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Do you have any specialty nursing certifications?

1 of 30 Travel Nurse Interview Questions and Answers Written by Darby Faubion

Written on November 26th, 2018 |
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Although a specialty certification may not be required, you will increase your potential career worth by not only diversifying your areas of expertise, but by obtaining specialty nurse certification in those areas. It could set you apart when applying to popular travel hot spots and assignments.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I have a certification in pediatrics and obstetric nursing. I have considered getting additional certifications as soon as I am able to schedule the time."

Entry Level
Answer example

"I do not have any specialty certifications at this time. However, I do have several years of experience working in different specialty areas."

Experienced
Answer example

"I do have some specialty certifications. I took advantage of opportunities every time I could to get additional certifications. Currently, I have certifications in surgical nursing, emergency care, pediatrics, and orthopedics. I would love an opportunity to study for additional certifications at some point in my career."

Written by:

Darby Faubion
Darby Faubion has been a Nurse and Allied Health Educator for over twenty years. She has clinical experience in several specialty areas including pediatrics, medical-surgical, critical care, and hospice. She has assisted in developing curriculum for nursing programs and has instructed nursing students at both the community college and university levels. Darby's passion is nursing education. She has used that passion as her driving force to become a test-taking strategist and prep coach. She has coached nursing graduates across the United States as they have prepared to take and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). In addition to her role as a healthcare educator, Darby also authors a blog that is devoted to helping victims of domestic violence learn how to recover and live a life free from abuse. She is also a contributing author to online sources of continuing education for nurses and healthcare associates.
Published: 11/26/2018
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