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  • 20 Jan 2017 12:29 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    BIRMINGHAM, AL  January 18, 2017 – The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC) announced the reappointment of Sally A. Irvin of Winston-Salem, NC, to a second 3-year term as the organization’s Public Member.

    “The ABSNC Board of Directors welcomes the continued service of Sally Irvin,” said Jim Stobinski, PhD, RN, CNOR®, CSSM, President of the ABSNC Board. “Sally has ably served as the Secretary-Treasurer of our organization as well as being the Public Member during her first term, and we look forward to her contributions and insight in her second term as a member of the ABSNC Board of Directors.”

    Read the full press release here: ABSNC Reappoints Public Member Sally Irvin

  • 6 Jan 2017 12:28 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    BIRMINGHAM, AL December 21, 2016 —The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification, Inc. (ABSNC), announced it has granted reaccreditation to the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®) for the Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®) certification program.

    ABSNC accreditation is a peer-reviewed mechanism that allows nursing certifying organizations to obtain program accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the highest quality standards in the industry.

    “Accreditation is a highly desirable distinction for organizations that certify nurses in a specialty,” said Dottie Roberts, EdD, MSN, MACI, RN, OCNS-C®, CMSRN, ABSNC Accreditation Manager. “Applicant organizations complete a rigorous process to demonstrate maintenance of a quality certification program in meeting the ABSNC standards and earning this prestigious recognition.”

    “The accreditation of the CEN program by ABSNC is of great importance to the emergency nurses who hold the credential, and to those nurses who are in the process of achieving the CEN credential,” stated Sandra Samargis, BCEN Executive Director. “Many employers cover the cost of the exam fee because the CEN program is accredited and meets the high-standards as set forth by ABSNC.”

    Read the full press release here: ABSNC Grants Reaccreditation to the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing

  • 21 Dec 2016 12:27 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)


    BIRMINGHAM, AL December 21, 2016 —The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification, Inc. (ABSNC), announces the development and launch of two new sets of accreditation standards: Portfolio Assessment Certification and Assessment-Based Certificate Programs. Nursing organizations with programs that offer a portfolio assessment certification or an assessment-based certificate program may now earn ABSNC accreditation as a highly desirable distinction to validate the quality of these specialty programs.

    A portfolio assessment is a purposeful collection of materials that authentically document the candidate’s knowledge, skills, understanding, and application of professional nursing practice and theory in a defined specialty area. The portfolio should include candidate self-reflection that demonstrates his or her metacognitive ability.

    An assessment-based certificate program is a non-degree granting program that provides evidence-based education on a narrow subset of knowledge and skills that adds value to the clinician and the healthcare consumer. A certificate is awarded on completion of the education program and successful performance on an outcomes-based assessment, not for attendance only.

    Read the full press release here: New Accreditation Standards For Portfolio Assessment and Assessment-Based Certificate Programs

  • 2 Dec 2016 12:25 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)
    BIRMINGHAM, AL (December 1, 2016) —The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification, Inc. (ABSNC), announced it has granted reaccreditation to the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC) for the CDN and CNN certification programs.

    ABSNC accreditation is a peer-reviewed mechanism that allows nursing certifying organizations to obtain program accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the highest quality standards in the industry.

    Read the full press release here: Reaccreditation for the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission

  • 2 Dec 2016 12:24 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    BIRMINGHAM, AL (December 1, 2016) — The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification, Inc. (ABSNC), announced it has granted accreditation to the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC) for the CCHT certification program.

    ABSNC accreditation is a peer-reviewed mechanism that allows nursing certifying organizations to obtain program accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the highest quality standards in the industry.

    Read the full press release here: Accreditation to the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission

  • 16 Nov 2016 12:23 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    BIRMINGHAM, AL (October 27, 2016) —The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification, Inc. (ABSNC), announced it has granted accreditation to the National Certification Corporation (NCC) for the NNP and WHCNP certification programs.

    Read the full press release here: Reaccreditation for National Certification Corporation

  • 16 Nov 2016 12:22 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    BIRMINGHAM, AL (October 27, 2016) —The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification, Inc. (ABSNC), announced it has granted reaccreditation to the Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation (INCC) for the CRNI® certification program.

    Read the full press release here: Reaccreditation for Infusion Nurses Certification Program

  • 24 Jun 2016 12:21 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    AURORA, OH (June 20, 2016) —The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification, Inc. (ABSNC) announced it has granted reaccreditation to the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board for the CWOCN®, CWCN®, COCN®, CCCN® and CWON® credentials.

    Read the full press release here: WOCNCB Reaccreditation

  • 7 Jun 2016 12:19 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    AURORA, OH (June 6, 2016) – The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification, Inc. (ABSNC) announced it has granted reaccreditation to the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI) for the CNOR® credential.

    Read the full press release here: CCI Reaccreditation

  • 27 Apr 2016 12:17 PM | Robert Ranieri (Administrator)

    AURORA, OH (April 27, 2016) – Click here to view an updated version of the Spring 2016 Quarterly Newsletter.

    In this Issue:

    ABNS News & Announcements

    • The Value of Certification: Building the Business Case for Certification
    • ABNS Announces New Leadership in 2016
    • ABNS Congratulates the Award Recipients
    • Recognition of Member Anniversaries and Milestones
    • Save the Date for Fall Assembly meeting
    • ABNS Launches New Award in Honor of Bonnie Niebuhr, MS, CAE

     

    ABSNC News & Announcements

    • ABSNC Elects Two New Board Members
    • Call for Public Comment on newly created Accreditation Standards for Assessment‐Based Certificate Programs
    • Helpful Tips for Submitting an Accreditation Application

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Regarding Verification of Credentials
ABNS and ABSNC do not verify certification credentials of individual certified nurses. To verify a credential, contact the certifying agency that granted the credential. ABNS and ABSNC do not administer certification programs.

This website contains information specific to specialty nursing certification and is not intended or designed to give medical or nursing advice.

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