School hosts Certification Exam Review

First ANCC Nurse Executive/Nurse Executive Advanced Certification Exam Review held in UAB School of Nursing
aancThe University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing Office of Professional Development hosted its first American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Nurse Executive/Nurse Executive Advanced Certification Exam Review Course December 4-5, 2014. This is planned to be an annual event.

Al Rundio, Jr., PhD, DNP, RN, APRN, NEA-BC, presented the two-day course, held in the School. Rundio is a well-known nurse leader and co-author of the Nurse Executive Review and Resource Manual.

The course review prepares registered nurses with a bachelor's degree or higher in nursing, and mid-level administrative or higher managerial positions, to become board certified in nursing administration. Review courses of this type are often held in hospital settings, but the UAB School of Nursing's well-developed academic practice partnerships generated enough demand to hold the course on site. Maria R. Shirey, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF, FACHE, FAAN, Assistant Dean of Clinical and Global Partnerships, was instrumental in facilitating this vital program for the UAB School of Nursing.

"In keeping with our School's vision of cultivating innovative leaders to transform health in Alabama, nationally and internationally, we are honored to have hosted this two-day review course," she said.

Once an individual completes eligibility requirements, including the review course, to take the certification examination and successfully passes, they are awarded the Nurse Executive-Board Certified (NE-BC) or Nurse Executive Advanced Board Certified (NEA-BC) credential, valid for five years. The National Commission for Certifying Agencies and the Accreditation Board for Nursing Specialty Certification accredits this ANCC certification exam. This accreditation is important in recognizing leadership and executive administration proficiency in the nursing profession, Shirey said.
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