When you first heard about the CASC credential, what were your initial thoughts?
If memory serves me correctly, it was discussed at our state meeting. I had two other certifications and wholeheartedly respected the process for studying and how much I got out of both experiences that it made complete sense to research the CASC certification in my new role.
Why did you pursue the CASC credential?
I felt pursuing the CASC certification would help me better prepare for my role but also would be advantageous to my organization and its success.
What do you think is the value of CASC?
In studying and maintaining the CASC certification, you are required to review and maintain a competency in a variety of areas. It aids in keeping professionals abreast in a variety of topics required for managing an ASC.
How do you think earning and maintaining the credential will benefit you and your ASC?
As mentioned previously, the credential requires you to stay aware of requirements for your ASC during your maintenance of your certification. I felt it was advantageous when during our accreditation the surveyor asked about certifications in our facility. We were able to respond we have both a CASC and a CAIP certification as well as the percentage of nurse and techs with certifications within the facility.
What advice would you give to those individuals who are considering pursuing CASC?
I would strongly recommend researching and pursuing the certification. It is a great step in lifelong learning we should all be pursuing and it was a tremendous learning opportunity preparing to sit for it.