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’s 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
Email: Certification@aanpcert.org
Phone: (512) 637-0500 Ext. 578
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
Email: certcorp@aacn.org
Phone: (800) 899-2226
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
 
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 — Clinical Nurse Specialist; Wellness through Acute Care (Adult-Gerontology, Pediatric & Neonatal)
 
Advanced Practice Certifications
ACNPC — Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Adult)
CCNS — Acute/Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (Adult, Pediatric & Neonatal)
American Association of Heart Failure Nurses
Email: information@aahfn.org
Phone: 1-888-45-AAHFN (1-888-452-2436) 
Fax: (856) 439-0525
CHFN
 — Certified Heart Failure Nurse
American Board of Neuroscience Nursing
Email: info@abnncertification.org
Phone: (888) 557-2266
CNRN — Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse
SCRN — Stroke Certified Registered Nurse
American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses, Inc.
Email: info@abcgn.org
Phone: (855) 252-2246
Fax: (312) 673-6723
CGRN — Certified Gastroenterology Registered Nurse
American Board for Occupational Health Nurses
Email: info@abohn.org 
Phone: (630) 789-5799
Fax: (630) 789-8901
COHN – Certified Occupational Health Nurse
COHN-S – Certified Occupational Health Nurse-Specialist
 
American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing, Inc.
Email: abpanc@proexam.org
Phone: (800) 6ABPANC
Fax: (212) 367-4256
CAPA — Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse
CPAN — Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse
American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation
Email: jwebb@ptcny.com
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
E-mail: info@lnccertified.org
Phone: (877) 402-2562
Fax: (312) 673-6655
LNCC — Legal Nurse Consultant Certified
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Email: ANCC@ana.org
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
PCNS-BC Pediatric CNS
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)
 
Specialty Certifications
RN-BC:
   Ambulatory Care Nursing
   Cardiac-Vascular Nursing
   Faith Community Nursing
   Gerontological 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
 
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
   High-Risk Perinatal Nursing
   Home Health Nursing
   Perinatal Nursing
   School Nursing
 
AFN-BC – Advanced Forensic Nursing
NE-BC – Nurse Executive
NEA-BC – Nurse Executive, Advanced
 
 
Association of Clinical Research Professionals
Email: certifcertification@acrpnet.org
Phone: (703) 254-8100
Fax: (703) 254-8101
CCRC — Certified Clinical Research Coordinator
CCRA — Certified Clinical Research Associate
Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing
 Email: bcen@bcencertifications.org
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
 
Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.
Email: info@cbic.org
Phone: (414) 918-9796
Fax: (414) 276-3349
CIC — Certified in Infection Control
Competency & Credentialing Institute)
(Formerly CBPN - Certification Board Perioperative Nursing)

Email: info@cc-institute.org
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
Email: dncb@ahint.com
Phone: (800) 454-4362
Fax: (856) 439-0525
DNC – Dermatology Nurse Certified
DCNP – Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner
Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation
Email: incc@incc1.org
Phone: (800) 434-4622
Fax: (781) 440-9409
CRNI — Certified Registered Nurse Infusion
International Association of Forensic Nurses
Email: info@forensicnurses.org
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
Email: https://msncb.org/contact
Phone: (866) 877-2676
Fax: (856) 589-7463
CMSRN —Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse
National Board for Certification of Hospice and
Palliative Nurses

Email: nbchpn@nbchpn.org
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
 
National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists
Email: For certification inquiries, certification@nbcrna.com
For recertification inquiries, recertification@nbcrna.com
Phone: (855) 285-4658
Fax: (708) 669-7636
CRNA — Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
National Board for Certification of School Nurses
Email: certification@nbcsn.org
Phone: (844) 808-6276
Fax: (212) 356.0678
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
Email: https://www.nccwebsite.org/contact.aspx
Phone: (312) 951-0207
Fax: (312) 951-9475
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
 
Subspecialties
C-EFM – Electronic Fetal Monitoring
C-NPT – Neonatal Pediatric Transport
 
National Certifying Board for Ophthalmic
Registered Nurses

Email:  ncborn@aao.org
Phone: (415) 561-8513
Fax: (415) 561-8531
CRNO — Certification for Registered Nurses of Ophthalmology
 
National Certifying Board of Otorhinolaryngology
and Head-Neck Nurses

Email: info@sohnnurse.com
Phone: (386) 428-1695
Fax: (386) 423-7566
CORLN — Certified Otorhinolaryngology Nurse
Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission
Email: nncc@ajj.com
Phone: (888) 884-NNCC
Fax: (856) 589-7463
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
Email: oncc@oncc.org
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 – Bone Marrow Transplant Certified Nurse
 
Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board
Email: oncb@oncb.org
Phone: (888) 561-6622
 
ONC — Orthopaedic Nurse Certified
OCNS-C – Orthopaedic Clinical Nurse Specialist – Certified
ONP-C – Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner-Certified
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
Email: service@pncb.org
Phone: (888) 641-2767
Fax: (301) 330-1504
 
CPN – Certified Pediatric Nurse
CPEN – Certified Pediatric Emergency 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
Email: http://www.aspsn.org/contact.cgi
Phone: (877) 337-9315
Fax: (978) 524-8890
CPSN — Certified Plastic Surgical Nurse
CANS – Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
Radiologic Nursing Certification Board
Email: RNCB@internationalamc.com
Phone: (855) 871-6681
Fax: (850) 484-8762
CRN — Certified Radiologic Nurse
Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board
Email: info@rehabnurse.org
Phone: (800) 229-7530
CRRN — Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse
 
Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing
Certification Board

Email: info@wocncb.org
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