Neonatal nursing certifications are used to distinguish a critical care education and knowledge of neonatal critical care nursing. Many healthcare facilities will require their neonatal critical care nurses to obtain one or all of the below certifications. This is considered continuing education for the practice of neonatal nursing.
The CCRN is the most commonly known certification for critical care nurses, and neonatal nurses can pursue this after working 1,750 hours in the specialty you are seeking certification in.
CCRN – CCRN stands for Critical Care Registered Nurse, and is a certification obtained by adult, pediatric, and neonatal critical care nurses. The cost ranges from $200 to $300 for the exam, with renewals a bit cheaper. Visit.
NRP – NRP stands for Neonatal Rescusitation Program, and completion can be required of neonatal nurses. This is currently being maintained by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Visit.
CPR – CPR stands for Cardio Pulmony Resuscitation is also required of neonatal nurses, and certification can be acquired through numerous means. Visit.