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I passed the Med-Surg Certification Exam!!!!! For the second time. I was seriously worried. With good reason. I didn't do well in some Biophysical and Psycholsocial Concepts, but kicked but in... Read More

  1. by   Spidey's mom
    Hey, great news! You are one smart cookie.

    Enjoy this moment in the sun.

  2. by   angelbear
    Be proud and treat yourself you deserve it.
  3. by   jnette

    That IS good, Tweety, and you can be super proud of yourself.

    Congrats !!!
  4. by   ava'smomRN
    congrats! way 2 go.
  5. by   traumaRUs
    Fantastic!! The ANCC requires BSN for all of their certs. However, the Emergency Nurses Association doesn't so ED nurses can get certified w/o a BSN.
  6. by   Tweety
    Thanks everyone for their well wishes!

    When I got moved to RNIII, which is a charge nurse position, with other responibilities they asked for either a BSN or certification. I opted for the certification as I'm an ADN grad.

    traumaRUs, BSN's are not required for all specialty certifications. There was going to be that requirement, but that would have cut off too many people wanting certification and too much revenue for them., so they made some changes, but dropped the BSN-only idea. For the med-surg for example there is a Board Certificied Med-Surg Nurse, which is a different test for those with a BSN.

    Then there is the Certified Med-Surg. Nurse, which is me. An ADN grad.

    Some of the specialties however require BSN's, but not all. Some have two distinct tests, one for the BSN and one for the ADN.

    (I'm sure it all came down to the money they would loose by requiring all BSNs)
  7. by   itsnowbegun
    you go! congrats! :hatparty:
  8. by   ainz
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I am NOT surprised.

    But i AM truly happy for you.

    Way to go!
  10. by   nekhismom
    Way to go!!! So you got your RNIII now, and a charge position? YAY!!!!!!!!!
  11. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by 3rdshiftguy
    i passed the med-surg certification exam!!!!! for the second time.

    i was seriously worried. with good reason. i didn't do well in some biophysical and psycholsocial concepts, but kicked but in patient care issues and issues and trends!

    maybe this time i won't let it expire.
    go tweety, go tweety, go tweety...congratulations!
  12. by   karenG
    I looked at the link and think I understand! so congratulations!! looks hard!!

    think I'll stay this side of the pond- way too complicated over your side for me!!

  13. by   Tweety
    karenG, it was pretty hard. Med-Surg is such a broad area too which made it difficult. I'm glad it's over. The specialty ones are probably harder because they must be very detailed.