Making a case for nurse certification – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care – (866) 348-2889
You want to take that next step on your career path and you’re wondering what it should be. You are asking yourself whether the time is right to begin an advanced degree, complete one you started some time ago or perhaps pursue a professional certification. There are many factors to weigh when making your decision. For example, how much time do you have? What finances are available to you? Will you have the personal and professional support you need? Which step ultimately will help you fulfill your career goals?
As you reflect, you may realize you’re not ready to pursue an advanced degree. You know you want to advance your career and learn more about the specialty in which you practice. You are considering moving to another healthcare setting that requires certification as part of the hiring process. You also know that receiving certification proves you have met a national standard, and you want the recognition that certification will bring.