Nursing Certification Boards By Specialty

Certification in a nursing specialty demonstrates a commitment to advancing one’s knowledge and skillset. If you are working toward becoming certified, Lippincott NursingCenter supports you in this endeavor and recognizes your hard work. If you are thinking about becoming certified, we encourage you to explore the benefits of a nursing certification and to consider the importance of improving patient outcomes while pursuing your own professional goals.
Use the contact information below to begin the certification process. On NursingCenter’s CEConnection, you can also find continuing education activities to meet your certification requirements. With our CE lists organized by nursing specialty, you’ll quickly find the right CE activity just for you.

Organization & Contact Information Certifications
Phone: (201) 217-9083
Fax: (201) 217-9785
CARN – Certified Addictions Registered Nurse
CARN-AP – Certified Addictions Registered Nurse-Advanced Practice
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program
Phone: (512) 637-0500 
Toll free: (855) 822-6727
Fax: (512) 637-0540
NP — Adult Nurse Practitioner
FNP — Family Nurse Practitioner
A-GNP — Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
American Association of Critical Care Nurses Certification Corporation
Phone: (800) 899-2226 Ext. 7100
Fax: (949) 362-2020
Specialty Certifications
CCRN — Acute/Critical Care Nursing (Adult, Pediatric & Neonatal)
CCRN-E — Tele-ICU Acute/Critical Care Nursing (Adult)
PCCN — Progressive Care Nursing (Adult)
CNML — Nurse Manager and Leader
CCRN-K — Acute/Critical Care Knowledge Professional (Adult, Pediatric & Neonatal)
PCCN-K — Progressive Care Knowledge Professional (Adult)
Subspecialty Certifications
CMC — Cardiac Medicine (Adult)
CSC — Cardiac Surgery (Adult)
Advanced Practice Consensus Model Based Certifications
ACNPC-AG — Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Adult-Gerontology)
ACCNS-AG — Clinical Nurse Specialist; Wellness through Acute Care (Adult-Gerontology)
ACCNS-P — Clinical Nurse Specialist, Wellness through Acute Care (Pediatric)
ACCNS-N — Clinical Nurse Specialist; Wellness through Acute Care (Neonatal)
Advanced Practice Certifications
ACNPC — Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Adult)
CCNS — Acute/Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (Adult, Pediatric & Neonatal)
American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)  
Phone: (800) 338-3633
Fax: (847) 228-8469
BC-ADM — Board Certified-Advanced Diabetes Management
American Association of Heart Failure Nurses
Phone: 1-888-45-AAHFN (1-888-452-2436) 
Fax: (856) 439-0525
 — Certified Heart Failure Nurse
— Non-Clinical Certified Heart Failure Nurse
American Board of Managed Care Nursing 
Phone: (804) 747-1905
Fax: (804) 747-5316
CMCN — Certification in Managed Care Nursing
American Board of Neuroscience Nursing
(888) 557-2266 or (847) 375-4733
Fax: (847) 375-6430
CNRN — Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse
SCRN — Stroke Certified Registered Nurse
American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses, Inc.
Phone: (855) 252-2246
Fax: (312) 673-6723
CGRN — Certified Gastroenterology Registered Nurse
American Board for Occupational Health Nurses
Phone: (630) 789-5799
Toll free: (888) 842-2646
Fax: (630) 789-8901
COHN – Certified Occupational Health Nurse
COHN-S – Certified Occupational Health Nurse-Specialist

Specialty Credential
CM – Occupational Health Nursing Case Management
American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing, Inc.
Phone: (800) 6ABPANC
Fax: (212) 367-4256
CAPA — Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse
CPAN — Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse
American Correctional Association
Phone: (703) 224-0000
Fax: (703) 224-0179
CNN — Certified Corrections Nurse
CNN/M — Certified Corrections Nurse/Manager
CHSA — Certified Health Service Administrator 
CBHC — Correctional Behavioral Health Certification 
American Hospital Association
Phone: (800) 424-4301
CPHRM – Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management
American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation
Phone: (212) 356-0660

HN-BC — Holistic Nurse, Board Certified
HNB-BC – Holistic Baccalaureate Nurse, Board Certified
AHN-BC – Advanced Holistic Nurse, Board Certified
APHN-BC – Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse, Board Certified
NC-BC – Nurse Coach, Board Certified
HWNC-BC – Health and Wellness Nurse Coach, Board Certified
American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board
Phone: (877) 402-2562
Fax: (312) 673-6655
LNCC — Legal Nurse Consultant Certified
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Phone: (800) 284-2378
Nurse Practitioner Certifications
ANP-BC – Adult Nurse Practitioner
FNP-BC – Family Nurse Practitioner
PPCNP-BC – Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
ACNP-BC – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
GNP-BC – Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
PMHNP-BC – Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
PMHNP-BC – Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan)
AGACNP-BC – Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
AGPCNP-BC – Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
SNP-BC – School Nurse Practitioner (certification is retired; may be renewed but testing is not an option)
Specialty NP:
ENP-BC – Emergency Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Nurse Specialist Certifications
PMHCNS-BC – Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
PMHCNS-BC – Child/Adolescent Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
ACNS-BC – Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
AGCNS-BC – Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
GCNS-BC – Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist
HHCNS-BC – Home Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (certification is retired; may be renewed but testing is not an option)
PCNS-BC – Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
PHCNS-BC – Public/Community Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (certification is retired; may be renewed but testing is not an option)
CNS-BC – Clinical Nurse Specialist Core (certification is retired; may be renewed but testing is not an option)
Specialty Certifications
   Ambulatory Care Nursing
   Cardiac-Vascular Nursing
   Faith Community Nursing
   Gerontological Nursing
Genetics Nursing - Advanced
Hemostasis Nursing
   Informatics Nursing
   Medical-Surgical Nursing
   Nursing Case Management
   Nursing Professional Development
   Pain Management Nursing
   Pediatric Nursing
   Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
   Public Health Nursing - Advanced
Rheumatology Nursing
RN-BC (these certifications are retired; may be renewed but testing is not an option):
   Cardiac Rehabilitation Nursing
   Certified Vascular Nurse
   College Health Nursing
   Community Health Nursing
   General Nursing Practice
     Home Health Nursing
   Perinatal Nursing
   School Nursing
AFN-BC – Advanced Forensic Nursing
AGN-BC – Advanced Genetics Nursing-Board Certified
NE-BC – Nurse Executive
NEA-BC – Nurse Executive, Advanced
American Organization of Nurse Executives
Phone: (312) 422-2807
CENP – Certified in Executive Nursing Practice
CNML – Certified Nurse Manager and Leader 
Association of Clinical Research Professionals
(703) 253-6275
Fax: (703) 254-8101
CCRC — Certified Clinical Research Coordinator
CCRA — Certified Clinical Research Associate
Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing
Phone: (877) 302-BCEN
Fax: (630) 596-8250
CEN — Certified Emergency Nurse
CFRN — Certified Flight Registered Nurse
CPEN – Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse
CTRN – Certified Transport Registered Nurse
TCRN – Trauma Certified Registered Nurse 
Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.
Phone: (414) 918-9796
Fax: (414) 276-3349
CIC — Certified in Infection Control
Certification Board for Urologic Nurses and Associates
Phone: (856) 256-2351
CUNP – Certified Urologic Nurse Practitioner
CURN – Certified Urologic Registered Nurse
CUA – Urologic Associate 
Commission on Nurse Certification
Phone: (202) 463-6930
Fax: (202) 785-8320
CNL – Clinical Nurse Leader 
Competency & Credentialing Institute)
(Formerly CBPN - Certification Board Perioperative Nursing)

Phone: (303) 369-9566 or (888) 257-2667
Fax: (303) 695-8464
CNOR — Certified Nurse, Operating Room
CRNFA – Certified Registered Nurse First Assistant
CNS-CP – Clinical Nurse Specialist Perioperative Certification
Dermatology Nursing Certification Board
Phone: (800) 454-4362
(910) 246-2361
DNC – Dermatology Nurse Certified
DCNP – Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner
HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board 
Phone: (800) 260-6780
Fax: (330) 670-0109
ACRN – HIV/AIDS Certified Registered Nurse
AACRN – Advanced HIV/AIDS Certified Registered Nurse
Hospice & Palliative Credentialing Center
Phone: (412) 787-1057
Fax: (412) 787-9305
CHPN — Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse
ACHPN — Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse
CHPPN – Certified Hospice and Palliative Pediatric Nurse
CHPLN – Certified Hospice and Palliative Licensed Nurse
CHPNA – Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing Assistant
CHPCA – Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Administrator
CPLC – Certified in Perinatal Loss Care
Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation
Phone: (800) 434-4622
Fax: (781) 440-9409
CRNI — Certified Registered Nurse Infusion
International Association of Forensic Nurses
Phone:(410) 626-7805
Fax:(410) 626-7804
SANE-A — Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Adult/Adolescent
SANE-P — Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Pediatric
AFN-BC — Advanced Forensic Nursing
Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board
Phone: (866) 877-2676
Fax: (856) 589-7463
CCCTM — Certified in Care Coordination and Transition Management
CMSRN — Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse
National Asthma Education Certification Board
Phone: (800) 408-0072
AE-C – Certified Asthma Educator
National Association for Healthcare Quality
Phone: (800) 966-9392
CPHQ Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality
National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists
Email: For certification inquiries,
For recertification inquiries,
Phone: (855) 285-4658
Fax: (708) 669-7636
CRNA — Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
National Board for Certification of School Nurses
Phone: (844) 808-6276
NCSN — National Certified School Nurse
National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators
Phone: (847) 228-9795
Fax: (847) 228-8469
CDE — Certified Diabetes Educator
The National Certification Corporation
Phone: (312) 951-0207
Core Certification
RNC-OB – Inpatient Obstetric Nursing
RNC-MNN – Maternal Newborn Nursing
RNC-LRN – Low Risk Neonatal Nursing
RNC-NIC – Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing
Nurse Practitioner Certification
NNP-BC – Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
WHNP-BC – Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner
C-EFM – Electronic Fetal Monitoring
C-NPT – Neonatal Pediatric Transport
National Certifying Board for Ophthalmic
Registered Nurses
Phone: (415) 561-8513
Fax: (415) 561-8531
CRNO — Certification for Registered Nurses of Ophthalmology
National Certifying Board of Otorhinolaryngology
and Head-Neck Nurse
Phone: (386) 428-1695
Fax: (386) 423-7566
CORLN — Certified Otorhinolaryngology Nurse
National Commission on Correctional Health Care
Phone: (773) 880-1460
Fax: (773) 880-2424
CCHP-RN — Certified Correctional Health Professional-RN
CCHP-A — Certified Correctional Health Professional-Advanced
National League for Nursing 
Phone: (800) 669-1656
CNE — Certified Nurse Educator
Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission
Phone: (888) 884-NNCC

CNN — Certified Nephrology Nurse
CDN —  Certified Dialysis Nurse
CNN-NP – Certified Nephrology Nurse-Nurse Practitioner
CD-LPN – Certified Dialysis Licensed Practical Nurse
CD-LVN – Certified Dialysis Licensed Vocational Nurse
CCHT— Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician
CCHTA— Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician-Advanced
Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
Phone: (877) 769-ONCC
Fax number: (412) 859-6168
AOCN — Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse
CPON — Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse
OCN — Oncology Certified Nurse
AOCNP – Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner
AOCNS – Advanced Oncology Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist
CPHON – Certified Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurse
CBCN – Certified Breast Care Nurse
BMTCN – Blood & Marrow Transplant Certified Nurse
Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board
Phone: (888) 561-6622
Fax: (312) 673-6079

ONC — Orthopaedic Nurse Certified
OCNS-C – Orthopaedic Clinical Nurse Specialist – Certified
ONP-C – Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner-Certified
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
Phone: (888) 641-2767
Fax: (301) 330-1504

CPN – Certified Pediatric Nurse
CPNP-PC – Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care
CPP-AC – Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care
PMHS – Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist
Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board
Phone: (877) 337-9315
Fax: (978) 524-0498
CPSN — Certified Plastic Surgical Nurse
CANS – Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
Radiologic Nursing Certification Board
Phone: (855) 871-6681

Fax: (703) 884-2229
CRN — Certified Radiologic Nurse
Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board
Phone: (800) 229-7530
CRRN — Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse
Society for Clinical Research Excellence

Phone: (215) 822-8644 or (800) 762-7292
CCRP — Certified Clinical Research Professional
Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing
Certification Board
Phone: (888) 496-2622
Fax: (414) 276-2146
CCCN — Certified Continence Care Nurse
COCN — Certified Ostomy Care Nurse
CWCN — Certified Wound Care Nurse
CWOCN — Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse
CWON – Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse
CFCN – Certified Foot Care Nurse
Advanced Practice
CCCN-AP — Certified Continence Care Nurse-Advanced Practice
COCN-AP — Certified Ostomy Care Nurse-Advanced Practice
CWCN-AP — Certified Wound Care Nurse-Advanced Practice
CWOCN-AP — Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse-Advanced Practice
CWON-AP – Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse-Advanced Practice