I am relatively new to the NICU (just about 1 year) and was wondering if anyone can tell me the difference between CCRN and RNC. When can I take these tests? Do I have to be working 2 years or 1? Which is better?
Jan 6, '07
RNC is offered by the National Certification Corporation and requires two years in NICU. They also offer certifications for some other maternal-newborn specialties.
CCRN is sponsored by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and requires 1,750 bedside hours (about 1 yr) within the last two years. They offer adult, pediatric and neonatal CCRN exams.
Jan 8, '07
The RNC is more recognized in NICU's.