Critical Care Nursing Certification: Preparation, Review, and Practice Exams, Sixth Edition

Author: Thomas Ahrens,Donna Prentice,Ruth Kleinpell

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071701923

Category: Medical

Page: 701

View: 8679

The best review available for Critical Care certification A Doody's Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE for 2011! Critical Care Nursing Certification is a complete step-by-step guide that thoroughly covers everything you need to know to pass the examination administered by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). Presented in short, easy-to-read chapters, the book includes subject-specific practice exams, allowing you to target your study and quickly identify weak areas. In addition, the handy "Editor's Note" feature explains changes to the exam, highlights what's important, and alerts you to the number of questions you should expect on a given topic. Everything you need to pass the Critical Care certification exam: NEW! Companion CD-ROM containing two complete practice exams NEW! A section on behavioral and psychological factors in critical care NEW! Expanded neurology section Valuable test-taking tips to help you perform your best on the exam A practice exam at the end of each part of the book Content that includes every topic you will see on the exam: Cardiovascular; Pulmonary; Endocrine; Immunology and Hematology; Neurology; Gastroenterology; Renal; Multiorgan Problems; Synergy; Behavior

Certification and Core Review for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Author: AACN,AWHONN,NANN

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323392407

Category: Medical

Page: 168

View: 5684

Get ready for your neonatal intensive care nursing certification exam with the only review developed in collaboration with three leading nursing organizations! From AACN, AWHONN, and NANN, Certification and Core Review for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, 5th Edition prepares you for your examination with hundreds of high-quality study questions and realistic test simulation. Based on the latest test plans of the AACN’s CCRN®-Neonatal exam and the NCC’s Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (RNC-NIC) exam, review questions cover the changes to the Core Curriculum and reflect the latest evidence, essential knowledge, and best practices. New to this edition are three new chapters and 225 completely new review questions. This powerful study tool offers unparalleled preparation for your certification exam! Endorsed by the three most authoritative associations in neonatal intensive care nursing: the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN); the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN); and the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN). Realistic exam practice is offered through 675 total questions that mirror the certification exam content, the multiple-choice question format, and the distribution of content. Answers are provided for each question, accompanied by rationales and references, to enhance your understanding of the material. Online flexibility allows you to organize review questions and test format by your preferred examination, either the AACN or NCC. Online exam simulation - included free with each new copy of the book - mirrors the test-taking experience with an interactive, timed format. Customized study lets you choose whether to work through online questions in Study Mode or Examination Mode. Online remediation includes rationales for both correct and incorrect answers, and in-book remediation provides rationales for correct answers. A compact, portable size makes the book easier to study anytime, anywhere. 225 NEW review questions include 75 in the book and 150 additional online questions on the Evolve companion website. Thoroughly UPDATED review content reflects AACN’s latest CCRN®-Neonatal exam and the NCC’s latest Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (RNC-NIC) exam, information in Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, 5th Edition, and the newest evidence-based guidelines for neonatal critical care. NEW! Three new chapters include Grieving Process, Quality Improvement, and Facilitation of Learning. NEW focus on culturally sensitive care is included in an expanded Family Integration and Culturally Sensitive Care chapter. UPDATED rationales in the Answer Key are referenced to the most recent literature and evidence-based guidelines. Compatibility with IPads, iPhones, and other mobile devices allows online exam practice that is easy and convenient.

Critical Care Nursing Certification: Preparation, Review, and Practice Exams, Seventh Edition

Author: Alexander Johnson,Hillary Crumlett

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007182670X

Category: Medical

Page: 720

View: 3264

The best review available for the Critical Care Nursing Certification Exam! Critical Care Nursing Certification: Preparation, Review, and Practice Exams, Seventh Edition is a complete, step-by-step study package that covers everything nurses need to know to pass the examination administered by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). Following the CCRN blueprint, coverage of each subject is weighted to reflect its level of importance on the actual exam. Presented in concise, easy-to-read chapters, the book includes subject-specific practice exams, allowing readers to identify and focus on their weak areas. In addition, the handy “Editor’s Note” feature explains changes to the exam, highlights what is important, and alerts readers to the number of questions they should expect on a given topic. New to this edition is remediation to answers in the practice exams that include rationales, test-taking tips, and strategies

CCRN Review Book 2018-2019

CCRN Study Guide and Practice Test Questions for the Critical Care Nursing Exam

Author: Ccrn Exam Prep Team

Publisher: Trivium LLC

ISBN: 9781635302370

Category: Study Aids

Page: 334

View: 3128

Trivium Test Prep's CCRN Review Book 2018-2019: CCRN Study Guide and Practice Test Questions for the Critical Care Nursing Exam offers: A detailed overview of what you need to know for CCRN, so that you know exactly what to expect on the CCRN exam A CCRN review of all the subjects over which you will be tested CCRN practice questions for you to practice and improve Test tips and strategies to help you score higher on the CCRN Trivium Test Prep's CCRN Review Book 2018-2019: CCRN Study Guide and Practice Test Questions for the Critical Care Nursing Exam covers: Cardiovascular Pulmonary Endocrine Hematology/Immunology Neurology Gastrointestinal Renal Multisystem Behavioral/Psychosocial Professional Care and Ethics About Trivium Test Prep Trivium Test Prep is an independent test prep study guide company that produces and prints all of our books right here in the USA. Our dedicated professionals know how people think and learn, and have created our CCRN Review Book based on what research has shown to be the fastest, easiest, and most effective way to prepare for the exam. Unlike other study guides that are stamped out in a generic fashion, our CCRN Review Book is specifically tailored for your exact needs.

Pass CCRN!

Author: Robin Dennison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780323009997

Category: Intensive care nursing

Page: 792

View: 2842


Ace the CCRN®

Practice Review Book

Author: Nicole Kupchick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997834901

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 7747

Congratulations on taking a step toward becoming certified! Ace the CCRN(R) You Can Do It! Practice Review Questions book was designed to challenge your knowledge using practice questions following AACN's test blueprint for the CCRN(R) examination. The book contains hundreds of practice questions and provides rationales for each of the questions.

Pediatric CCRN Certification Review

Author: Ann J. Brorsen,Keri R. Rogelet

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449615791

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 4953

Pediatric CCRN Certification Review is an essential guide for critical care nurses preparing for the Pediatric CCRN exam. Containing more than 1,200 practice questions with rationales representative of those found on the Pediatric CCRN exam, it offers a succinct, yet comprehensive review of the core material. Organized to provide essential test taking strategies and techniques for passing the exam, Pediatric CCRN Certification Review explores the Synergy Model, cardiovascular and pulmonary systems, neurology, renal, gastrointestinal, hematology, immunology, endocrine, multisystem, and behavioral issues. Included with the book is an online access code for JB TestPrep, our online interactive testing program, to help you pass the exam. Don’t forget to visit our new nursing certification website: www.NursingCertificationSuccess.com

Adult CCRN Prep

2 Practice Tests + Proven Strategies

Author: Kaplan Nursing

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150622346X

Category: Medical

Page: 468

View: 4798

Kaplan's Adult CCRN Prep provides focused review for practicing nurses studying for the Adult CCRN certification exam. This guide includes in-depth coverage of all tested material, realistic practice, and effective score-raising strategies to help you face the exam with confidence and take the next step in your professional nursing certification. Essential Review Two full-length practice tests with detailed rationales New 25-question diagnostic quiz to target your study and make the most of your time Ten end-of-chapter practice sets with detailed answer explanations Review of the Synergy Model for Patient Care Comprehensive content review of essential CCRN topics Expert Guidance Expert strategies and advice on how to approach each specific question type Kaplan's expert psychometricians ensure our practice questions and study materials are true to the test. We invented test prep—Kaplan (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students for almost 80 years. Our proven strategies have helped legions of students achieve their dreams. The previous edition of this book was titled Adult CCRN Strategies, Practice and Review with 2 Practice Tests.

Priorities in Critical Care Nursing

Author: Linda D. Urden,Kathleen M. Stacy,Mary E. Lough

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323320864

Category: Medical

Page: 664

View: 8934

Ensure you are up to date on all the common and urgent issues in the critical care unit with Priorities in Critical Care Nursing, 7th Edition! With its succinct coverage of all core critical care nursing topics, this evidence-based text is the perfect resource for both practicing nurses and nursing students alike. Using the latest, most authoritative research, this book will help you identify priorities to accurately and effectively manage patient care. Content spans the areas of medication, patient safety, patient education, nursing diagnosis, and collaborative management and much more to equip you for success in all aspects of critical care nursing. This new edition also features new case studies, new QSEN-focused call-out boxes throughout the text, a complete digital glossary, and revised chapter summaries. Evidence-based approach offers the most accurate and timely patient care recommendations based on the latest and most authoritative research, meta-analyses, and systematic reviews available. UNIQUE! Nursing Diagnosis Priorities boxes list the most urgent potential nursing diagnoses, with a page reference to the corresponding Nursing Management Plan. Nursing Management Plans provide a complete care plan for every Priority Diagnosis that includes the diagnosis, definition, defining characteristics, outcome criteria, nursing interventions, and rationales. Case studies with critical thinking questions test your understanding of key concepts and their practical applications. Concept maps help students understand common critical health conditions, including acute coronary syndrome, acute renal failure, ischemic stroke, and shock. Collaborative Management boxes guide you through the management of a wide variety of disorders. Patient Education boxes list the concepts that must be taught to the patient and the family before discharge from the ICU. Priority Medication boxes offer a foundation in the pharmacology used most in critical care. NEW! QSEN Evidence-Based Practice boxes use the PICOT framework to cover a timely topic and the research that underlies current patient care. NEW! TEACH for Nurses manual includes unique case studies, outlines, instructor resources, student resources, answer keys, and more. NEW! PowerPoint slides with unfolding case studies have been updated to include interactive questions and sample handoff information in the ISBARR format for appropriate chapters. NEW! Cultural Competency boxes provide information on basic cultural topics, including what cues to watch for and how to better provide culturally competent care. NEW! QSEN Teamwork and Collaboration boxes offer concise guidelines for effective handoffs, assessments, and communications between nurses and other hospital staff. NEW! QSEN Patient Safety Alert boxes highlight important guidelines and tips to ensure patient safety. NEW! QSEN Internet Resources boxes identify key organizations and websites for both general critical care practice and for each specific body system. NEW! Key points at the end of each chapter offer a quick study tool for students. NEW! More-detailed objectives now include every disorder covered in the chapter. NEW! Digital glossary on the Evolve companion site help to increase students’ critical care nursing vocabulary.

Barron's CCRN Exam

Author: Patricia Juarez, APN, CCNS, CCRN-K

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 1438068611

Category: Study Aids

Page: 360

View: 5329

Achieving certification in Critical Care Nursing is a major professional accomplishment. But in order to reach that important milestone, you need to pass the CCRN exam. Barron’s CCRN Exam guide provides all of the key concepts test-takers need to master in order to pass the adult critical care nursing certification exam. This book features: detailed subject reviews of such topics as Cardiovascular Concepts, Pulmonary Concepts, Professional Caring and Ethical Practice Concepts and more, along with corresponding practice questions; a 25-question pre-test, to help pinpoint areas in need of intensive study; 2 full-length sample CCRN tests, each with 150 multiple choice questions and fully-explained answers; and 650 practice questions overall, for review and study. CCRNs who have successfully passed the test report that self-testing with sets of practice questions such as these is an excellent strategy for success. Don’t take chances with your certification—let Barron’s CCRN Exam help you achieve the next level of professional achievement .Students who purchase this book will also get FREE access to one additional full-length online CCRN exam with all questions answered and explained.

Adult Ccrn Exam Secrets Study Guide

Ccrn Test Review for the Critical Care Nurses Certification Examinations

Author: CCRN Exam Secrets Test Prep Team

Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC

ISBN: 9781609712709

Category: Medical

Page: 180

View: 1102

***Includes Practice Test Questions*** Adult CCRN Exam Secrets helps you ace the Critical Care Nurses Certification Examinations without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive Adult CCRN Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. Adult CCRN Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to CCRN Exam Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; A comprehensive Content review including: Coronary Artery Syndromes, Myocardial Infarctions, Papillary Muscle Rupture, Venous Insufficiency, Acute Venous Thromboembolism, Anticoagulants, Carotid Artery Stenosis, Intraaortic Balloon Pump, Pulmonary Embolism, Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Thoracic Surgery, Hemothorax, Pulmonary Pharmacology, Arterial Blood Gases, Respiratory Acidosis, Airway Management, Therapeutic Gases, Ventilator Weaning, Thoracentesis, Bronchoscopy, Endocrine, Acute Hypoglycemia, Ketoacidosis, Parathyroid Dysfunction, Cushing Syndrome, Morphology, Hematology, Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate, Sickle Cell Disease, Cryoprecipitate, Neurology, Cerebral Aneurysms, Cerebral Vasospasm, Brain Death, and much more...

Core Curriculum for Critical Care Nursing

Author: JoAnn Alspach

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 967

View: 766

From the experts at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), comes the definitive resource on administering quality nursing care to critically ill patients. This edition is updated to reflect the current state of critical care nursing practice and includes new content on the AACN Synergy Model. It also serves as an important resource for nurses preparing for critical care certification with coverage of the newest content on the CCRN exam.

Pediatric CCRN Exam Secrets

Your Key to Exam Success, CCRN Test Review for the Critical Care Nurses Certification Examinations

Author: Mometrix Media LLC.,CCRN Exam Secrets Test Prep Team

Publisher: Mometrix Media Llc

ISBN: 9781609712747

Category: Medical

Page: 252

View: 952

***Includes Practice Test Questions*** Pediatric CCRN Exam Secrets helps you ace the Critical Care Nurses Certification Examinations without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive Pediatric CCRN Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. Pediatric CCRN Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to CCRN Exam Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; A comprehensive Content review including: Acute Pulmonary Edema, Norwood Procedure, Cardiac Postsurgical Management, Antimicrobial Prophylaxis, Hemodynamic Monitoring, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Electrocardiogram, Atrial Fibrillation, Wide Complex Tachycardias, Cardiac Catheterization, Hypovolemic Shock, Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Pulmonary Embolus, Tracheal Intubation, Nasopharyngeal, Respiratory Acidosis, Thoracentesis, Bronchoscopy, Tracheomalacia, Tracheal Stenosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Pharmacology, Thoracic Trauma, Acute Hypoglycemia, Diabetes Insipidus, Ketoacidosis, Marfan Syndrome, Hypothyroidism, Chvostek's Sign, Addison's Disease, Cushing Syndrome, Hematology, and much more...

Synergy for Clinical Excellence: the AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care

Author: East Carolina University Greenville North Carolina Sonya R Hardin,Sonya R. Hardin,Roberta Kaplow

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763770256

Category: Medical

Page: 237

View: 6910

An essential reference for nursing students in developing and implementing the competencies necessary in caring for critically ill patients! Synergy for Clinical Excellence: The AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care enhances the understanding of The Synergy Model in practice. Based on a decade of work by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the text encompasses the history and development of the nurse and patient characteristic inherent in The Synergy Model, and then thoroughly addresses each characteristic individually and applies the model in practice. Includes sample test questions relevant to the model that will assist nursing students in preparing for certification through AACN, and provide further examples of the integration of the Synergy Model in practice.

AACN Certification and Core Review for High Acuity and Critical Care

Author: American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: 9781416035923

Category: Medical

Page: 180

View: 5948

This updated edition helps readers assess and build their knowledge of critical care nursing as they prepare for the certification exam. The book consists of three 200-question sample examinations that provide extensive practice and review key content. An in-depth rationale, complete with references, is included for each question.

AACN Core Curriculum for High Acuity, Progressive and Critical Care Nursing - E-Book

Author: AACN

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323429327

Category: Medical

Page: 864

View: 1838

From the experts at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) comes the definitive resource for critical care certification and clinical practice. This new seventh edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the current state of high acuity, progressive, and critical care nursing practice and includes expanded coverage of pain management, palliative care, and end-of-life care; transplantation; and key AACN initiatives. It also reflects the most current literature, national and international guidelines, clinical studies, and of course, the newest content on the CCRN® exam. Authored by the experts at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), this is the definitive guide to critical care nursing certification and clinical practice. NEW! Significantly updated content corresponds to the most recent CCRN® examination blueprint and reflects the most current literature, national and international guidelines, clinical studies, AACN/ANA scope of practice, and ECCO 3.0. NEW! Expanded coverage of key content reflects the healthcare needs of today’s patients, including pain management, palliative care, and end-of-life care; nutritional support; transplantation; and key AACN initiatives. Concise outline format is organized by body system to make information easy to digest. NEW! Clinical Pearls and Key Concepts boxes highlight key content and serve as a convenient quick reference. NEW! Improved navigation includes printed index tabs to help distinguish chapters and find information fast. Basic to advanced levels of coverage, with an emphasis on clinical nursing practice, prepare you for the full range of knowledge you will encounter on the CCRN exam and in practice. Coverage of the AACN Synergy Model is featured in the new opening chapter. Professional Care and Ethical Practice is integrated into the Core Curriculum series framework. A new chapter on Critical Care Patients with Special Needs includes bariatric and geriatric patients in critical care, as well as high-risk obstetric patients. Features new content on chest tubes, liver transplantation for acute liver failure, spirituality, and spiritual aspects of care. Integrates pain as the 5th vital sign and includes JCAHO, HCFA, and AHCPR guidelines relating to pain management. Features AHRQ evidence-based practice guidelines as reference sources for practice interventions. New organization for Patient Care presents patient problems, needs, etc. in order of clinical priority. Expanded Nursing Interventions includes considerations related to patient/family education, patient transfer, and discharge planning. Web-based resources for CDC, AHA, NINR, National Guideline Clearinghouse, NIH Consensus Conference Proceedings, ADA.

Certification and Core Review for High Acuity and Critical Care Nursing - E-Book

Author: Lisa M. Stone

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323448852

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 7245

The 7th edition of this powerful review tool helps you assess and build your knowledge of the information covered in the Core Curriculum for High Acuity, Progressive, and Critical Care Nursing — and achieve Adult CCRN® or PCCN® certification. Three 150-question exams mirror the style and content of the CCRN exam and PCCN exam. You can also access these same practice exams, along with 100 additional questions, on an accompanying Evolve website for interactive practice. Integration of the ACCN Synergy Model for Patient Care ensures that the needs or characteristics of patients and families influence and drive the characteristics or Developed in conjunction with and based on the AACN Core Curriculum for High Acuity, Progressive, and Critical Care Nursing, the Certification and Core Review is an ideal study companion to the Core Curriculum. Each exam mirrors the certification exam content, question format, and content distribution, giving you realistic practice for the Adult CCRN® exam and PCCN® exam. Answers are provided for each question, accompanied by rationales and references, to assist you in remediation. NEW! Three 150-item interactive exams on a secure Evolve site allow for access to interactive exam practice on any HTML5-compatible device, including desktop computers, iPhones, iPads, and Android devices. Exams address the complete range of vital content in critical care nursing and challenge your mastery of the essential knowledge base for Adult CCRN® and PCCN® certification. NEW and EXPANDED! 100 additional interactive questions on Evolve go beyond what can be found in the printed or electronic book, and provide even more practice for the Adult CCRN® exam and PCCN® exam. NEW and UPDATED! Content distribution matches that of the latest Adult CCRN® exam and PCCN® exam test blueprints, so you better know what to expect come exam day. NEW! Updated content throughout ensures currency, accuracy, and consistency with standardized guidelines and the latest evidence-based practice. UPDATED and NEW! All questions feature integration of the AACN Synergy Model, including both patient characteristics (resiliency, vulnerability, stability, complexity, resource availability, participation in care, participation in decision making, and predictability) and nurse characteristics (clinical judgment, advocacy/moral agency, caring practices, collaboration, systems thinking, response to diversity, facilitation of learning, and clinical inquiry). NEW! New behavioral and psychosocial content addresses new content now found on AACN's Adult CCRN® exam and PCCN® exam. NEW! Updated illustrations reflect current clinical procedures and assessment skills.

AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing Pocket Handbook, Second Edition

Author: Marianne Chulay,Suzanne Burns,American Association of Critical-Care Nurses AACN

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071702733

Category: Medical

Page: 195

View: 7503

Essential Data Critical Care Nurses Must Know Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, this go-anywhere handbook features tables and figures that encapsulate all the information required to give safe and effective care to critically ill patients. Contents include: Critical Care Drug Tables • Normal Values for Laboratory Tests and Physiologic Parameters • Lists of Assessment Components • Cardiac Rhythms: ECG Characteristics and Treatment Guides, Including Sample Rhythm Strips • 12-Lead ECG Changes in Acute Myocardial Ischemia and Infarct • Troubleshooting Guide for Hemodynamic Monitoring Equipment • Indications for Mechanical Ventilation • Weaning Assessment Tool • ACLS Algorithms.

Ccrn Certification Examination Practice Questions and Answers with Rationale

First Edition

Author: Ngozi I. Moneke

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1543422519

Category: Education

Page: 214

View: 9506

Certification in any profession is a mark of excellence and a distinguishing accomplishment. The most important thing any professional can do is to let clients/customers know at a glance that he/she is one of the best that the profession has to offer. The beneficiaries of certification include patients, families, employers, and nurses.