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Nursing Certification

The Value of Certification For Nurses:

  • Personal satisfaction through increased confidence and growth
  • Certification demonstrates your professional aspirations and your
    desire to improve the quality of patient care and delivery of services.
  • Validation of specialty nursing expertise
  • To survive cutbacks and be more competitive
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Monetary differentials
  • Enhanced job opportunities

In these days of health care reform, cost containment, downsizing and managed
care, being a good nurse just isn't enough anymore. To be competitive, you've
got to keep up - and keeping up with nursing means getting certified. 

For more information concerning clinical areas that may interest you, contact
these national certification Boards or visit the applicable site:

Addictions Nursing - CARN

Center for Nursing Education and Testing (C-NET)


Nurses Credentialing - C, CS, CNA, CNAA

American Nurses Credentialing Center


Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality

Healthcare Quality Certification Board


Childbirth Educators - CCE

Prepared Childbirth Educators, Inc.


Childbirth Education For Professionals - CCE

International Childbirth Education Association


Critical Care Nursing - CCRN

AACN Certification Corporation


Developmental Disabilities Nursing - CDDN

Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association


Diabetes Educators - CDE

National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators


Emergency Nursing - CEN, CFRN

Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing


Gastroenterology - CGRN

Certifying Board of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc.


HIV/AIDS - ACRN

HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board


Infection Control - CIC

Certification Board of Infection Control, Inc.


Intravenous Nursing - CRNI

Intravenous Nurses Certification Corp.


Managed Care Nursing - CMCN

American Board of Managed Care Medicine


Maternal/Child Nursing - RNC

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


MEDICAL-SURGICAL REGISTERED NURSE - CMSRN

Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB)


Nephrology Nursing - CHN, CPDN

Board of Nephrology Examiners: Nursing & Technology


Neuroscience Nursing - CNRN

American Board of Neuroscience Nursing Professional Examination Service


Nurse Administration-Long-term Care - CDONA/LTC

NADONA/LTC Certification Registrar


Nurse Anesthetists - CRNA

Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists


Nursing Director - CNDLTC

American Society for Long-Term Care Nursing


Nurse Midwifery - CNM

ACNM Certification Council, Inc.


Occupational Health Nursing - COHN, COHN-S

American Board for Occupational Health Nurses, Inc.


Oncology Nursing - AOCN, OCN

Oncology Nursing Certification Corp.


Ophthalmic Nursing - CRNO

National Certifying Board for Ophthalmic Registered Nurses


Orthopaedic Nursing - ONC

Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board (ONCB)


Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nursing - CORLN

The National Certifying Board of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses


Pain Management - FAAPM

American Academy of Pain Management


Pediatric Nursing - CPN, CPNP

National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses


Perianesthesia Nursing - CAPA

American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification Inc


Plastic & Reconstructive Surgical Nursing - CPSN

Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board


Rehabilitation Nursing - CRRN

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses


School Nursing - CSN

National Board for Certification of School Nurses, Inc.


Urology Nursing - CURN

Certification Board for Urology Nurses and Associates (CBUNA)


Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing - CWCN, COCN, CCON

Wound, Ostomy Continence Nursing Certification Board

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