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Stromborg, Marilyn Frank EdD, JD, FAAN; Niebuhr, Bonnie RN, CAE, MS; Prevost, Suzanne RN, PhD; Fabrey, Larry PhD; Muenzen, Patricia MA; Spence, Carol RN, CHPN, MS; Towers, Jan NP, C, CRNP, PhD, FAANP; Valentine, Wendy RN, CNOR, CWCN, MSN

Nursing Management (Springhouse): May 2005 - Volume 36 - Issue 5 - p 36-46
Features: Specialty Certification

In an American Board of Nursing Specialties survey, nurse managers share their perceptions of the value of specialty nursing certification.

Many consider specialty certification a significant indicator of the knowledge and experience a registered nurse offers.


Marilyn Frank Stromborg is presidential research professor and chair of Northern Illinois University School of Nursing, DeKalb, Ill. Bonnie Niebuhr is chief executive officer of ABNS, Aurora, Ohio. Suzanne Prevost is associate professor of Middle Tennessee State University School of Nursing, Murfreesboro, Tenn. Larry Fabrey is vice president of measurement research at Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc., Lenexa, Kan. Patricia Muenzen is associate director of research at Professional Examination Service, New York, N.Y. Carol Spence is research administrator at RAND Center to Improve Care of the Dying, Chevy Chase, Md. Jan Towers is director of certification at American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Washington, D.C. Wendy Valentine is QA/QI nurse manager at The Everett Clinic surgery centers, Everett, Wash.

© 2005 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.