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  1. Wolf, Patricia

Abstract

How to navigate specialty certifications

 

Article Content

Are you planning to become certified in your specialty? Or need to recertify? Many of the Web sites list testing locations and schedules and offer newsletters. Keep this chart (or postit at work).

  
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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Certification Corp.

 

Certification: PCCN; CCNS; CCRN; CMC-CSC

 

Web site: http://www.certcorp.org

 

E-mail: certcorp@aacn.org

 

Phone: 1-800-899-2226

 

American Association of Neuroscience Nurses

 

Certification: CNRN

 

Web site: http://www.aann.org

 

E-mail: info@aann.org

 

Phone: 888-557-2266

 

Fax: 877-734-8677

 

American Board for Occupational Health Nurses, Inc.

 

Certification: COHN; COHN-S; COHN/CM; COHN-S/CM

 

Web site: http://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

 

Web site: http://www.cpancapa.org

 

E-mail: abpanc@proexam.org

 

Phone: 1-800-622-7262

 

Fax: 212-367-4256

 

American Holistic Nurses' Certification Corp.

 

Certification: HN-BC; AHN-BC

 

Web site: http://www.ahncc.org

 

E-mail: ahncc@flash.net

 

Phone: 1-877-284-0998

 

American Nurses Credentialing Center

 

Certification: RN, C; RN, CNA, BC; RN, CNAA, BC; RN, CS; RN, BC; APRN, BC

 

Web site: http://www.nursingworld.org/ancc

 

E-mail: ANCC@ana.org

 

Phone: 1-800-284-2378

 

Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing

 

Certification: CEN; CFRN

 

Web site: http://www.ena.org/BCEN

 

E-mail: bcen@ena.org

 

Phone: 1-800-900-9659, ext. 2630

 

Fax: 847-460-2631

 

Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.

 

Certification: CIC

 

Web site: http://www.cbic.org

 

E-mail: cbic-info@goamp.com

 

Phone: 913-599-4174

 

Certifying Board of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc.

 

Certification: CGN; CGRN

 

Web site: http://www.cbgna.org

 

E-mail: info@cbgna.org

 

Phone: 1-800-245-7462, Option 3

 

Fax: 312-673-6723

 

Competency & Credentialing Institute

 

Certification: CNOR; CRNFA

 

Web site: http://www.certboard.org

 

E-mail: info@cc-institute.org

 

Phone: 1-888-257-2667

 

Fax: 303-695-8464

 

Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association

 

Certification: LPN, DDC; LVN, DDC; RN, CDDN

 

Web site: http://www.ddna.org

 

E-mail: ddnahq@aol.com

 

Phone: 800-888-6733

 

Fax: 360-332-2280

 

Infusion Nurses Certification Corp.

 

Certification: CRNI

 

Web site: http://www.ins1.org

 

E-mail: julie.smiley@ins1.org

 

Phone: 1-800-434-4622

 

Fax: 781-440-9409

 

National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses

 

Certification: ACHPN; CHPN; CHPLN

 

Web site: http://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

 

Web site: http://www.nbcsn.com

 

E-mail: certification@nbcsn.com

 

Phone: 303-663-2329

 

Fax: 303-663-0403

 

National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators

 

Certification: CDE

 

Web site: http://www.ncbde.org

 

E-mail: info@ncbde.org

 

Phone: 847-228-9795

 

Fax: 847-228-8469

 

National Certification Corp.

 

Certification: RNC

 

Web site: http://www.nccnet.org

 

E-mail: bburns@nccnet.org

 

Phone: 312-951-0207

 

Fax: 312-951-9475

 

National Certifying Board for Ophthalmic Registered Nurses

 

Certification: CRNO

 

Web site: http://webeye.ophth.uiowa.edu/ASORN/certif.htm

 

E-mail: asorn@aao.org

 

Phone: 415-561-8513

 

Fax: 415-561-8531

 

National Certifying Board of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses

 

Certification: CORLN

 

Web site: http://www.sohnnurse.com

 

E-mail: info@sohnnnurse.com

 

Phone: 386-428-1695

 

Fax: 386-423-7566

 

Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission

 

Certification: CNN; CDN; CCHT

 

Web site: http://www.nncc-exam.org

 

E-mail: nncc@ajj.com

 

Phone: 1-888-884-6622

 

Oncology Nursing Certification Corp.

 

Certification: AOCNS; CPON; OCN; AOCNP

 

Web site: http://www.oncc.org

 

E-mail: oncc@ons.org

 

Phone: 1-877-769-6622

 

Fax: 412-859-6168

 

Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board

 

Certification: ONC

 

Web site: http://www.oncb.org

 

E-mail: oncb@oncb.org

 

Phone: 888-561-6622

 

Fax: 803-356-6171

 

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

 

Certification: CPN; CPNP

 

Web site: http://www.pncb.org

 

E-mail: pncb@pncb.org

 

Phone: 1-888-641-2767

 

Fax: 301-330-1504

 

Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board

 

Certification: CPSN

 

Web site: http://www.aspsn.org

 

E-mail: info@aspsn.org

 

Phone: 201-217-9083

 

Fax: 201-217-9785

 

Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board

 

Certification: CRRN

 

Web site: http://www.rehabnurse.org

 

E-mail: info@rehabnurse.org

 

Phone: 1-800-229-7530

 

Fax: 877-734-9384

 

Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Certification Board

 

Certification: CCCN; COCN; CWCN; CWOCN

 

Web site: http://www.wocncb.org

 

E-mail: info@wocncb.org

 

Phone: 1-888-496-2622

 

Fax: 414-276-2146