Published Jul 7, 2005
I recently started a job as a RN in inpatient psychiatry, and while I do not have my bachelor's degree I am interested in becoming certified as a psychiatry RN. Any information is appreciated.
You can check out the requirements at www.nursingworld.org
I'm actually due to be recertified this year so I need to be looking into it myself.
you can check out the requirements at www.nursingworld.orgi'm actually due to be recertified this year so i need to be looking into it myself.good luck!!
i'm actually due to be recertified this year so i need to be looking into it myself.
thanks for the info...i have been wondering about getting my certification in psych. however was told by my nurse mgr that our facility does not pay extra for certification. i do know that some facilities do compensate nurses for the "c".
Whispera, MSN, RN
If your employer doesn't pay for the C....do you get paid more if you get it? Would that make it worthwhile. Where I've worked it hasn't made any difference in pay or anything else, but it was a nice personal goal to achieve.
Hi. At our institution, we have negotiated for seminar and educational reimbursement, which covers some or all of the fees related to ANCC's initial and re-certification. Additionally, my employer pays a yearly "Certification Bonus" for the 'C'. :roll
Many years ago, when I initially became certified in psychiatric nursing, the costs were reimbursed, but there was no bonus. I did it for myself. I imagine each employer will be different with regard to the preference they might give to certified nurses. For example, clinical ladder promotions here are based on a point system that includes points awarded for relevant certification. So, all else being equal, a nurse with certification would prevail when vying for a promotion. With the shortage of nurses that we are experiencing, we'll pretty much hire anybody that walks through the door with a valid license, regardless of certification status. But I personally believe it has significant value.
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