Director of Nursing Certification Online Module III
Module III - Resident Care
The Director of Nursing in Long Term Care Certification Program is committed to advancing the specialty of long term care nursing and the nurses within this specialty. Certification is one important means of achieving this.The four modules in the series for the Director of Nursing in Long Term Care Certification Program include:
- Administration of the Nursing Department
- Leading and Developing Nursing Staff
- Resident Care
- Creating a Safe, Caring Culture
Experience alone doesn't guarantee that a nurse has the wide range of knowledge and skill required to competently function as a director of nursing. This is a major reason why it is important to engage in a structured study and evaluate knowledge through a test. Completing this process for certification places you among the leaders who are improving the status and quality of long term care nursing.
Requirements - To obtain the certification and 20 contact hours, nurses must:
- Hold an active license as a registered nurse
- Complete the four modules in any order
- Have at least 2 years experience as a RN in a nursing home
- Pass the examination with a score of at least 80%
20 contact hours - Certification and Contact hours fee* pay $200.
*Certification and Contact Hours Fee does not need to be paid until you are ready to complete program and obtain certification. Certification is valid for a 3 year period, after which recertification can be achieved by either submitting proof of 20 contact hours of continuing education or retaking the Certification Examination.
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.