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

Approved Certification Programs


Name of Certifying Organization
Accredited Certification Program(s) Accreditation Expiration Date
AANPCB
(American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board)
ANP Adult Nurse Practitioner
FNP Family Nurse Practitioner
A-GNP Adult-Gero Primary Nurse Practitioner
October 2017
October 2017
December 2018
ABCGN
(American Board for Certification of Gastroenterology Nurses)
CGRN February 2018
ABNN
(American Board of Neuroscience Nursing)
CNRN®
SCRN®
July 2022
July 2019
ABPANC, Inc.
(American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc.)
CPAN®
CAPA®
April 2019
April 2019
AHNCC
(American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Center)
HNB-BC
AHN-BC
APHN-BC
NC-BC
HN-BC
October 2019
October 2019
October 2019
October 2019
October 2019
ALNCCB
(American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board)
LNCC® August 2019
ANCC
(American Nurses Credentialing Center)
NURSE PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATIONS:
FNP-BC Family Nurse Practitioner
PPCNP-BC Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
PMHNP-BC Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

January 2022
January 2022
January 2022


AGACNP-BC Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
AGPCNP-BC Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
March 2019

June 2019


CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST CERTIFICATIONS:
PMHCNS-BC Psychiatric-Adult CNS
PMHCNS-BC Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Mental Health CNS
ACNS-BC Adult Health CNS
PCNS-BC Pediatric CNS
AGCNS-BC   Adult-Gerontology CNS

November 2017
November 2017

November 2017
November 2017
April 2022

REGISTERED NURSE CERTIFICATIONS - RN-BC:
Nursing Case Management
Ambulatory Care Nurse
Pain Management

December 2018
December 2018
December 2018
Medical-Surgical Nurse
Pediatric Nurse
Gerontological Nurse
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse
Cardiac/Vascular Nurse
Informatics Nurse
Nursing Professional Development
January 2019
January 2019
January 2019
January 2019
January 2019
April 2019
April 2019

REGISTERED NURSE CERTIFICATIONS - Nurse Executive
NE-BC Nurse Executive
NEA-BC Nurse Executive, Advanced

April 2019
April 2019
BCEN
(Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing)
CEN®
CFRN®
CPEN®
February 2022
August 2022
May 2020
CCI
(Competency & Credentialing Institute)
CNOR®
CSSM®
March 2021
October 2022
HPCC
(Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center)
CHPN®
ACHPN®
February 2022
February 2022
INCC
(Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation)
CRNI® October 2021
MSNCB
(Medical Surgical Nursing Certification Board)
CMSRN® January 2019
NBCRNA
(National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists)
CRNA
NSPM-C
July 2022
August 2022
NBCSN
(National Board of Certification of School Nurses)
NCSN® May 2018
NCC
(National Certification Corporation)
NNP Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
WHCNP Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner
October 2021
NNCC
(Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission)
CNN
CDN
CCHT
January 2021
January 2021
November 2021
ONCB®
Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board
ONC®
ONP-C®
OCNS-C®
January 2023
January 2023
January 2018
RNCB
(Radiologic Nursing Certification Board)
CRN® July 2018
RNCB
(Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board)
CRRN® August 2022
WOCNCB
(Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Certification Board)
CWOCN®
CWCN®
COCN®
CCCN®
CWON®
March 2021
March 2021
March 2021
March 2021
March 2021
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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
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Felicia Lembesis, CAE
ABSNC Executive Director

Mary Prendergast
ABSNC Program Coordinator

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