Deciphering the ‘Alphabet Soup’ of Nurse Certification
Pursuing continuing education is something that all health care professionals consider during their careers. The decision to seek this opportunity is the easy part, but focusing on a specialty can be confusing. Deciphering the code of “alphabet soup” has become increasingly daunting, especially for nurses, who work in an arena of health care that continues to become more specialized as the industry emphasizes quality and value-based care versus volume-based care. This article shares some insight into preparing for the advanced credential from an APRN nurse who holds an adult health CNS from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.