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. Be sure to explore our Focus On: Specialty Certification for additional resources. Also, On NursingCenter’s CEConnection, you can 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
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (800) 463-0786
Fax: (201) 217-9785
CARN – Certified Addictions Registered Nurse
CARN-AP – Certified Addictions Registered Nurse-Advanced Practice
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (512) 637-0500 
Toll free: (855) 822-6727
Fax: (512) 637-0540
ENP — Emergency Nurse Practitioner
FNP — Family Nurse Practitioner
A-GNP — Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
PMHPN — Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner 
American Association of Critical Care Nurses Certification Corporation
Phone: (800) 809-2273 
Specialty Certifications
CCRN — Acute/Critical Care Nursing (Adult, Pediatric & Neonatal)
CCRN — Acute/Critical Care Knowledge Professional (Adult, Pediatric & Neonatal)
CCRN — TeleICU Acute/Critical Care Nursing (Adult)
PCCN — Progressive Care Nursing (Adult)
 PCCN — Progressive Care Knowledge Professional (Adult)

Subspecialty Certifications
CMC — Cardiac Medicine (Adult)
CSC — Cardiac Surgery (Adult)
Advanced Practice 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)
ACNPC — Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Adult) (renewal only)
CCNS — Acute/Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (Adult, Pediatric & Neonatal) (renewal only)
American Association of Heart Failure Nurses
Email: [email protected]

Phone: 1-888-45-AAHFN (1-888-452-2436) 
Fax: (856) 439-0525
CHFN — Certified Heart Failure Nurse (Clinical)
CHFN — Certified Heart Failure Nurse (Non-Clinical)
American Association of Moderate Sedation Nurses
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (865) 230-9995
Fax: (865) 269-4613
CSRN Certified Sedation Registered Nurse
American Association of Post-Acute Care Nurses
Phone: (800) 768-1880
DNS-CT Director of Nursing Services - Certified
QCP — Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI)  Certified Professional          
RAC-CT Resident Assessment Coordinator-Certified
RAC-CTA Resident Assessment Coordinator-Certified Advanced
American Board for Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. 
Email: [email protected] 
Phone: (630) 789-5799 or (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 Cardiovascular Medical Accreditation, Inc. 
Phone: (813) 812-7222
Email: [email protected]

CVRN-BC - Cardiovascular Nursing Level I
CVRN-BC - Cardiovascular NursingLevel II
CVNP-BC - Cardiovascular Nurse Practitioner 
American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses, Inc.
Email: [email protected]
CGRN — Certified Gastroenterology Registered Nurse
American Board of Managed Care Nursing 
Phone: (804) 527-1905
Fax: (804) 747-5316
CMCN — Certified Managed Care Nurse
CMCP Certificate Managed Care Professional
American Board of Neuroscience Nursing
[email protected]
Phone: (888) 557-2266 or (847) 375-4733 
Fax: (847) 375-6430
CNRN — Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse
SCRN — Stroke Certified Registered Nurse
American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc.
[email protected]
Phone: (347) 708-7975
CAPA — Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse
CPAN — Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse
American Correctional Association
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (703) 224-0000
Fax: (703) 224-0010
CCN — Certified Corrections Nurse
CCN/M — Certified Corrections Nurse/Manager
CHSA — Certified Health Service Administrator 
CBHC — Correctional Behavioral Health Certification
American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation
[email protected]
Phone: (785) 267-0943
HN-BC — Holistic Nurse Board Certified
HNB-BC – Holistic Nurse Baccalaureate 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 Hospital Association
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (312) 422-3702
CPHRM – Certified Professional in Health Care Risk Management
American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board
[email protected]
Phone: (312) 321-5177
LNCC — Legal Nurse Consultant Certified
American Midwifery Certification Board
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (410) 694-9424
Fax: (410) 290-0121
CM — Certified Midwife
CNM — Certified Nurse Midwife
American Nurses Credentialing Center
[email protected]
Phone: (800) 284-2378
Nurse Practitioner Certifications
FNP-BC – Family 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

Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification
AGCNS-BC – Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Specialty Certifications
AMB-BC – Ambulatory Care Nursing 
CV-BC – Cardiac Vascular Nursing
GERO-BC – Gerontological Nursing
NI-BC – Informatics Nursing 
MEDSURG-BC – Medical-Surgical Nursing 
NE-BC – Nurse Executive
NEA-BC – Nurse Executive, Advanced
CMGT-BC – Nursing Case Management
NPD-BC – Nursing Professional Development
PMGT-BC – Pain Management Nursing
PED-BC – Pediatric Nursing
PMH-BC – Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

Interprofessional Certification
NHDP-BC – National Healthcare Disaster Professional
American Organization for Nursing Leadership
CENP – Certified in Executive Nursing Practice
CNML – Certified Nurse Manager and Leader 
The Association of Clinical Research Professionals
(703) 254-8100
ACRP-CP — Association of Clinical Research Professionals-Certified Professional
ACRP-MDP — Association of Clinical Research Professionals-Medical Device Professional
ACRP-PM — Association of Clinical Research Professionals-Project Manager
CCRC — Certified Clinical Research Coordinator
CCRA — Certified Clinical Research Associate
CPI — Certified Principal Investigator
Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists
Phone: (800) 338-3633
BC-ADM — Board Certified-Advanced Diabetes Management
CDCES — Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist
Baromedical Nurses Association Certifying Board
& National Board of Diving & Hyperbaric Medical Technology (NBDHMT)
Email: [email protected]
CHRN — Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse
ACHRN — Advanced Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse
CHRNC — Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse Clinician
Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing
[email protected]
Phone: (877) 302-BCEN 
CEN — Certified Emergency Nurse
CFRN — Certified Flight Registered Nurse
CPEN — Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse
CTRN — Certified Transport Registered Nurse
TCRN — Trauma Certified Registered Nurse 
CBRN — Certified Burn Registered Nurse
Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education 
(847) 228-9795
Fax: (847) 228-8469
CDCES — Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (202) 454-2625
a-IPC — Associate–Infection Prevention and Control
CIC — Certified in Infection Control
LTC-CIP — Long-Term Care Certification in Infection Prevention
Certification Board for Urologic Nurses and Associates
Phone: (856) 256-2351
Email: [email protected] 
CUNP — Certified Urologic Nurse Practitioner
CURN — Certified Urologic Registered Nurse
CUA — Certified Urologic Associate 
Commission on Nurse Certification
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (202) 463-6930
CNL – Clinical Nurse Leader 
Competency & Credentialing Institute
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (888) 257-2667 
Fax: (303) 695-8464
CFPN — Certified Foundation Perioperative Nurse
CNAMB — Certified Ambulatory Surgery Nurse
CNOR — Certified Perioperative Nurse
CNS-CP — Clinical Nurse Specialist Perioperative
CSSM — Certified Surgical Services Manager
NPDA-BC — Nursing Professional Development Advanced-Board Certified   
Dermatology Nursing Certification Board
Email: dn[email protected]
Phone: (800) 454-4362
(910) 246-2361
DNC — Dermatology Nurse Certified
DCNP — Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner
Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association
Phone: (800) 888-6733
Fax: (844) 336-2329
RN, CDDN — Certified Developmental Disabilities Nurse
LPN, DCC — Licensed Practical Nurse Developmental Disabilities Certified
LVN, DDC — LIcensed Vocational Nurse Developmental Disabilities Certified
Forensic Nursing Certification Board
Email: [email protected]
GFN-C — Generalist Forensic Nurse-Certified
AFN-C — Advanced Forensic Nurse-Certified 

IVSE-C — Interpersonal Violence Strangulation Evaluation-Certified
Gerontology Nursing Certification Commission
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (866) 355-1392
GS-C — APRN Gerontological Specialist-Certified
HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board 
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (800) 260-6780
Fax: (330) 670-0109
ACLPN — HIV/AIDS Certified Licensed Practical Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse
ACRN — HIV/AIDS Certified Registered Nurse
AACRN — Advanced HIV/AIDS Certified Registered Nurse
Hospice & Palliative Credentialing Center
Email: [email protected]

Phone: (412) 787-9301
CHPN — Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse
ACHPN — Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse
CHPPN — Certified Hospice and Palliative Pediatric Nurse
CHPNA — Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing Assistant
CHPLN — Certified Hospice and Palliative Licensed Nurse 
CPLC — Certified in Perinatal Loss Care (maintained through recertification)
CHPCA — Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Administrator (maintained through recertification)
Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation
Email: i[email protected]
(781) 440-9408
Fax: (781) 440-9409
CRNI — Certified Registered Nurse Infusion
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (617) 301-4800
CPPS — Certified Professional in Patient Safety
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/Adolescent
Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (866) 877-2676
CMSRN — Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse
National Association for Healthcare Quality
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (847) 375-4720
CPHQ Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality
National Association for Home Care & Hospice
Phone: (202) 547-7424
Fax: (202) 547-3540
NAHC Private Duty Home Care Certification
CHCE — Certified Home Care & Hospice Executive
National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service, Inc.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (703) 933-1003
LPN, NCP or LVN, NCP — NAPNES Certified in Pharmacology
LPN, CLTC or LVN, CLTC — NAPNES Certified in Long-Term Care
LPN, IVT or LVN, IVT — NAPNES Certified in I.V. Therapy
National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 513-791-3628
AS-BC — Antibiotic Stewardship-Board Certified
IP-BC — Infection Prevention-Board Certified
CALN — Assisted Living Nurse Certificate
CDONA — Certified Director of Nursing
GDCN — Geriatric Diabetic Certified Nurse
GDCP — Geriatric Diabetic Certified Professional
CLPN — Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Certification
QAPI-BC — Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement
National Board for Certification of School Nurses
[email protected]
Phone: (833) 276-0986
Fax: (856) 439-0525
NCSN — Nationally Certified School Nurse
National Board for Respiratory Care
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (913) 895-4900
Fax: (913) 712-9283
AE-C — Asthma Educator Specialist
National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (855) 285-7762
Fax: (708) 669-7636
CRNA — Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
National Certification Corporation
Phone: (312) 951-0207
Core Certification
RNC-OB — Inpatient Obstetric Nursing
RNC-MNN — Maternal Newborn Nursing
RNC-LRN — Low Risk Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing
RNC-NIC — Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing
RNC-IAP — Inpatient Antepartum 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
C-ONQS – Obstetric and Neonatal Quality and Safety
C-ELBW – Care of the Extremely Low Birth Weight Neonate
C-NNIC – Neonatal Neuro-Intensive Care
National Certifying Board for Ophthalmic
Registered Nurses

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (415) 561-8513
CRNO — Certification for Registered Nurse in Ophthalmology
National Certifying Board of Otorhinolaryngology
and Head-Neck Nurses

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (212) 356-0660
CORLN — Certified Otorhinolaryngology Nurse
National Commission on Correctional Health Care
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (773) 880-1460
Fax: (773) 880-2424
CCHP — Certified Correctional Health Professional
CCHP-RN — Certified Correctional Nursing
CCHP-A — Certified Correctional Health Professional-Advanced
CCHP-MH — Certified Correctional Health Professional-Mental Health
CCHP-CP — Certified Correctional Health Professional-Clinical Provider
National League for Nursing 
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (800) 669-1656
CNE — Academic Nurse Educator
CNEn — Academic Novice Educator
CNEcl — Certified Academic Clinical Nurse Educator
Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (888) 884-NNCC (6622)

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
CCHT-A — Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician-Advanced
Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (877) 769-ONCC (6622)
(412) 859-6104
Fax number: (412) 859-6167
OCN — Oncology Certified Nurse
AOCNP – Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner
CPHON – Certified Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurse
CBCN – Certified Breast Care Nurse
BMTCN – Blood & Marrow Transplant Certified Nurse
AOCN — Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse (renewal only)
CPON — Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse (renewal only)
AOCNS – Advanced Oncology Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist (renewal only)
Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (888) 561-6622
or (312) 321-5198
Fax: (312) 673-6971
ONC — Orthopaedic Nurse Certified
ONP-C – Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner-Certified
ONC-A - Orthopaedic Nurse Certified-Advanced 
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (301) 330-2921, (888) 641-2767
Fax: (301) 330-1504
CPN – Certified Pediatric Nurse
CPNP-PC – Primary Care Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
CPNP-AC – Acute Care Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
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
[email protected]
Phone: (888) 878-7622
Fax: (410) 544-4640
CRN — Certified Radiology Nurse
Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (800) 229-7530
CRRN — Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse
Society of Clinical Research Associates

Phone: (215) 822-8644 
CCRP — Certified Clinical Research Professional
Transcultural Nursing Society
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (888) 432-5470
CTN-A — Certification in Transcultural Nursing - Advanced
CTN-B — Certification in Transcultural Nursing - Basic
Vascular Access Certification Corporation
Email: i[email protected]
Phone: (414) 231-8222
or (844) 468-8222
Fax: (414) 276-3349
VA-BC — Vascular Access Board Certification
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing
Certification Board
Email: [email protected]
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