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Benchmark Survey in Translating Credentialing Examinations: An Opportunity to Learn, Improve and Explore Language Barriers

As groups further embrace DEI efforts, addressing language barriers with credentialing exams is becoming more prominent. In realizing that language barriers are significant obstacles for ESL nursing students, NBCRNA launched an exploratory study to identify current practices and collect baseline trends affecting the translation of exams. Read on to learn about the benchmark survey results and takeaways.

An ‘Excitement for Research’: A Q&A With Dennis Spence

Dennis Spence, PhD, MS, CRNA, FAAN, CAPT (ret), NC, USN, recently became the chief research officer at the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). Learn more about his career path to his new role, the importance of research in the credentialing industry and the research trends he’s currently observing in the field.

Managing the Unforeseen Through Agility and Adaptability: How a Credentialing Organization Achieved Business Continuity During a Global Pandemic

Knowing what your organization does and doesn’t do well is crucial in creating a sustainable business strategy and crisis management plan. While the pandemic threw many off their routines, the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board was able to assess the situation, manage the impact, anticipate needs and set a decisive path forward. Learn about the strategies they implemented and how they achieved business continuity.

Alternate Approach to Developing Consensus for a New Certification: A Case Study

In this case study, learn how the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) utilized an evidence-based approach to developing consensus on whether or not to create a new specialty certification for pharmacists providing pain management services.

Career Pathways: Ignite Session Presenters Share Their Credentialing Journeys

From those just starting out in the credentialing industry to those who have dedicated more than 20 years of service to the field, everyone’s career path is unique. Here we share the 2020 I.C.E. Exchange Ignite Session presentations from five industry professionals at different stages of their careers. Be sure to watch each video for an in-depth look at their stories.

Maintaining Organizational Culture in the Digital Workplace

From virtual happy hours to employee pulse surveys and online learning sessions, organizations have been utilizing various tools and resources to adapt to a digital workplace. Hear from individuals at Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI®) and Pearson VUE on how organizational culture has been maintained over the past year.

Stronger Together: A Credentialing Organization’s Story of Promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

In May of 2020, a global call to action in the fight against systemic racism, discrimination and inequality motivated the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians to evaluate how well it was living up to the values of diversity, equity and inclusiveness (DEI). Learn about the DEI initiatives the National Registry has recently implemented, including a D&I taskforce.

Top 5 Credentialing Insights Articles From 2020

From an NCCA assessment of live remote proctoring to understanding career pathways, analyzing younger generations’ take on certifications and more, these were the top articles you read in 2020.

Resources to Help You Stay Sharp in 2021

The new year is here. Do you have the resources you need to help you think differently and grow in 2021? Take a look at this roundup of I.C.E. resources to make the most of, many of which have been developed by your peers and experts in the field.

Court Decisions Reject Challenges to MOC Requirements, Support Standard-Setting

In recent court cases such as Lazarou v. American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), specialty medical boards that have adopted recertification or maintenance of certification (MOC) requirements have successfully defended against claims that their policies violate federal antitrust law. Learn more about what the dismissal of these claims means for organizations and the future of their certifications.

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