ABNS – American Board of Nursing SpecialtiesABSNC – American Board for Specialty Nursing Certification

ABSNC Accreditation

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The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC), formerly the ABNS Accreditation Council, is the only accrediting body specifically for nursing certification. ABSNC accreditation is a peer-review mechanism that allows nursing certification organizations to obtain accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the highest quality standards available in the industry. Accreditation is available for both ABNS member and non-member organizations.

Since 1991, ABNS recognized and promoted the value of certification through the activities of its Accreditation Council. Because the accreditation standards require a certifying organization to be autonomous from a related member organization, ABNS also created a separate and autonomous accreditation board in 2009. ABSNC continues to promote its mission to seek and recognize high quality specialty nursing and associated certification programs through accreditation.

Learn more about ABSNC with our quick Fact Sheet.

For information on the accreditation application process, please email the ABSNC office at info@ABSNC.org.

For more information on the Value of Accreditation, read our white paper "A Commitment to Quality and Care: The Importance of Accreditation for Certifying Organizations and Their Members." 

Please Note

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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ABNS
3416 Primm Lane
Birmingham, AL 35216 USA
Phone:
205-795-7127
Fax: 205-823-2760
Email

ABSNC
1120 Route 73
Suite 200
Mt Laurel, NJ 08054 USA
Phone:
856-439-9080
Email: info@ABSNC.org
Email

Felicia Lembesis, CAE
ABSNC Executive Director

Mary Prendergast
ABSNC Program Coordinator

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