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Specialty certification organizations

How to navigate specialty certifications

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Are you planning to become certified in your specialty? Or need to recertify?

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Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses

Certification: CMSRN

Website: www.medsurgnurse.org

E-mail: amsn@ajj.com

Phone: 1-866-877-2676

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Certification Corp.

Certification: ACNPC; CCNS; CCRN; CMC; CNML; CSC; PCCN

Website: www.certcorp.org

E-mail: info@aacn.org

Phone: 1-800-899-2226

American Association of Neuroscience Nurses

Certification: CNRN

Website: www.aann.org

E-mail: info@aann.org

Phone: 1-888-557-2266

Fax: 847-375-6430

American Board for Occupational Health Nurses, Inc.

Certification: COHN; COHN-S

Website: www.abohn.org

E-mail: info@ABOHN.org

Phone: 1-888-842-2646

Fax: 630-789-8901

American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc.

Certification: CAPA; CPAN

Website: www.cpancapa.org

E-mail: abpanc@proexam.org

Phone: 1-800-622-7262

Fax: 212-367-4256

American Holistic Nurses' Certification Corp.

Certification: AHN-BC; HN-BC; HNB-BC

Website: www.ahncc.org

E-mail: ahncc@flash.net

American Nurses Credentialing Center

Certification: ACNP-BC; ACNS-BC; ANP-BC; APHN-BC; BC-ADM; FNP-BC; GCNS-BC; GNP-BC; HHCNS-BC; NE-BC; NEA-BC; PCNS-BC; PHCNS-BC; PMHCNS-BC; PMHNP-BC; PNP-BC; RN-BC; SNP-BC; CNS-BC; AFN

Website: www.nursingworld.org/ancc

E-mail: ANCC@ana.org

Phone: 1-800-284-2378

Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing

Certification: CRN

Website: www.arinursing.org

E-mail: arin@dancyamc.com

Phone: 866-486-2762

Fax: 850-484-8762

Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing

Certification: CEN; CFRN; CPEN; CTRN

Website: www.ena.org/BCEN

E-mail: bcen@ena.org

Phone: 877-302-2236

Fax: 847-460-2631

Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.

Certification: CIC; CBT; SARE

Website: www.cbic.org

E-mail: info@cbic.org

Phone: 414-918-9796

Fax: 414-279-3349

Certifying Board of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc.

Certification: CGRN

Website: www.abcgn.org

E-mail: info@abcgn.org

Phone: 1-800-245-7462

Fax: 312-673-6723

Competency & Credentialing Institute

Certification: CNOR; CRNFA

Website: www.cc-institute.org

E-mail: info@cc-institute.org

Phone: 1-888-257-2667

Fax: 303-695-8464

Infusion Nurses Certification Corp.

Certification: CRNI

Website: http://incc1.i4a.com

E-mail: Julie.Smiley@ins1.org

Phone: 1-800-343-4622

Fax: 781-440-9409

National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses

Certification: ACHPN; CHPCA; CHPLN; CHPN; CHPNA

Website: www.nbchpn.org

E-mail: nbchpn@hpna.org

Phone: 412-787-1057

Fax: 412-787-9305

National Board for Certification of School Nurses, Inc.

Certification: NCSN

Website: www.nbcsn.org

E-mail: certification@nbcsn.com

Phone: 1-888-776-2481

Fax: 212-356-0678

National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators

Certification: CDE

Website: www.ncbde.org

E-mail: info@ncbde.org

Phone: 847-228-9795

Fax: 847-228-8469

National Certification Corp.

Certification: C-EFM; C-NPT; NNP-BC;

RNC-LRN; RNC-MNN; RNC-NIC; RNC-OB; WHNP-BC

Website: www.nccwebsite.org

E-mail: bburns@nccnet.org

Phone: 312-951-0207

Fax: 312-951-9475

National Certifying Board for Ophthalmic Registered Nurses

Certification: CRNO

Website: www.asorn.org

E-mail: PTCNY@PTCNY.com

Phone: 414-561-8513

Fax: 414-561-8531

National Certifying Board of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses, Inc.

Certification: CORLN

Website: www.sohnnurse.com

E-mail: info@sohnnurse.com

Phone: 386-428-1695

Fax: 386-423-7566

Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission

Certification: CCHT; CDN; CNN; CNN-NP

Website: www.nncc-exam.org

E-mail: nncc@ajj.com

Phone: 1-888-884-6622

Oncology Nursing Certification Corp.

Certification: AOCNP; AOCNP; AOCNS; CBCN; CPOHN; CPON; OCN

Website: www.oncc.org

E-mail: oncc@ons.org

Phone: 1-877-769-6622

Fax: 412-859-6168

Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board

Certification: APN; ONC

Website: www.oncb.org

E-mail: oncb@oncb.org

Phone: 888-561-6622

Fax: 803-356-6171

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

Certification: CPEN; CPN; CPNP; PNCB

Website: www.pncb.org

E-mail: service@pncb.org

Phone: 1-888-641-2767

Fax: 301-330-1504

Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board

Certification: CRRN

Website: www.rehabnurse.org

E-mail: info@rehabnurse.org

Phone: 1-800-229-7530

Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Certification Board

Certification: APN; CCCN; CFCN;

COCN; CWCN; CWOCN; CWON

Website: www.wocncb.org

E-mail: info@wocncb.org

Phone: 1-888-496-2622

List updated August 2010.

To add or change a listing, e-mail Patricia.Wolf@wolterskluwer.com.

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