American Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC)
The American Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC) accredits certification programs that have met the standards set forth on assessment-based certificates, examination-based certificates, and portfolio assessment certificates.
Below are the accredited certification programs with their granting organization, as of February 2020. For most up-to-date information, refer to the ABSNC website.
|Organization||Accredited Certification Program(s)||Minimum Career Level Required|
|American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB)||Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (A-GNP)
Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP)
|American Board for Certification of Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN)||Certified Gastroenterology Registered Nurse (CGRN)||RN|
|American Board of Neuroscience Nursing (ABNN)||Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN®)
Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN®)
|American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc. (ABPANC, Inc.)||Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse (CPAN®)
Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (CAPA®)
|American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Center (AHNCC)||Nurse Coach Board Certified (NC-BC®)
Holistic Nurse Board Certified (HN-BC®)
Holistic Nurse Baccalaureate Board Certified (HNB-BC®)
Advanced Holistic Nurse Board Certified (AHN-BC®)
Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse Board Certified (APHN-BC®)
|NC-BC, HN-BC, HNB-BC, AHN-BC: RN
|American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board (ALNCCB)||Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC®)||RN|
|Addictions Nursing Certification Board (ANCB)||Certified Addictions Registered Nurse (CARN)
Certified Addictions Registered Nurse - Advanced Practice (CARN-AP)
|American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) - Nurse Practitioner Certifications||Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC)
Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PPCNP-BC) Renewal Only
Psychiatric-Mental health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan) (PMHNP-BC)
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP-BC)
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP-BC)
|American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) - Clinical Nurse Specialist Certifications||Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AGCNS-BC)||APRN|
|American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) - Registered Nurse Certifications||Nursing Case Management
Psychiatric Mental Health
Nursing Professional Development
Nurse Executive (NE-BC)
Nurse Executive Advanced (NEA-BC)
|Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN)||Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®)
Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN®)
Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN®)
Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN®)
|Certification Board for Urologic Nurses and Associates (CBUNA)||Certified Urologic Nurse Practitioner (CUNP)||APRN|
|Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI)||Certified Perioperative Nurse (CNOR®)
Certified Surgical Services Manager (CSSM®)
|Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC)||Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN®)
Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (ACHPN®)
|Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation (INCC)||Certified Registered Nurse Infusion (CRNI®)||RN|
|Medical Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB)||Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN®)
Certified in Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCCTM®)
|National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA)||Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
Non-Surgical Pain Management (NSPM-C)
|National Board of Certification of School Nurses (NBCSN)||NCSN®||RN|
|National Certification Corporation (NCC)||Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP)
Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (WHCNP)
|Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC)||Certified Nephrology Nurse (CNN)
Certified Dialysis Nurse (CDN)
Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT)
|CNN and CDN: RN
CCHT: Clinical Hemodialysis Technician Training Program
|Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board (ONCB)||Orthopaedic Nurse Certification (ONC®)
Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner Certification (ONP-C®)
|Radiologic Nursing Certification Board (RNCB)||Certified Radiology Nurse (CRN®)||RN|
|Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board (RNCB), part of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN)||Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN®)||RN|
|Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB)||Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse (CWOCN®)
Certified Wound Care Nurse (CWCN®)
Certified Ostomy Care Nurse (COCN®)
Certified Continence Care Nurse (CCCN®)
Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse (CWON®)
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