Certification in occupational health nursing offers value for the certificate holder, employer, and consumer. This presentation will identify values and benefits of certification as identified by the research. It will discuss the 2016 AAOHN members’ survey results regarding certification, including overcoming barriers to obtaining certification. Pathways to certification will be discussed as well as the process to maintain certification. The concept of digital badging as part of credentialing and certification will be presented. The badging process will be explored along with ways to demonstrate ongoing certification. ABOHN began using this technology in September 2016, and the presenters will discuss current analytics of certified occupational health nurses.
Identify three benefits of certification to the certificate holder and to the organization.
Describe the requirements to becoming a certified occupational health nurse and maintaining certification.
Identify benefits of digital badging for the certified person.