Credentialism In Nursing

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Mrs. Aponte Santiago does not has a certification, but the nurses have the opportunity to obtained one of them in the following areas of interest: emergency room (ER), oncology, renal, phlebotomy, epidemiology, progressive care, and others. Some of the specialist certifications includes: gerontology, pediatric and neonatal. In addition, the subspecialty certifications in acute/critical care are also available (i.e. cardiac medicine and cardiac surgery). There is not an special certification given within the profession, but there are a lot of options available. The certification provide additional knowledge, it is a measure of competency and prepare the nurse to execute an extraordinary job in a specific area of nursing. A baccalaureate degree in …show more content…

The renewal application must be submitted one year before the certification expire. The requirements for re-certification vary. If the certification credential is current, the nurse have two options. Both options require professional development and it is divided into six categories: continuing education hours, academic credits, presentations, publication or research, preceptor hours and professional service. One alternative is professional development and practice hours. The nurse must hold a current and active RN license, and a American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification. The professional development requirements and a minimum of 1,000 practice hours have to be completed before the five years. If the nurse possess a practitioner or clinical nurse specialist certification credential the practice needs to be in that area. Finally, the nurse have to pay a fee. The second alternative of renewal is substitute the 1,0000 practice hours with a test. Another requisites have to be completed if the certification expire. The nurse that posses a certification have the privilege to work in that particular area, have a higher salary, and be more

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