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Institutional certification program (for 25 or more applicants)

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The NCC Institutional Certification Program (ICP) provides institutions an easy way to get their obstetric, gynecologic and neonatal nursing staff certified; and other health care professionals credentialed with a certificate of added qualification. ICP provides onsite testing for 25 or more participants with individualized test dates and if you have 100 or more participants discounts on fees are available.

Doesn't it make sense for the health professionals in your institution to be nationally certified?

As the first line in providing patient care, what health care professionals know and how they perform can really affect the liability risks your organization faces in its daily operation. Credentialed health care givers are valued by the consumer and credentialing provides you, the employer, an outside evaluation of your employees' expertise. It provides tangible evidence of competence, validation of specialty knowledge, and is an excellent risk management tool. NCC will help you enable your professional staff to become certified in several areas or earn a certificate of added qualification in Electronic Fetal Monitoring and/or Neonatal Pediatric Transport.

The Institutional Certification Program provides different options based on the number of participating individuals. Any of the NCC CORE or Subspecialty examinations are available to meet these minimum participant requirements. 25 or more test candidates (any mix of CORE or Subspecialty exams) to sponsor the examination at your institution at any time. 100 or more candidates will receive a negotiated fee discount. Sponsoring institutions will be required to provide a testing room and proctors at no cost to NCC.

Click here for the NCC Institutional Certification Program brochure.

All details and terms are outlined in a contract.

For more information

Contact Betty Sobala, ICP Coordinator by clicking here for an online interest form.

 

NCC offers certification (which lead to the RNC credential) examinations in the following specialties (open to nurses only):

  • Inpatient Obstetric Nursing
  • Low Risk Neonatal Nursing
  • Maternal Newborn Nursing
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

NCC offers Nurse Practitioner certification (which lead to the NNP-BC or WHNP-BC credential) examinations in the following specialties (open to nurse practitioners only):

  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner

NCC also offers examinations leading to a certificate of added qualification in the following subspecialty areas:

  • Electronic Fetal Monitoring (open to physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurse midwives)
  • Neonatal Pediatric Transport (open to physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, paramedics and respiratory therapists)

Professionals

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Total

NCC Certified Nurses 128 88 184 120 199 182 191 187 212 1,491
Nurses 1,657 1,632 1,983 2,177 1,996 2,518 1,707 2,406 1,438 17,514
Nurse Practitioners 15 36 10 0 2 32 2 14 6 117
Physicians 331 147 255 991 129 833 254 354 386 3,680
Physician Assistants 0 0 3 1 38 0 2 4 6 54
Nurses Midwives 43 26 31 17 38 41 46 68 58 368
Total 2,174 1,929 2,466 3,306 2,402 3,606 2,202 3,033 2,106 23,224

 

Testing at Professional Education Centers (PEC).0

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Professional Education Center (PEC) offers review courses followed by NCC Certification and Credentialing Exams:

  • Inpatient Obstetric Nursing
  • Maternal Newborn Nursing
  • Low Risk Neonatal Nursing
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing
  • Electronic Fetal Monitoring

You will need your PEC code to register along with required documentation and the appropriate fees. You cannot take a PEC administered exam until you are determined eligible by NCC. You can review PEC information by visiting their website.

PEC testing is administered through special arrangements with NCC. All aspects of NCC quality and integrity of exam administration are maintained but certain special rules do apply in addition to the usual NCC rules. For specific questions regarding these exams, contact Betty Sobala at bsobala@nccnet.org.