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ctabs14 MSN

NICU (RNC-NIC) & Informatics (RN-BC)
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ctabs14 has 6 years experience as a MSN and specializes in NICU (RNC-NIC) & Informatics (RN-BC).

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    Proper Way to Display Credentials

    Okay that's where I was getting confused. So MSN, RN-BC, RNC-NIC, while redundant, would be considered correct?
  2. Hi there! I just took the exam today and passed! I purchased the practice questions from the ANCC website (comes with 2 quizzes, 100 questions each) and the Mometrix review book that had 150 questions at the end of the book. Hope this helps!
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    Proper Way to Display Credentials

    Hi all, I just got certified in Nursing Informatics through ANCC today, yay! I am also certified as an RNC-NIC and now I'm not sure how to display my credentials. Would it be (Name), MSN, RN-BC, RNC-NIC? I am also studying for a sub-specialty certification (C-ELBW), would that just go at the very end when/if I earn that? Thank you! :)
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    Rush University online Neonatal CNS

    Has anyone applied, or is currently a student at Rush University for their online neonatal CNS program? It looks like they're currently the only program in the US. I've started the application process for BSN-DNP Spring 2018, and I'm curious if anyone has experience with the program. Thanks!
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    RNC-NIC Review

    Hi all, I'm scheduled to take my RNC exam in a couple months, and I am at a bit of a loss as to where to start reviewing. I have Watson's "Certification and Core Review for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing", and a friend gave me her Mometric "Neonatal CCRN Exam Study Guide". I was looking online and it looks like NANN and Pearls Review have review courses. Would you guys recommend taking one, and if so, which one? Any other tips would be greatly appreciated! (I currently have 2 1/2 years of Level III experience.)
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    RNC-NIC Exam Advice

    Looking to take my RNC exam in the next few months and want to know which resources and study methods y'all recommend. I've looked at previous threads concerning the exam, but most of them are from years ago. Practice questions have always been really helpful for me to familiarize myself with question formatting, but I would really love some recommendations to review content. I already have: Merenstein & Gardner's Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care (7e) Watson's Certification and Core Review for NIC Nursing (4e) I have over 2 1/2 years of level III experience. Thanks!
  7. Hi! Just checking to see if anyone went to the Open House at USD for their grad programs yesterday evening. I had reserved about a month ago, but was scheduled to work and couldn't find anyone to switch with me. I'm interested in the DNP dual PNP/FNP program, so any information they shared concerning that would be great! I spoke with the director of admissions, and she said there would be another open house in February that I will definitely be going to, but it seems so late since the application is due March 1st. Thanks!
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    Timeline for endorsing RN license to CA

    Yes, you will need to make an account. It will likely take a few weeks because even though they have received all your documents, it will still take them a bit to begin processing. At least that's how it was in my case.
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    Timeline for endorsing RN license to CA

    For those who have received their licenses - how soon did you have your physical license in hand after your license number was posted on Breeze?
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    Timeline for endorsing RN license to CA

    You can check on BreEZe, but it will be a few weeks before you show up on the site. Just check back periodically.
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    Timeline for endorsing RN license to CA

    My license FINALLY came through! Contact your Congressman if you're having issues! A name search did not have to be done for me. 8/29: Called the board and they told me my second set of fingerprints had been rejected (I sent THREE cards the second time) and a name search would have to be done. 9/8: Called for an update on my name search. BRN said it was started on 9/2, even though I was told it would be started 8/29. During this week, I got in contact with my Congressman's office to help. I called the man I had been in contact with today and he said that my last set of fingerprints were processed on 9/7. He wasn't sure if they had been accepted or rejected, but his contact at the DOJ was supposed to let him know soon, and he would get back to me on Monday. I went ahead and looked on the BreEZe site after getting off the phone with him, and my license number was posted! I can finally start working! (Sorry if none of this makes sense, I'm too excited.)
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    Timeline for endorsing RN license to CA

    Congratulations! Hopefully my name search will be done soon. :|
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    california license by endorsement

    No. Livescan can only be done in California. For anyone out of state, you have to submit the fingerprint cards.
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    St. David's Austin Graduate Nurse Positions

    Is this for Downtown/Main or NAMC?
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    St. David's Austin Graduate Nurse Positions

    I looked at some of the listings, and didn't see anything about needing 1-2 years of experience. Most of what I saw is that it was preferred that applicants have some experience as a PCT. As long as it says "Graduate Registered Nurse" in the job title, you should be fine.
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    UMHB Nurses!

    I graduated from UMHB two years ago! I'm happy to answer any questions as well. The program is as time consuming as you make it. You typically have classes two days, and clinical another one or two days, depending on which semester you're in. I was able to work as a student nurse and go back to Austin every weekend to have a life. I was one of the top students in my class, making all A's and one B. Just use your time wisely, and you'll be fine.

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