The Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Examination offered by the National Certification Corporation (NCC) grants successful test takers as qualified RNC credentialed inpatient obstetric nurses.
Candidates who wish to site for the Inpatient Obstetric Nursing exam must first meet the NCC eligibility requirements.
* Candidate must have a valid RN license issued from the US or Canada. US territories will work too.
* The candidate should have at least two years of specialty experience, with combined hours of 2,000.
* Candidates need to prove employment in the Inpatient Obstetrics field within the past two years.
The exam can be taken at computer-based testing centers found throughout the US. Candidates also have the option of taking the test as a pencil and paper test. The pencil and paper exam costs $250 for those who register online and $275 for those who register by mail. Those who wish to take the exam at a computer testing site pay $300 for online registration and $325 through the mail.
The NCC issues test dates for paper and pencil testing on an annual basis. The 2010 test will take place on September 24. The test will begin at 9am, so candidates should arrive at least a half hour in advance. The deadline to apply falls on July 9th. As soon as an application has been accepted, candidates will receive instructions on where to they can schedule the exam.
Candidates who opt for the computer-based testing center can take the exam at any time. After acceptance, they will have ninety days to schedule and sit for the exam.
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