Some nurses will become a CNA to start their career and others will want to do it more because they saw a need for it within their area of care. Either way, getting your CCRN certification is a very important step in helping you get a higher paying position and a good salary. There are a lot of different CCRN certification courses out there and taking a CCRN test is just one of them. It will determine if you are going to be a nurse aid, a nurse-midwife, physical therapist, or other types of medical professional. These exams will also determine if you are eligible for different positions that nurses are employed in.
A CCRN stands for “Certified Registered Nurse”. To get this certification, a person has to take two CCRN exams. One of these exams is designed by the state, which will include multiple choice questions and will also have a written portion as well. Both of these exams will cost money, but they are essential in helping a person to get a CCRN certification.
The first exam is required in each state to let the nurse know if they meet all of the requirements needed for CCRN certification. This exam will cost at least $100 dollars and can take up to eight hours to complete. Once a CCRN has taken the test and passed it they can then apply for certification. This process usually only takes a day or so depending on the nurse’s experience.
Now that the nurse aide has taken their test they can apply for verification. In order to verify CCRN status a nurse aide will have to submit a completed application, along with a state issued photo ID. The application will include detailed information about the nurse aide’s background and education. Along with the application the nurse aide will need to submit proof of training and experience as well. Usually this verification process requires an agent from the state to visit the nurse aide’s place of employment. This agent will also verify that CCRN status has been awarded to the person.
In order to receive the verification process a nurse aide will need to wait a minimum of three months. This waiting period is specified by each state. Couple things that the nurse aide should do in order to expedite the CCRN exam process is first, contact the state where the nurse aide is employed and ask if they have any CCRN requirements for their state. Second, contact the state licensing board and request a copy of the nurse aide’s application. Third, once the application is received the nurse aide should send it along with proof of training and/or experience to the state licensing board.
In order to get a copy of the CCRN test it will be necessary for the nurse aide to contact the national board. However, because of security reasons many states do not offer this service. Therefore it may be necessary to contact the national board directly to get the exam results. Once the nurse aide has received their confirmation of passing the test, they will need to submit their fingerprints. Fingerprints are collected and submitted to the national board for verification. After the verification of the certification card will be mailed to the nurse aide.
Verifying CCRN status can be a simple process but it is best to do it correctly the first time. This ensures the accuracy of the testing process as well as speeds up the state board’s verification system. While the process may seem confusing, most nurse aides know that they need to do it correctly and follow the correct steps. In order to ensure that everything is done accurately, it is important to contact the state board in order to get started.