Job that requires certain certificationn questio forr application..


  • Specializes in MedSurg, OR, Cardiac step down.

I currently work in Acute medicine but want to apply to a part time LD position. There are no substantial requirements other than NRP certification. How do I put on my resume that I don't have NRP certification but would be willing to if offered the job. Maybe they'll certify me, or maybe I should do it before I apply? Any advice appreciated!!


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Specializes in Emergency. Has 5+ years experience.

Something along the lines of "I am committed to continuing education and am highly interested in completing my NRP" in your cover letter.


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Specializes in MedSurg, OR, Cardiac step down.

Thanks! For the reply!

klone, MSN, RN

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Specializes in OB-Gyn/Primary Care/Ambulatory Leadership. Has 17 years experience.

Most hiring managers will not expect that someone new to L&D would have your NRP already, and will expect to have to provide the class for you. It's not a big deal, as nurses have to be recertified every 2 years, so there are always nurses on the unit who have to recertify, and there will be classes available on a regular basis that they will plan to have you attend. It's not necessary for you to get your certification beforehand.