NCC Certification Development Part 1
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The NCC Neonatal Neuro-Intensive Care Certification – PART 2 – Study Tips for the Exam

I remember when I was studying for the exam to earn the RNC Certification for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (RNC-NIC).  I remember sitting in that little cubicle at the exam center, clicking submit, and waiting with bated breath to find out if I passed or not.  I remember the pride I felt the first time I signed my name to a chart after passing, Sarah Bakke, BSN, RNC-NIC.  

Last month, nurses began receiving notification of passing the Neonatal Neuro-Intensive Care Exam, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to hear about how Synapse’s Neuro-NICU Certification Self Study Program prepared them for success. 

What can you expect from our review course?

  • A comprehensive, week-by-week study outline
  • Weekly mentoring emails by Kathi Randall, NNP
  • A list of suggested study references and bonus video resources
  • On-demand access to recorded lectures and study session content
  • Access to practice exam questions

Download a course flyer here.

Here’s what our students are saying:


“Thank you Synapse Care for the Study Group!!! It was so helpful! I passed!!”

“When I first heard about the Neuro NICU certification, I was so excited to take the test. However, I was nervous because there weren’t any study guides out for this test. When I heard Synapse was offering a study group for this exam, I joined right away. 

The study group helped to strengthen my knowledge of areas where I did not feel as strong.  Everyone who taught was amazing! The study guides helped tremendously. I learned so much and because of the study group, I passed! I really feel like I wouldn’t have passed without this study group.  

I am now certified in Neuro NICU. Thanks so much.”
Kristol Veach RNC-NIC, C-NNIC

“The study group was a great review of things that were covered by the exam. It guided what I needed to study more in-depth. If a topic was presented that I felt I needed more on I used the recommended reading to fill in any gaps. I would recommend the course to anyone preparing to take the exam.”

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“I found the course and materials very helpful. I only had one month to study for the exam and I relied heavily on the course syllabus and notes in order to be most efficient with my time. This was sufficient for me to pass the test.”
Jean Powlesland, MS, RNC-NNIC

“The course was an excellent review of NeuroNICU. It helped me expand my knowledge of newborn neuro care.”
Amanda Williams, MSN, RNC-NIC, C-NNIC


“I got an OWL….not a Howler!   Thank you for your study group!

It has been a long time since I had to study. I actually had no idea how to study anymore, especially since there were not any practice tests at that time. Kathi’s course was wonderful and helping me prepare my thoughts.
I would listen to her classes on my commute. The video links she gave were so helpful to explain concepts that I haven’t thought about since my University days. The guest lecturers were easy to understand. Even if I never took the exam, everything I learned made me a better nurse…and a more compassionate person.  I don’t think I ever would have had a chance to pass this test without Kathi’s help.”
Anne Shields RNC-NNIC



Ready to take your first step on the path to NeuroNICU certification? 

You can learn more about our course and register here.

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