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Professional Nursing Specialty Certification

 

 
The certified nurse demonstrates the knowledge, skill and attitude associated with outstanding patient care.  UCLA Health and the Department of Nursing are committed to supporting all nurses to achieve their specialty certification through various methods of educational and financial support. 

What is certification?

  • Evidence of a nurse's ability to provide excellent care beyond the scope of basic RN licenure
  • Demonstrated by passing a standardized, national exam
  • Specialty specific
  • Identified by credentials (e.g. RN-BC, CCRN, CEN, OCN, etc.)
  • Awarded by the relevant national nursing professional organization (e.g. ANCC, AACN, BCEN, ONS, etc.)

Why do nurses get certified?

  • To improve patient outcomes
  • Professional development and personal growth
  • Highlight mastery of specialized skills for patient care

What resources can UCLA offer me?

  • Access to various Certification Review Courses
  • Financial support for exam fees and study material (restrictions apply)
  • Salary differentials (for some UCLA employees)

List of Specialty Certifications

 National Certified Nurse's Day Celebration (coming soon!)

Nurse Certification Differential Policy (NUR-HS 378)

 

   
Upcoming Certification Review Courses

MARCH 17 & 18, 2017

Medical-Surgical Nursing
Conference Center, Santa Monica Hospital
UCLA RNs: Exam vouchers and review course registration discounts may be available. CLICK HERE for more details.

 

MARCH 24 & 25, 2017

Pediatric Nursing (ANCC & CPN)
Conference Center, Santa Monica Hospital
UCLA RNs: Exam vouchers and review course registrtion discounts may be available. CLICK HERE for more details.

 

APRIL 1 & 2, 2017

CPAN/CAPA
Conference Center, Santa Monica Hospital
UCLA RNs: Review course registration discounts are available with proof of test date. CLICK HERE for more details.

APRIL 21 & 22, 2017

Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN)
Auditorium, Santa Monica Hospital
UCLA RNs: UCLA RNs: Exam vouchers and review course registration discounts may be available. CLICK HERE for more details.

 

APRIL 28 & 29, 2017

PCCN
Auditorium, Santa Monica Hospital
UCLA RNs: UCLA RNs: Exam vouchers and review course registration discounts may be available. CLICK HERE for more details.

 

JUNE 15 & 16, 2017

CCRN (Adult)
CHS 53-105
UCLA RNs: UCLA RNs: Exam vouchers and review course registration discounts may be available. CLICK HERE for more details.

 

JUNE 19 & 20, 2017

Psychiatric (RN-BC)
CHS 13-105
UCLA RNs: UCLA RNs: Exam vouchers and review course registration discounts may be available. CLICK HERE for more details.

 

 

 For Questions, Contact

Kathleen Feldman, MSN, RN
Nursing Professional Development Specialist
Department of Nursing Practice, Research and Education
Kfeldman@mednet.ucla.edu
Office: 310-794-8503

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