Why Become Certified?

A study conducted by the Nursing Credentialing Research Coalition found that certification has a dramatic impact on the personal, professional and practice outcomes of certified nurses. Overall, nurses in the study stated that certification enabled them to experience fewer adverse events and errors in patient care than before they were certified. Additional results revealed that certified nurses:

  • Expressed more confidence in detecting early signs of complications
  • Reported more personal growth and job satisfaction
  • Believed they were viewed as credible providers
  • Received high patient satisfaction ratings
  • Reported more effective communication and collaboration with other health care providers
  • Experienced fewer disciplinary events and work-related injuries

 

Download the "Why Certification?" brochure from the ANCC.