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
Email: info@cnetnurse.com
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 Board
Email: Certification@aanpcert.org
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 Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
American Association of Critical Care Nurses Certification Corporation
Email: https://www.aacn.org/about-aacn/contact-us
Phone: (800) 899-2226 
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 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 Diabetes Educators (AADE)  
Email: info@ncbde.org
Phone: (800) 338-3633
 
BC-ADM — Board Certified-Advanced Diabetes Management
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
CHFN-K
— Non-Clinical Certified Heart Failure Nurse
American Board of Managed Care Nursing 
Email: www.namcp.org/secure/abmcn/contact%20us.htm
Phone: (804) 527-1905
Fax: (804) 747-5316

 
CMCN — Certified Managed Care Nurse
CMCP Certificate Managed Care Professional
 
American Board of Neuroscience Nursing
Email: info@aann.org
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 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, Inc. 
Email: info@abohn.org 
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 Certification, Inc.
Email: abpanc@proexam.org
Phone: (800) 6ABPANC
Fax: (212) 367-4256

 
CAPA — Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse
CPAN — Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse
American Correctional Association
Email: acaprodev@aca.org
Phone: (703) 224-0000
Fax: (703) 224-0179
 
CCN — Certified Corrections Nurse
CCN/M — Certified Corrections Nurse/Manager
CHSA — Certified Health Service Administrator 
CBHC-BS — Correctional Behavioral Health Certification – Behavioral Specialty 
American Hospital Association
Phone: (800) 424-4301
Email: https://www.aha.org/about/contact
 
CPHRM – Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management
American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation
Email: ahncc@ptcny.com 
Phone: (212) 356-0660

 
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 Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board
Email:
info@aalnc.org​
Phone: (877) 402-2562
Fax: (312) 673-6655

 
LNCC — Legal Nurse Consultant Certified
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Phone: (800) 284-2378
Nurse Practitioner Certifications
FNP-BC – Family Nurse Practitioner
PPCNP-BC – Pediatric Primary Care 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

Specialty NP:
ENP-BC – Emergency Nurse Practitioner (renewal only)
 
Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification
AGCNS-BC – Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Specialty Certifications
AFN-BC – Advanced Forensic Nursing (renewal only)
AGN-BC – Advanced Genetics Nursing-Board Certified  (renewal only)
NE-BC – Nurse Executive
NEA-BC – Nurse Executive, Advanced
NHDP-BC  National Healthcare Disaster Professional

RN-BC:
   Ambulatory Care Nursing
   Cardiac-Vascular Nursing
   Faith Community Nursing  (renewal only)
   Gerontological Nursing
Genetics Nursing - Advanced  (renewal only)
Hemostasis Nursing  (renewal only)
   Informatics Nursing
   Medical-Surgical Nursing
   Nursing Case Management
   Nursing Professional Development
   Pain Management Nursing
   Pediatric Nursing
   Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
   Public Health Nursing - Advanced  (renewal only)
Rheumatology Nursing  (renewal only)
 
American Organization of Nurse Executives
Email: aone@aha.org
Phone: (312) 422-2800

Fax: (312) 422-4503
 
CENP – Certified in Executive Nursing Practice
CNML – Certified Nurse Manager and Leader 
 
The Association of Clinical Research Professionals
Email: support@acrpnet.org
Phone:
(703) 254-8100
ACRP-CP — Association of Clinical Research Professionals-Certified Professional
ACRP-PM — Association of Clinical Research Professionals-Project Manager
CCRC — Certified Clinical Research Coordinator
CCRA — Certified Clinical Research Associate
CPI — Certified Principal Investigator
Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing
 Email: bcen@bcencertifications.org
Phone: (877) 302-BCEN (2236)
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.
Email: info@cbic.org
Phone: (414) 918-9796
Fax: (414) 276-3349

 
CIC — Certified in Infection Prevention and Control
Certification Board for Urologic Nurses and Associates
Phone: (856) 256-2351
Email: cbuna@ajj.com 
 
CUNP – Certified Urology Nurse Practitioner
CURN – Certified Urology Registered Nurse
CUA – Urology Associate 
Commission on Nurse Certification
Email: shall@aacn.nursing.org
Phone: (202) 463-6930
Fax: (202) 785-8320
 
CNL – Clinical Nurse Leader 
Competency & Credentialing Institute
Email: info@cc-institute.org
Phone: (303) 369-9566 or (888) 257-2667
Fax: (303) 695-8464

 
CNOR — Certified Perioperative Registered Nurse
CRNFA – Certified Registered Nurse First Assistant
CNS-CP – Certified Perioperative Clinical Nurse Specialist
CSSM Certified Surgical Services Manager
Dermatology Nursing Certification Board
Email: dna@dnanurse.org
Phone: (800) 454-4362
Fax:
(910) 246-2361
 
DNC – Dermatology Nurse Certified
DCNP – Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner
HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board 
Email: hancb@anacnet.org
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
Email: hpcc@goHPCC.org

Phone: (412) 787-1057
 
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
CPLC – Certified in Perinatal Loss Care
CHPLN – Certified Hospice and Palliative Licensed Nurse (renewal only)
CHPCA – Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Administrator (renewal only)

 
Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation
Email: ins@ins1.org
Phone:
(781) 440-9408
Fax: (781) 440-9409
 
CRNI — Certified Registered Nurse Infusion
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Email: info@ihi.org
Phone: 617-301-4800, (866) 787-0831
 
CPPS — Certified Professional in Patient Safety
International Association of Forensic Nurses
Email: certification@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
 
Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board
Email: msncb@mscnb.org
Phone: (866) 877-2676

 
CCCTM — Certified in Care Coordination and Transition Management
CMSRN — Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse
National Asthma Education Certification Board
Email: info@naecb.org
Phone: (877) 408-0072
 
AE-C – Certified Asthma Educator
National Association for Healthcare Quality
Email: info@nahq.org
Phone: (847) 375-4720
Fax: (847) 375-6320
 
CPHQ Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality
National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists
Email: certification@nbcrna.com
Phone: (855) 285-4658 or (708) 667-0002
Fax: (708) 669-7636

 
CRNA — Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
National Board for Certification of School Nurses
Email: certification@nbcsn.org
Phone: (844) 808-6276

 
NCSN — Nationally Certified School Nurse
National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators
Email: info@ncbde.org
Phone:
(877) 239-3233
Fax: (847) 228-8469
 
CDE — Certified Diabetes Educator
National Certification Corporation
Email: https://www.nccwebsite.org/contact.aspx
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
 
Subspecialties
C-EFM – Electronic Fetal Monitoring
C-NPT – Neonatal Pediatric Transport
 
National Certifying Board for Ophthalmic
Registered Nurses
Email: asorn@aao.org
Phone: (415) 561-8513
Fax: (415) 561-8531

 
CRNO — Certification for Registered Nurse in 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
National Commission on Correctional Health Care
Email: info@ncchc.org
Phone: (773) 880-1460
Fax: (773) 880-2424
 
CCHP — Certified Correctional Health Professional
CCHP-RN — Certified Correctional Health Professional-RN
CCHP-A — Certified Correctional Health Professional-Advanced
CCHP-MH — Certified Correctional Health Professional-Mental Health

 
National League for Nursing 
Email: http://www.nln.org/contact-us
Phone: (800) 669-1656
 
CNE — Certified Nurse Educator
CNE®cl — Certified Academic Clinical Nurse Educator
Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission
Email: nncc@nncc-exam.org
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
CCHT-A — Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician-Advanced
 
 
Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
Email: oncc@oncc.org
Phone: (877) 769-ONCC or 
(412) 859-6104
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
Email: oncb@oncb.org
Phone: (888) 561-6622
Fax: (312) 673-6971

 
ONC — Orthopaedic Nurse Certified
ONP-C – Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner-Certified
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
Email: pncb@pncb.org
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
Email: http://www.psncb.org/contact.cgi
Phone: (877) 337-9315
Fax: (978) 524-0498

 
CPSN — Certified Plastic Surgical Nurse
CANS – Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
Radiologic Nursing Certification Board
Email: RNCB@internationalamc.com

Phone: (855) 871-6681 or 850-473-1174
Fax: (850) 484-8762
 
CRN — Certified Radiology Nurse
Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board
Email: info@rehabnurse.org
Phone: (800) 229-7530
CRRN — Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse
 
Society of Clinical Research Associates
Email: http://www.socra.org/contact-socra/contact-us/

Phone: (215) 822-8644 or (800) 762-7292
CCRP — Certified Clinical Research Professional
 
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