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Your Guide to Certification

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: January 2009 - Volume 109 - Issue - p 32–34
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000343108.25846.2e
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Your Guide to Certification: Erratum

This guide to certification incorrectly associated the credentialing for the certified pediatric nurse (CPN), the certified pediatric NP for primary care (CPNP–Primary Care), and the certified pediatric NP for acute care (CPNP–Acute Care) with the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Actually, these credentials are offered by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (www.pncb.org).

This erratum is published in the February 2009 issue of AJN.

ACADEMIC NURSE EDUCATOR

National League for Nursing

61 Broadway, 33rd Floor

New York, NY 10006

(800) 669-1656

www.nln.org/FacultyCertification/index.htm

Credential: (CNE)

ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER

American Nurses Credentialing Center

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

(800) 284-2378

www.nursecredentialing.org

Credential: (ACNP-BC [formerly APRN-BC and APRN, BC])

ADDICTIONS NURSING

International Nurses Society on Addictions P.O. Box 163635 Columbus, OH 43216

(614) 221-9989 Fax: (614) 221-2335 intnsa@intnsa.org

www.intnsa.org

Credentials: (CARN); (CARN-AP)

ADULT NURSES

American Nurses Credentialing Center

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

(800) 284-2378

www.nursecredentialing.org

Credentials: (ACNS-BC [formerly APRN, BC]); (ANP-BC [formerly APRN-BC and APRN, BC]); (PMHCNS-BC [formerly APRN-BC and APRN, BC]); (PMHNP-BC [formerly APRN-BC and APRN, BC])

AMBULATORY CARE NURSING

American Nurses Credentialing Center

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

(800) 284-2378

www.nursecredentialing.org

Credentials: (RN-BC [formerly RN, BC])

BREAST CARE CERTIFICATION

Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation

125 Enterprise Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1214

oncc@ons.orgwww.oncc.org

Credential: (CBCN)

CARDIAC VASCULAR NURSING

American Nurses Credentialing Center

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

(800) 284-2378

www.nursecredentialing.org

Credential: (RN-BC [formerly RN, BC])

CASE MANAGEMENT NURSING

American Nurses Credentialing Center

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

(800) 284-2378

www.nursecredentialing.org

Credential: (RN-BC [formerly RN, BC])

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATORS

Lamaze International

2025 M St., NW, Suite 800

Washington, DC 20036

(800) 368-4404

www.lamaze.org

Credential: (LCCE [formerly ACCE])

CRITICAL CARE NURSING

AACN Certification Corporation

101 Columbia

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-4109

(800) 899-2226; (949) 362-2000

certcorp@aacn.org

www.certcorp.org

Credentials: Adult Critical-Care Nurse (CCRN); Cardiac Medicine Certification (CMC); Cardiac Surgery Certification (CSC); Clinical Nurse Specialist in Acute and Critical Care; Adult, Neonatal, or Pediatric (CCNS); Neonatal Critical-Care Nurse (CCRN); Pediatric Critical-Care Nurse (CCRN); Progressive Care Certified Nurse (PCCN)

DIABETES EDUCATORS

American Nurses Credentialing Center

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

(800) 284-2378

www.nursecredentialing.org

Credentials: Diabetes Management, Advanced (BC-ADM [APRN, BC-ADM, RPh, BC-ADM, or RD, BC-ADM]); National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (CDE)

EMERGENCY NURSING

Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing

915 Lee St.

Des Plaines, IL 60016

bcen@ena.org

www.ena.org/bcen

Credential: (CEN)

FAMILY NURSES

American Nurses Credentialing Center

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

(800) 284-2378

www.nursecredentialing.org

Credentials: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC [formerly APRN-BC and APRN, BC]); Family Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC [formerly APRN-BC and APRN, BC])

FLIGHT NURSING

Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing

915 Lee St.

Des Plaines, IL 60016

bcen@ena.org

www.ena.org/bcen

Credentials: (CFRN); (CTRN)

GASTROENTEROLOGY

American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses, Inc.

401 North Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60611-4267

info@abcgn.org

www.abcgn.org

Credential: (CGN and CGRN)

GENETICS NURSING

Genetic Nursing Credentialing Commission, Inc.

P.O. Box 67

Keuka Park, NY 14478

www.geneticnurse.org

Credentials: Advanced Practice Nurse in Genetics (APNG); Genetics Clinical Nurse (GCN)

GERONTOLOGY NURSES

American Nurses Credentialing Center

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

(800) 284-2378

www.nursecredentialing.org

Credentials: Gerontological Nursing (RN-BC [formerly RN, BC]); Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (GNP-BC [formerly APRN-BC and APRN, BC]); Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (GCNS-BC [formerly APRN-BC and APRN, BC])

HEALTH CARE QUALITY

American Nurses Credentialing Center

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

(800) 284-2378

www.nursecredentialing.org

Credential: (CPHQ)

HIV/AIDS NURSING

HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board

3538 Ridgewood Road

Akron, OH 44333

www.hancb.org

Credentials: AIDS Certified Registered Nurse (ACRN); Advanced AIDS Certified Registered Nurse (AACRN)

HOLISTIC NURSING

American Holistic Nurses' Certification Corp.

811 Linden Loop

Cedar Park, TX 78613

(877) 284-0998

ahncc@flash.net

www.ahncc.org

Credentials: (HN-BC); (AHN-BC)

HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE NURSING

National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses

1 Penn Center West, Suite 229

Pittsburgh, PA 15276

nbchpn@hpna.org

www.nbchpn.org

Credentials: Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (ACHPN); Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Administrator (CHPCA); Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN); Certified Hospice and Palliative Licensed Nurse (CHPLN); Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing Assistant (CHPNA)

INFECTION CONTROL

Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.

P.O. Box 19554

Lenexa, KS 66285

cbic-info@goAMP.com

www.cbic.org

Credential: (CIC)

INFORMATICS

American Nurses Credentialing Center

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

(800) 284-2378

www.nursecredentialing.org

Credential: (RN-BC [formerly RN, BC])

INFUSION NURSING

Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation

315 Norwood Park S.

Norwood, MA 02062

julie.smiley@ins1.org

www.incc1.org

Credential: (CRNI)

LACTATION CONSULTANT

International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners7245 Arlington Blvd., Suite 200Falls Church, VA 22042-3217(703) 560-7330 iblce@iblce.orgwww.iblce.org

Credential: (IBCLC)

LEGAL NURSE CONSULTING

American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board

401 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2200

Chicago, IL 60611-4267

info@lnccertified.org

www.lnccertified.org

Credential: (LNCC)

MANAGED CARE NURSING

American Board of Managed Care Nursing

4435 Waterfront Dr., Suite 101

Glen Allen, VA 23060

keads@abmcn.org

www.abmcn.org

Credential: (CMCN)

MEDICAL–SURGICAL NURSING

American Nurses Credentialing Center

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

(800) 284-2378

www.nursecredentialing.org

Credential: (RN-BC [formerly RN, BC]); (CMSRN)

NEPHROLOGY NURSING

Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and Technology (BONENT)

1901 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Suite 607

Washington, DC 20006

(202) 462-1252

Fax: (202) 463-1257

peter@bonent.org

www.bonent.org

Credentials: (CHN, CPDN, and CHT); Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (CNN); (CDN); (CCHT)

NEUROSCIENCE NURSING

American Board of Neuroscience Nursing

4700 W. Lake Ave.

Glenview, IL 60025

info@aann.org

www.aann.org

Credential: (CNRN)

NURSE ADMINISTRATION—LONG-TERM CARE

NADONA/LTC Certification Registrar

Reed Hartman Tower, 11353 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 210

Cincinnati, OH 45241

info@nadona.org

www.nadona.org

Credential: (CDONA/LTC)

NURSE ANESTHETIST

National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists

222 South Prospect Ave., Suite 202

Park Ridge, IL 60068-4005

certification@aana.com

www.aana.com; click on “Credentialing”

Credential: (CRNA)

NURSE EXECUTIVE

Nurse Executive (formerly called Nursing Administration)

American Nurses Credentialing Center

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

(800) 284-2378

www.nursecredentialing.org

Credential: (NE-BC [formerly CNA-BC and CNA, BC]); Nurse Executive, Advanced (formerly called Nursing Administration, Advanced) (NEA-BC [formerly CNAA-BC and CNAA, BC])

NURSE MIDWIFERY AND MIDWIFERY

American Midwifery Certification Board

849 International Drive, Suite 205

Linthicum, MD 21090

www.amcbmidwife.org

Credential: (CNM and CM)

NURSES IN NUTRITION SUPPORT

National Board of Nutrition Support Certification

American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)

8630 Fenton St., Suite 412

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3805

nbnsc@nutr.org or aspen@nutr.org

www.nutritioncertify.org

Credential: (CNSN)

NURSING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

American Nurses Credentialing Center

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

(800) 284-2378

www.nursecredentialing.org

Credential: (RN-BC [formerly RN, BC])

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSING

American Board for Occupational Health Nurses, Inc.

201 East Ogden, Suite 114

Hinsdale, IL 60521-3652

info@abohn.org

www.abohn.org

Credential: (COHN and COHN-S); Occupational Health Nurse Case Manager (COHN/CM and COHN-S/CM); Occupational Health Safety Manager

ONCOLOGY NURSING

Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation

125 Enterprise Dr.

Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1214

oncc@ons.org

www.oncc.org

Credentials: (OCN); (AOCN); (AOCNP); (AOCNS)

OPHTHALMIC NURSING

National Certifying Board for Ophthalmic Registered Nurses

P.O. Box 193030

San Francisco, CA 94119

asorn@aao.org

www.asorn.org

Credential: (CRNO)

ORTHOPAEDIC NURSING

Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board

P.O. Box 87

Columbia, SC 29202

oncb@oncb.org

www.oncb.org

Credentials: (ONC); (OCNS-C and ONP-C)

OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY AND HEAD–NECK NURSES

The National Certifying Board of Otorhinolaryngology and Head– Neck Nurses

202 Julia St.

New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

info@sohnnurse.com

www.sohnnurse.com

Credential: (CORLN)

PAIN MANAGEMENT

American Nurses Credentialing Center

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

(800) 284-2378

www.nursecredentialing.org

Credentials: (RN-BC [formerly RN, BC]); American Academy of Pain Management (FAAPM)

PEDIATRIC NURSES

American Nurses Credentialing Center

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

(800) 284-2378

www.nursecredentialing.org

Credentials: Child/Adolescent Psychiatric & Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (PMHCNS-BC [formerly APRN-BC and APRN, BC]); Pediatrics Clinical Nurse Specialist (PCNS-BC [formerly APRN-BC and APRN, BC]); Pediatric Nursing (RN-BC [formerly RN, BC]); Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP-BC [formerly APRN-BC and APRN, BC]); Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPN [CPNP–Primary Care]); CPNP–Acute Care

PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY

Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation

125 Enterprise Dr.

Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1214

oncc@ons.org

www.oncc.org

Credential: (CPON)

PERIANESTHESIA NURSING

American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc. (ABPANC)

475 Riverside Dr., 6th Floor

New York, NY 10115-0089

abpanc@proexam.org

www.cpancapa.org

Credentials: Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse and Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (CPAN and CAPA)

PERIOPERATIVE NURSING

Competency & Credentialing Institute

2170 South Parker Rd., Suite 295

Denver, CO 80231-5710

www.cc-institute.org

Credentials: (CNOR); RN First Assistant (CRNFA)

PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGICAL NURSING

Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board

7794 Grow Drive

Pensacola, FL 32514

aspsn@dancyamc.com

www.aspsn.org

Credential: (CPSN)

PSYCHIATRIC & MENTAL HEALTH NURSING

American Nurses Credentialing Center

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

(800) 284-2378

www.nursecredentialing.org

Credential: (RN-BC [formerly RN, BC])

PUBLIC/COMMUNITY HEATH CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST

American Nurses Credentialing Center

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

(800) 284-2378

www.nursecredentialing.org

Credentials: (PHCNS-BC [formerly APRN-BC and APRN, BC])

RADIOLOGIC NURSING

Radiologic Nursing Certification Board, Inc.

7794 Grow Drive

Pensacola, FL 32514

(866) 486-2762; (850) 474-7292

www.arna.net

rncb@dancyamc.com

REHABILITATION NURSING

Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board

4700 W. Lake Ave.

Glenview, IL 60025-1485

cert@rehabnurse.org

www.rehabnurse.org

Credential: (CRRN)

SCHOOL NURSING

National Board for Certification of School Nurses (NBCSN)

c/o National Association of School Nurses

1350 Broadway, Suite 1705

New York, NY 10018

(888) 776-2481

certification@nbcsn.com

www.nbcsn.com

Credential: (NCSN)

SEXUAL ASSAULT NURSE EXAMINER––ADULT/ADOLESCENT

Forensic Nursing Certification Board

1517 Ritchie Hwy

Ste 208

Arnold, MD 21012-2323

info@iafn.org

www.forensicnurse.org

Credential: (SANE-A)

UROLOGY NURSING

Certification Board for Urologic Nurses and Associates (CBUNA)

East Holly Ave., Box 56

Pitman, NJ 08071-0056

cbuna@ajj.com

www.suna.org

Credentials: (CURN, CUA, CUNP, CUCNS, and CUPA: RN, LPN, LVN, PA)

WOMEN'S HEALTH/PRIMARY CARE NURSING

National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecological, and Neonatal Nursing Specialties

P.O. Box 11082

Chicago, IL 60611-0082

www.nccnet.org

Credentials: Breastfeeding (BF); Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM); Gynecology/Reproductive Health Care for the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Midwife (GR); Inpatient Obstetric Nurse (RNC, INPT); Low-Risk Neonatal Nurse (RNC and LRN); Maternal Newborn Nurse (RNC, MN); Menopause Clinician (MC); Menopause Educator (RNC, ME); Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse (RNC and NIC); Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (RNC); Telephone Nursing Practice (RNC, TNP); Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (RNC)

WOUND, OSTOMY, AND CONTINENCE NURSING

Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Certification Board

555 E. Wells St., Suite 1100

Milwaukee, WI 53202

(414) 289-8721

info@wocncb.org

www.wocncb.org

Credentials: Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse (CWOCN); Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse (CWON); Certified Wound Care Nurse (CWCN); Certified Ostomy Care Nurse (COCN); Certified Continence Care Nurse (CCCN); Certified Foot Care Nurses (CFCN)

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