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Multiple organizations offer certification in specialty areas.

 

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ACADEMIC NURSE EDUCATOR

National League for Nursing

 

61 Broadway, 33rd Floor

 

New York, NY 10006

 

(800) 669-1656

 

http://www.nln.org/FacultyCertification/index.htm

 

ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER

American Nurses Credentialing Center

 

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

 

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

 

(800) 284-2378

 

http://www.nursecredentialing.org

 

ADDICTIONS NURSING

CARN Certification

 

International Nurses Society on Addictions

 

P.O. Box 163635

 

Columbus, OH 43216

 

(614) 221-9989

 

Fax: (614) 221-2335

 

mailto:intnsa@intnsa.org

 

http://www.intnsa.org

 

ADULT NURSES

Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist

 

American Nurses Credentialing Center

 

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

 

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

 

(800) 284-2378

 

http://www.nursecredentialing.org

 

Adult Nurse Practitioner

 

American Nurses Credentialing Center

 

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

 

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

 

(800) 284-2378

 

http://www.nursecredentialing.org

 

Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist

 

American Nurses Credentialing Center

 

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

 

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

 

(800) 284-2378

 

http://www.nursecredentialing.org

 

Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

 

American Nurses Credentialing Center

 

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

 

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

 

(800) 284-2378

 

http://www.nursecredentialing.org

 

AMBULATORY CARE NURSING

American Nurses Credentialing Center

 

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

 

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

 

(800) 284-2378

 

http://www.nursecredentialing.org

 

BREAST CARE CERTIFICATION

Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation

 

125 Enterprise Drive

 

Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1214

 

mailto:oncc@ons.org

 

http://www.oncc.org

 

CARDIOVASCULAR NURSING

American Nurses Credentialing Center

 

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

 

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

 

(800) 284-2378

 

http://www.nursecredentialing.org

 

CASE MANAGEMENT NURSING

American Nurses Credentialing Center

 

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

 

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

 

(800) 284-2378

 

http://www.nursecredentialing.org

 

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATORS

Lamaze International

 

2025 M St., NW, Suite 800

 

Washington, DC 20036

 

(800) 368-4404

 

http://www.lamaze.org

 

CRITICAL CARE NURSING

AACN Certification Corporation

 

101 Columbia

 

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-4109

 

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

 

mailto:certcorp@aacn.org

 

http://www.certcorp.org

 

Adult Critical-Care Nurse

 

AACN Certification Corporation

 

101 Columbia

 

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-4109

 

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

 

mailto:certcorp@aacn.org

 

http://www.certcorp.org

 

Cardiac Medicine Certification

 

AACN Certification Corporation

 

101 Columbia

 

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-4109

 

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

 

mailto:certcorp@aacn.org

 

http://www.certcorp.org

 

Cardiac Surgery Certification

 

AACN Certification Corporation

 

101 Columbia

 

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-4109

 

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

 

mailto:certcorp@aacn.org

 

http://www.certcorp.org

 

Clinical Nurse Specialist in Acute and Critical Care; Adult, Neonatal, or Pediatric

 

AACN Certification Corporation

 

101 Columbia

 

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-4109

 

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

 

mailto:certcorp@aacn.org

 

http://www.certcorp.org

 

Neonatal Critical-Care Nurse

 

AACN Certification Corporation

 

101 Columbia

 

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-4109

 

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

 

mailto:certcorp@aacn.org

 

http://www.certcorp.org

 

Pediatric Critical-Care Nurse

 

AACN Certification Corporation

 

101 Columbia

 

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-4109

 

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

 

mailto:certcorp@aacn.org

 

http://www.certcorp.org

 

Progressive Care Certified Nurse

 

AACN Certification Corporation

 

101 Columbia

 

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-4109

 

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

 

mailto:certcorp@aacn.org

 

http://www.certcorp.org

 

Seehttp://nursingcenter.comfor the complete list of contacts.

 

DIABETES EDUCATORS

Diabetes Management, Advanced American Nurses Credentialing Center

 

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

 

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

 

(800) 284-2378

 

http://www.nursecredentialing.org

 

National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators

 

330 East Algonquin Rd., Suite 4

 

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

 

mailto:info@ncbde.org

 

http://www.ncbde.org

 

EMERGENCY NURSING

Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing

 

915 Lee St.

 

Des Plaines, IL 60016

 

800-900-9659 ext: 2630

 

mailto:bcen@ena.org

 

http://www.ena.org/bcen

 

FAMILY NURSES

Family Nurse Practitioner

 

American Nurses Credentialing Center

 

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

 

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

 

(800) 284-2378

 

http://www.nursecredentialing.org

 

Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

 

American Nurses Credentialing Center

 

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

 

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

 

(800) 284-2378

 

http://www.nursecredentialing.org

 

FLIGHT NURSING

Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing

 

915 Lee St.

 

Des Plaines, IL 60016

 

800-900-9659 EXT: 2630

 

mailto:bcen@ena.org

 

http://www.ena.org/bcen

 

GASTROENTEROLOGY

Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses, Inc.

 

401 North Michigan Avenue

 

Chicago, IL 60611-4267

 

800-254-7462

 

mailto:info@abcgn.org

 

http://www.abcgn.org

 

GENETICS NURSING

Advanced Practice Nurse in Genetics

 

Genetic Nursing Credentialing Commission, Inc.

 

P.O. Box 67

 

112 Central Ave.

 

Keuka Park, NY 14478

 

Contact: Jeanine Sequin Santelli, PhD, ANP/GNP-BC

 

Executive Director GNCC

 

mailto:Jeaninesequin@geneticnurse.org

 

http://www.geneticnurse.org

 

Genetics Clinical Nurse

 

Genetic Nursing Credentialing Commission, Inc.

 

P.O. Box 67

 

112 Central Ave.

 

Keuka Park, NY 14478

 

Contact: Jeanine Sequin Santelli, PhD, ANP/GNP-BC

 

Executive Director GNCC

 

mailto:Jeaninesequin@geneticnurse.org

 

http://www.geneticnurse.org

 

GERONTOLOGY NURSES

Gerontological Nursing

 

American Nurses Credentialing Center

 

8515

 

Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

 

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

 

(800) 284-2378

 

http://www.nursecredentialing.org

 

Gerontological Nurse Practitioner

 

American Nurses Credentialing Center

 

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

 

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

 

(800) 284-2378

 

http://www.nursecredentialing.org

 

Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

 

American Nurses Credentialing Center

 

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

 

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

 

(800) 284-2378

 

http://www.nursecredentialing.org

 

HEALTHCARE QUALITY

Healthcare Quality Certification Board

 

P.O. Box 19604

 

Lenexa, KS 66285-9604

 

mailto:info@cphq.org

 

http://www.cphq.org

 

HIV/AIDS NURSING

AIDS Certified Registered Nurse

 

HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board

 

3538 Ridgewood Road

 

Akron, OH 44333

 

http://www.hancb.org

 

Advanced AIDS Certified Registered Nurse

 

HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board

 

3538 Ridgewood Road

 

Akron, OH 44333

 

http://www.hancb.org

 

HOLISTIC NURSING

American Holistic Nurses' Certification Corp.

 

811 Linden Loop

 

Cedar Park, TX 78613

 

(877) 284-0998

 

mailto:ahncc@flash.net

 

http://www.ahncc.org

 

HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE NURSING

Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse

 

National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses

 

1 Penn Center West, Suite 229

 

Pittsburgh, PA 15276

 

412-787-1057

 

mailto:nbchpn@hpna.org

 

http://www.nbchpn.org

 

Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Administrator

 

National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses

 

1 Penn Center West, Suite 229

 

Pittsburgh, PA 15276

 

412-787-1057

 

mailto:nbchpn@hpna.org

 

http://www.nbchpn.org

 

Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse

 

National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses

 

1 Penn Center West, Suite 229

 

Pittsburgh, PA 15276

 

mailto:nbchpn@hpna.org

 

http://www.nbchpn.org

 

Certified Hospice and Palliative Licensed Nurse

 

National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses

 

1 Penn Center West, Suite 229

 

Pittsburgh, PA 15276

 

412-787-1057

 

mailto:nbchpn@hpna.org

 

http://www.nbchpn.org

 

Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing Assistant

 

National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses

 

1 Penn Center West, Suite 229

 

Pittsburgh, PA 15276

 

412-787-1057

 

mailto:nbchpn@hpna.org

 

http://www.nbchpn.org

 

INFECTION CONTROL

Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.

 

P.O. Box 19554

 

Lenexa, KS 66285

 

mailto:cbic-info@goAMP.com

 

http://www.cbic.org

 

INFORMATICS

American Nurses Credentialing Center

 

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

 

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

 

(800) 284-2378

 

http://www.nursecredentialing.org

 

INFUSION NURSING

Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation

 

315 Norwood Park S.

 

Norwood, MA 02062

 

mailto:julie.smiley@ins1.org

 

http://www.incc1.org

 

LACTATION CONSULTANT

International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners

 

6402 Arlington Blvd., Suite 350

 

Falls Church, VA 22042-3217

 

(703) 560-7330

 

mailto:iblce@iblce.org

 

http://www.iblce.org

 

LEGAL NURSE CONSULTING

American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board*

 

401 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2200

 

Chicago, IL 60611-4267

 

mailto:info@aalnc.org

 

http://www.aalnc.org

 

MANAGED CARE NURSING

American Board of Managed Care Nursing

 

4435 Waterfront Dr., Suite 101

 

Glen Allen, VA 23060

 

804-527-1905

 

mailto:keads@abmcn.org

 

http://www.abmcn.org

 

MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING

American Nurses Credentialing Center

 

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

 

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

 

(800) 284-2378

 

http://www.nursecredentialing.org

 

Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses AMSN National Office

 

East Holly Ave., Box 56

 

Pitman, NJ 08071-0056

 

mailto:amsn@ajj.com

 

http://www.medsurgnurse.org

 

MS Nurses International Certification Board (MSNICB)

 

MSNCB National Office

 

Professional Testing Corporation

 

1350 Broadway, 17th Floor

 

New York, NY 10018

 

(212) 356-0660

 

http://www.ptcny.com

 

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

 

mailto:peter@bonent.org

 

http://www.bonent.org

 

Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission

 

East Holly Ave., Box 56

 

Pitman, NJ 08071-0056

 

mailto:nncc@ajj.com

 

http://www.nncc-exam.org

 

NEUROSCIENCE NURSING

American Board of Neuroscience Nursing

 

4700 W. Lake Ave.

 

Glenview, IL 60025

 

mailto:info@aann.org

 

http://www.aann.org

 

NURSE ADMINISTRATION-LONG-TERM CARE

NADONA/LTC Certification Registrar

 

Reed Hartman Tower,

 

11353 Reed Hartman

 

Highway, Suite 210

 

Cincinnati, OH 45241

 

800-222-0539

 

mailto:info@nadona.org

 

http://www.nadona.org

 

NURSE ANESTHETIST

National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists*

 

222 South Prospect Ave., Suite 202

 

Park Ridge, IL 60068-4005

 

mailto:certification@aana.com

 

http://www.aana.com; click on "Credentialing"

 

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

 

http://www.nursecredentialing.org

 

NURSE EXECUTIVE, ADVANCED

American Nurses Credentialing Center

 

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

 

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

 

(800) 284-2378

 

http://www.nursecredentialing.org

 

NURSE MIDWIFERY AND MIDWIFERY

American Midwifery Certification Board

 

849 International Drive, Suite 205

 

Linthicum, MD 21090

 

http://www.amcbmidwife.org

 

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

 

301-587-6315

 

mailto:nbnsc@nutr.org or mailto:aspen@nutr.org

 

http://www.nutritioncertify.org

 

NURSING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

American Nurses Credentialing Center

 

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

 

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

 

(800) 284-2378

 

http://www.nursecredentialing.org

 

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSING

American Board for Occupational Health Nurses, Inc.

 

201 East Ogden Ave., Suite 114

 

Hinsdale, IL 60521-3652

 

630-789-5799

 

mailto:info@abohn.org

 

http://www.abohn.org

 

Occupational Health Nurse Case Manager

 

American Board for Occupational Health Nurses, Inc.

 

201 East Ogden Ave., Suite 114

 

Hinsdale, IL 60521-3652

 

630-789-5799

 

mailto:info@abohn.org

 

http://www.abohn.org

 

Occupational Health Safety Manager

 

American Board for Occupational Health-Nurses, Inc.

 

201 East Ogden Ave., Suite 114

 

Hinsdale, IL 60521-3652

 

630-789-5799

 

mailto:info@abohn.org

 

http://www.abohn.org

 

ONCOLOGY NURSING

Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation*

 

125 Enterprise Dr.

 

Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1214

 

mailto:oncc@ons.org

 

http://www.oncc.org

 

OPHTHALMIC NURSING

National Certifying Board for Ophthalmic Registered Nurses

 

P.O. Box 193030

 

San Francisco, CA 94119

 

415-561-8513

 

mailto:asorn@aao.org

 

http://www.asorn.org

 

ORTHOPAEDIC NURSING

Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board

 

P.O. Box 87

 

Columbia, SC 29202

 

888-561-ONCB

 

mailto:oncb@oncb.org

 

http://www.oncb.org

 

OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY AND HEAD-NECK NURSES

The National Certifying Board of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses

 

202 Julia St.

 

New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

 

368-428-1695

 

mailto:info@sohnnurse.com

 

http://www.sohnnurse.com

 

PAIN MANAGEMENT

Pain Management

 

American Nurses Credentialing Center

 

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

 

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

 

(800) 284-2378

 

http://www.nursecredentialing.org

 

American Academy of Pain Management

 

13947 Mono Way #A

 

Sonora, CA 95370

 

mailto:Rosemary@aapainmanage.org

 

http://www.aapainmanage.org

 

PEDIATRIC NURSING

Child/Adolescent Psychiatric and Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist

 

American Nurses Credentialing Center

 

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

 

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

 

(800) 284-2378

 

http://www.nursecredentialing.org

 

Pediatrics Clinical Nurse Specialist

 

American Nurses Credentialing Center

 

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

 

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

 

(800) 284-2378

 

http://www.nursecredentialing.org

 

Pediatric Nursing

 

American Nurses Credentialing Center

 

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

 

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

 

(800) 284-2378

 

http://www.nursecredentialing.org

 

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

 

American Nurses Credentialing Center

 

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

 

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

 

(800) 284-2378

 

http://www.nursecredentialing.org

 

PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY

Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation

 

125 Enterprise Dr.

 

Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1214

 

mailto:oncc@ons.org

 

http://www.oncc.org

 

PERIANESTHESIA NURSING

Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse

 

Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse

 

American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing

 

Certification, Inc. (ABPANC)

 

475 Riverside Dr., 6th Floor

 

New York, NY 10115-0089

 

1-800-6ABPANC

 

mailto:abpanc@proexam.org

 

http://www.cpancapa.org

 

PERIOPERATIVE NURSING

Competency and Credentialing Institute

 

2170 South Parker Rd., Suite 295

 

Denver, CO 80231-5710

 

303-369-9566

 

mailto:Info@cc-institute.org

 

http://www.cc-institute.org

 

RN First Assistant

 

Competency and Credentialing Institute

 

2170 South Parker Rd., Suite 295

 

Denver, CO 80231-5710

 

303-369-9566

 

mailto:Info@cc-institute.org

 

http://www.cc-institute.org

 

PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGICAL NURSING

Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board

 

7794 Grow Drive

 

Pensacola, FL 32514

 

mailto:aspsn@dancyamc.com

 

http://www.aspsn.org

 

PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING

American Nurses Credentialing Center

 

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

 

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

 

(800) 284-2378

 

http://www.nursecredentialing.org

 

ADVANCED PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE (FORMER: PUBLIC/COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST)

American Nurses Credentialing Center

 

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

 

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

 

(800) 284-2378

 

http://www.nursecredentialing.org

 

RADIOLOGIC NURSING

Radiologic Nursing Certification Board, Inc.

 

7794 Grow Drive

 

Pensacola, FL 32514

 

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

 

http://www.arna.net

 

mailto:arin@dancyamc.com

 

REHABILITATION NURSING

Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board*

 

4700 W. Lake Ave.

 

Glenview, IL 60025-1485

 

800-229-7530

 

mailto:info@rehabnurse.org

 

http://www.rehabnurse.org

 

SCHOOL NURSING

National Board for Certification of School Nurses (NBCSN)

 

c/o National Association of School Nurses

 

1350 Broadway, 17th floor

 

New York, NY 10018

 

(888) 776-2481

 

mailto:certification@nbcsn.com

 

http://www.nbcsn.com

 

SEXUAL ASSAULT NURSE EXAMINER-ADULT/ADOLESCENT

Forensic Nursing Certification Board

 

1517 Ritchie Hwy

 

Suite 208

 

Arnold, MD 21012-2323

 

mailto:info@iafn.org

 

http://www.iafn.org

 

UROLOGY NURSING

Certification Board for Urologic Nurses and Associates (CBUNA)

 

East Holly Ave., Box 56

 

Pitman, NJ 08071-0056

 

888-827-7862

 

mailto:cbuna@ajj.com

 

http://www.suna.org

 

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

 

http://www.nccwebsite.org

 

Electronic Fetal Monitoring

 

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

 

P.O. Box 11082

 

Chicago, IL 60611-0082

 

http://www.nccwebsite.org

 

Inpatient Obstetric Nurse

 

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

 

P.O. Box 11082

 

Chicago, IL 60611-0082

 

http://www.nccwebsite.org

 

Low-Risk Neonatal Nurse

 

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

 

P.O. Box 11082

 

Chicago, IL 60611-0082

 

http://www.nccwebsite.org

 

Maternal Newborn Nurse

 

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

 

P.O. Box 11082

 

Chicago, IL 60611-0082

 

http://www.nccwebsite.org

 

Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse

 

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

 

P.O. Box 11082

 

Chicago, IL 60611-0082

 

http://www.nccwebsite.org

 

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

 

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

 

P.O. Box 11082

 

Chicago, IL 60611-0082

 

http://www.nccwebsite.org

 

Women's Healthcare Nurse Practitioner

 

Obstetric, Gynecological, and Neonatal Nursing Specialties

 

P.O. Box 11082

 

Chicago, IL 60611-0082

 

http://www.nccwebsite.org

 

WOUND, OSTOMY, AND CONTINENCE NURSING

Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Certification Board

 

555 E. Wells St., Suite 1100

 

Milwaukee, WI 53202

 

866-496-2622

 

mailto:info@wocncb.org

 

http://www.wocncb.org

 

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