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NCC eNEWS December 2009

Dec 18, 2009


Continuing Competency Initiative Coming -- Look to your mailbox after the first of the year for information on the new continuing competency initiative that will become part of NCC’s certification maintenance program  More


President's Message- Suzy Reiter is completing her last year as President, read her final President's Message.

President's Award Given - Mimi Bennett receives the 2009 President Award for her service to NCC, read more

Neonatal Pediatric Transport Exam Debuts - See results of the first test administration.

eMedicine - Now a wealth of up to date resource information is available to you, free of charge from NCC.  Available only to the NCC credentialed, you need to sign into your NCC account on the website for access.  Click on eMedicine (left hand column) on the Account Page.   More

H1N1 Flu Resources Developed for You - See NCC website for resources concerning the obstetric, perinatal and neonatal populations and H1N1 flu. Only available to those NCC credentialed, sign in to the website and go to your account and the resources page on left hand column to access.

NCC Message Center - The NCC Call Center is now the NCC Message Center- read about how it works   - Read more about it. 

Election Results -  See the results of the 2010 NCC Leadership Election  

Consensus Paper on NP Education, Accreditation and Certification - See the results of the collaboration work of the organizations responsible for NP education, accreditation and certification. Check out the NCC Consensus Essentials Overview.


Hospital Discount Program - How to purchase online self assessment in bulk for group use. 

All CE for maintenance must be in the certification specialty area - Read about what constitutes specialty content.  


New Self Assessment Modules Just Added

·     Controversies in OB Practice

·     Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 

See all 35 self assessment modules available on the NCC website


 NCC Webonomics – The Importance of your Website Profile

The new NCC website is now approaching its first year anniversary.   An essential functionality of the website is your NCC profile.  Find out more the benefits of your profile.

Setting the Record Straight  -Answers to common questions or issues raised by you

Can CE credit be earned by taking an NCC Exam? You can't earn CE for taking a NCC exam.   Certification is not a continuing education activity.

Can academic credit be used to maintain certification? Academic credit can be used for certification maintenance but course work must represent certification specialty content.

How do I know what NCC Self Assessment modules I can use to maintain my certification?Any NCC self assessment can be used to meet specialty content hour requirements for any core certification leading to an RNC or NP credential.

  • For certificate of added qualification, only CE in subspecialty area can be used.
  • On the description of each module, applicability to specified NCC certification and certificates of added qualification is noted.

What is a universal hour/topic for maintenance? Universal content (hours) that can be used for maintenance of any core certification (leading to an RNC or NP credential) include resuscitation and stabilization, pharmacology, AIDS/HIV, nursing research, and professional issues limited to ethics, legal or patient safety. This does NOT apply to certificates of added qualification. 


  • 86% of those due to maintain their NCC credential 2008 DID!
  • December 31, 2009 is the final day you can take and submit 2009 online self assessment module for scoring.
  • Annual paper and pencil test administration day in 2010 will be September 24. New registration materials will be available in late January.  In the mean time, 2009 materials can be used to sign up for computer testing until the new materials are available