As a nursing student you have finally graduated! All of the years of tears and sweat are over. You can’t wait to walk across the stage and get your diploma. This article will discuss nursing certification for new nurses.

Nursing Certifications For New Nurses

I get it! I have been a nurse for a little over 30 years. In fact, I graduated in the year 1990. There was no such thing as a computer NCLEX.

You see when I graduated, there was a Graduate Nurse status. We worked as a graduate nurse until we took the NCLEX. Everyone in the entire country had to take it at the same time! 

The test was divided into specialties on pencil and paper. When you were done, you did not get the results right away. You had to wait for almost 6-8 weeks for the results.

You knew if you had passed if you received a small white envelope. It was your license inside. If you got a big envelope, you knew you had failed and it was information on retesting.

So you get a job and you find out you want to advance your career. 

Should New Nurses Get Certifications

Most nurse certifications require at least 2 years to get certified. This is because it takes a minimum of two years in order to become an expert in your field. New nurses should concentrate on following your preceptor and learning everything you can. 

New nurses should not get certification because they do not have enough experience. However, after you get 2 years of experience, most organizations will let you take the test.

Certifications for Nurses

Nurse Practitioner Certifications

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BY ANCC

Clinical Nurse Specialist Certifications

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BY ANCC

Nurse Practitioner Certifications

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BY ANCC

Specialty Certifications

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BY ANCC

Specialty Certifications

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BY ANCC

Nurse Practitioner Certifications

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BY ANCC

Specialty Certifications

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BY ANCC

Specialty Certifications

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BY ANCC

Specialty Certifications

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BY ANCC

Interprofessional Certifications

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BY ANCC

Specialty Certifications

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BY ANCC

Specialty Certifications

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BY ANCC

Specialty Certifications

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BY ANCC

Specialty Certifications

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BY ANCC

Specialty Certifications

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BY ANCC

Specialty Certifications

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BY ANCC

Nurse Practitioner Certifications

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BY ANCC

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