Well, you can get certified as a nurse by taking the CCRNA nursing examination and then taking the exam again. However, the real question is do you really know what you are doing when you do this? Is it really worth the time and money? If you do decide to take the test online then make sure you do the research and get the most out of it. Here are some things you should look for when you do your CCRNA board certification verification.
First off you want to make sure that the site you are going to be properly accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Accreditation (CCNA). This is important. If the site is not accredited then you will not get very far with your online nurse practitioner credentials. Also make sure the site provides you with your training materials as well as a list of the people who will be helping you at your facility. This is very important.
Next, you want to look at the cost of the course. Just like when you are taking a campus based CCRNA course, you are going to pay more. However, there is a difference between a campus based CCRNA course and an online CCRNA course. With a campus-based course, you have a fixed cost per class that is determined by the institution. With an online CCRNA course, you will have costs determined by each individual program that you sign up for. Make sure to look at the total cost of the courses before you choose a program because this will help you narrow down your options.
Another thing to look for is the number of hours that are required in order to successfully complete the course. You will want to look at all of the hours that are required in order to successfully complete the credits required to complete the nurse practitioner program. There are some programs out there that require a minimum of 6 hours a week, but many programs only require 3 hours a week. If you are only able to find a program that requires only three hours a week, you might want to rethink your option. A proper CCRNA training program will allow you to be certified as soon as possible.
Another important detail to review is whether or not the program is a part of a nursing education network. Nursing education networks will give you the best prices and the most programs to choose from. However, they do not actually provide the classes. If you choose to take the classes on your own, make sure that they are accredited and that the class is not a re-take of a previous class. If you do not take your credits back to school, you will have no work experience and this could cause major problems when you are applying for jobs.
Once you have found a good CCRNA course, you will need to submit your application for the actual certification. There are a few ways that you can do this. First, you will need to submit a request for certification through your employer, which can usually be done via an electronic transfer or by fax. If you are still working at your job, you may be able to apply directly for the certification instead. In any case, you will need to send a completed application and a copy of your certificate of education along with a resume or cover letter to the board.
Once you have been certified, you will be required to take a national examination. If you do not pass this exam, you will need to reapply in order to take the NCLEX-RN, or National Council Licensure Examination. You must pass this exam before you can legally become a nurse practitioner. Although it can be difficult, it is possible to obtain CCRNA certification.