential
    for their professional documentation; however previously issued certificates remain valid and will not be replaced until renewal.

    The new credentials, signifying that all ANCCcertified nurses are board-certified, are meant to simplify, clarify and unify professional credentials. The decision to announce next generation certification credentials was based in part on feedback received from nearly 3,000 ANCC-certified nurses who participated in a survey, in which over 75% approved this change.

    With the introduction of the new credential, there will no longer be a difference in
    credentials based on education. Now, all specialty-certified nurses will receive the RNBC credential.

    To me this is progress big time!
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  3. by   augigi
    Maybe I'm just getting old, but that text is awful to read.
  4. by   traumaRUs
    I agree that the news is good from ANCC.