There are differences
when obtaining a certification within a specialized program.
When obtaining a certificate, a person is usually exposed to
new information, in an educational environment. The course
content is determined by the specific institution and isn't
standardized. The certificate shows that the person attended
training and has knowledge of that specific course of
Nine out of ten people
will need training to get a case as a Legal Nurse Consultant. One out of ten will get
the case on their own but will not get a repeat case from
the same client. The one will then need additional training.
When obtaining certification,
nurses will have professional experience in the areas of
instruction provided. An assessment of the nurse's skills,
knowledge and competency is required for the certification
(usually through a comprehensive examination), and the
assessment is usually completed by a third party
organization who is involved in setting and maintaining
standards in the particular industry or profession. The
certification process has requirements concerning on-going
education and training to be performed for the person to
stay current in his or her profession. The certification
also usually provides the opportunity to use the
certification credentials after your name.