I would like to know what specialty certifications IACRN members hold. I would also like to know if anyone has information or could direct me to resources that discuss testing versus portfolio for specialty certifications.
As one of the pre-conference session in 2014, we did introduce cerfication through portfolio. ANCC is collaborating with professional nursing organizations on this. ANCC has 2 resources available - handbook and requirements. I would also recommend reading up on how ISONG handled their certification through portfolio which is now via ANCC - book by Monsen (2005) and article by Cook et al (2003) in the Journal of Professional Nursing 19(2). Happy to share the slides from the pre-conference and the article if you'd like to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope this is helpful.
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