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ABSNC Launches New Accreditation Standards For Portfolio Assessment and Assessment-Based Certificate Programs

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

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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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