It is important that nurses become certified as a demonstration that they have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to provide high quality care to patients and their families. A certified nurse is a lifelong learner who cares about the quality of care they deliver. Patients and families, employers and nurses all benefit from certification.
To become certified in any nursing specialty, if a nurse has met the academic degree requirements for the certification, s/he does not need additional formal education, but many times continuing nursing professional development is required. It is also helpful to prepare for your certification exam. There are certification review prep courses, study materials, and practice tests that can help prepare for certification.
PESI offers a variety of certification review prep courses. For more information, click here: Get Certified!
To maintain, and renew your certification, you will need ongoing continuing nursing professional development, or nursing continuing education. PESI offers many continuing education courses that will help you maintain your certification and prepare for certification renewal.