NRP/STABLE certification for a Nursing Student

  1. Hi everyone!

    I am in my final semester of nursing school. I will be sitting for the nclex come this fall! I interested in pursuing a career in maternity. With that being said, do you think it would be a good idea for me to go ahead and take an NRP and/or STABLE certification course?

    The only reason why I am hesitant on it is that I will be applying as a new grad and I am worried that I will not be able to get a job in maternity at first. Therefore wasting time/money on obtaining these certifications.

    However, I am hopeful that by obtaining the certifications, it will increase my chances of me landing my dream job! Please let me know what you think, take the courses or not?

    thanks!
    Arielle
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  3. by   llg
    I wouldn't recommend it. You don't have enough experience to get the most benefit from those courses. And if you will need them for work, a good hospital will provide them for you for free. And it is unlikely that they will have a significant impact on whether or not you get a particular job.

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