Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 2 | Lecture: b | Slide: 5
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Health Professionals The People in Health Care
Lecture:Nursing Professionals Non-clinical IT/Informatics Roles for Clinicians Effects of Changing Care Models on Clinicians
Slide content:Nurses Continued Certification Certification is not required for licensure, but nurse licensure is required for nurse certification programs Many specialty certification programs are available Licensure Requires successful completion of a accredited nursing school program NCLEX-RN 5
Slide notes:Formal certification is not required for most nurses at the RN or BSN level. However, many nursing certifications are offered in a variety of clinical specialty areas, such as cardiac medicine, emergency nursing, medical-surgical nursing, and pediatric nursing. Specialty certification may be obtained for work settings other than the hospital environment. For example, a hospice nurse often works in patients homes and may earn a certified hospice and palliative nurse (CHPN) certification through the hospice and palliative credentialing center. (Hospice nurses provide care for patients and their families with life-limiting illness or injury.) Specialty certification may also be obtained for nonclinical nursing roles. For example, the American Nurses Association offers certification in nursing informatics. Certification programs generally have prerequisites for eligibility and require participants to pass an exam. Licensure requires completion of an accredited program and passing the National Council Licensure ExamRegistered Nurse (NCLEX-RN [ en - klecks -R-N]). The NCLEX-RN is a nationally administered test required by all states and the District of Columbia. It is administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Like physician licensure, specific requirements are determined by the states, and there is some opportunity for obtaining reciprocal licenses in other states. 5