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: (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
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
Phone: (800) 809-2273 
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)
Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists
Phone: (800) 338-3633
BC-ADM — Board Certified-Advanced Diabetes Management
CDCES — Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialists
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) 527-1905
Fax: (804) 747-5316

CMCN — Certified Managed Care Nurse
CMCP Certificate Managed Care Professional
American Board of Neuroscience Nursing
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.
Phone: (855) 252-2246
Fax: (312) 673-6723

CGRN — Certified Gastroenterology Registered Nurse
American Board for Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. 
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.
Phone: (347) 708-7075
CAPA — Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse
CPAN — Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse
American Correctional Association
Phone: (703) 224-0048
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 
American Hospital Association
Phone: (312) 422-3702
Fax: (312) 422-3609
CPHRM – Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management
American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation
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 Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board
Phone: (312) 321-5177
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
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
CCCTM – Care Coordination and Transition Management
GERO-BC – Gerontological Nursing
RN-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 Certifications
NHDP-BC – National Healthcare Disaster Professional
American Organization of Nurse Executives
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
(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
Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing
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 for Diabetes Care and Education 
(847) 228-9795
Fax: (847) 228-8469
CDECS — Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.
Phone: (414) 918-9796

a-IPC — Associate–Infection Prevention and Control
CIC — Certified in Infection Prevention and Control
Certification Board for Urologic Nurses and Associates
Phone: (856) 256-2351
CUNP – Certified Urologic Nurse Practitioner
CURN – Certified Urology Registered Nurse
CUA – Certified Urology Associate 
Commission on Nurse Certification
Phone: (202) 463-6930
Fax: (202) 785-8320
CNL – Clinical Nurse Leader 
Competency & Credentialing Institute
Phone: (303) 369-9566
Fax: (303) 695-8464

CNOR — Certified Perioperative Nurse
CNS-CP – Certified Perioperative Clinical Nurse Specialist
CSSM – Certified Surgical Services Manager
CNAMB Certified Ambulatory Surgery Nurse
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
ACRN – HIV/AIDS Certified Registered Nurse
AACRN – Advanced HIV/AIDS Certified Registered Nurse
Hospice & Palliative Credentialing Center

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
CPLC – Certified in Perinatal Loss Care
CHPLN – Certified Hospice and Palliative Licensed Nurse 
CHPCA – Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Administrator (renewal only)
Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation
(781) 440-9408
Fax: (781) 440-9409
CRNI — Certified Registered Nurse Infusion
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Phone: (617) 301-4800 
Toll Free: (866) 787-0831
Fax: (617) 301-4848​
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
Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board
Phone: (866) 877-2676

Fax: (856) 589-7463
CMSRN — Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse
National Asthma Education Certification Board
Phone: (877) 408-0072
AE-C – Certified Asthma Educator
National Association for Healthcare Quality
Phone: (847) 375-4720
Fax: (847) 375-6320
CPHQ Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality
National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists
Phone: (855) 285-4658 or (708) 667-0002
Fax: (708) 669-7636

CRNA — Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
National Board for Certification of School Nurses
Phone: (833) 276-0986
NCSN — Nationally Certified School Nurse
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
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
Phone: (415) 561-8513
Fax: (415) 561-8531

CRNO — Certification for Registered Nurse in Ophthalmology
National Certifying Board of Otorhinolaryngology
and Head-Neck Nurses

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 — 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 
Phone: (800) 669-1656
CNE — Certified Nurse Educator
CNE®cl — Certified Academic Clinical 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
CCHT-A — Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician-Advanced
Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
Phone: (877) 769-ONCC or 
(412) 859-6104
Fax number: (412) 859-6168
AOCN — Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse (renewal only)
CPON — Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse (renewal only)
OCN — Oncology Certified Nurse
AOCNP – Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner
AOCNS – Advanced Oncology Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist (renewal only)
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) 673-6971

ONC — Orthopaedic Nurse Certified
ONP-C – Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner-Certified
ONC-A - Orthopaedic Nurse Certified-Advanced 
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
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
Phone: (888) 878-7622
Fax: (410) 544-4640
CRN — Certified Radiology Nurse
Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board
Phone: (800) 229-7530

CRRN — Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse
Society of Clinical Research Associates

Phone: (215) 822-8644 or (800) 762-7292
CCRP — Certified Clinical Research Professional
Vascular Access Certification Corporation
Phone: (404) 760-8190
Fax: (404) 745-0260
VA-BC — Vascular Access Board Certification
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