Spotlight on NCC's Low Risk Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Certification September 22, 2021

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The Low Risk Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (RNC-LRN®) certification is for neonatal ICU nurses who identify life-threatening conditions in the low-risk neonate, apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to assess and care for the neonate, differentiating abnormal from normal, and promote the health of the neonate and family in the hospital and home environment.

In 2018, the Low Risk Neonatal Nursing certification became the Low Risk Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing certification. This change was made after recommendations from the Low Risk Neonatal (LRN) Content Team and content validation studies done with those certified in LRN, indicated that that the majority of nurses working with acutely or chronically ill hospitalized neonates in these units still relate as neonatal intensive care nurses and not low risk nurses. 

The RNC-LRN® exam focuses on the care of the Level II neonate. It demonstrates the specialty knowledge of neonatal ICU nurses who provide care to acutely and chronically ill neonatal patients and their families within level II, chronic care, or step-down units.
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View the updated content focus for the Low Risk Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing certification in the RNC-LRN® Candide Guide.