Nursing Pathways

List of Certifications

Advice/Call Nursing

Certification

Certification
Abbreviation

Granting Certification
Organization

Ambulatory Care Nurse

RN-BC

American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC)

 

Critical Care Nursing

Certification

Certification Abbreviation

Granting Certification Organization

Certified Critical Care Nurse

CCRN

American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)

Cardiac Vascular Nurse

RN-BC

American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Cardiac Surgery Subspecialty Certification

CSC

American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)

Cardiac Medicine Subspecialty Certification

CMC

American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)

Progressive Care Nursing Certification

PCCN

American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)

 

Dermatology Nursing

Certification

Certification Abbreviation

Granting Certification Organization

Dermatology Nurse Certified

DNC

Dermatology Nurses' Association (DNC)

 

Diabetes Education

Certification

Certification Abbreviation

Granting Certification Organization

Certified Diabetes Educator

CDE

National Certification Board for Diabetes Education (NCBDE)

 

Emergency Nursing

Certification

Certification Abbreviation

Granting Certification Organization

Certified Emergency Nurse

CEN

Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN)

 

Gastroenterology Nursing

Certification

Certification Abbreviation

Granting Certification Organization

Certified Gastroenterology Nurse

CGRN

Certifying Board of Gastroenterology Nurses (CBGN)

 

Gerontology Nursing

Certification

Certification Abbreviation

Granting Certification Organization

Registered Nurse, Certified

RN-BC

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

 

Heart Cath Laboratory

Certification

Certification Abbreviation

Granting Certification Organization

Cardiac Medicine Certification

CMC

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

 

Home Health Nursing

Certification

Certification Abbreviation

Granting Certification Organization

Home Health Nurse Certification

HHNC

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Identified through Home Healthcare Nurses Association

 

Hospice Nursing

Certification

Certification Abbreviation

Granting Certification Organization

Certified Hospice and Palliative

CHPN

National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses
(NBCHPN)

 

Infusion Nursing

Certification

Certification Abbreviation

Granting Certification Organization

Vascular Access- Board Certified

VA-BC

Association for Vascular Access (AVA)

Certified Registered Nurse Infusion

CRNI

Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation (INCC)

 

Intermediate Care Nursing

Certification

Certification Abbreviation

Granting Certification Organization

Progressive Care Certified Nurse

PCCN

American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)

 

Lactation Nursing

Certification

Certification Abbreviation

Granting Certification Organization

Certified Lactation Consultant

IBCLC

International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE)

 

Medical-Surgical Nursing

Certification

Certification Abbreviation

Granting Certification Organization

Registered Nurse, Certified

RN-BC

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Certified Med-Surg RN

CMSRN

Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses Certification Board (MSNCB)

 

Maternal Child Health Nursing

Certification

Certification Abbreviation

Granting Certification Organization

Certified Inpatient Obstetrics Nurse

RNC- OB

National Certification Corporation (NCC)

 

Neonatal Nursing

Certification

Certification Abbreviation

Granting Certification Organization

Certified Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse

RNC- NIC

National Certification Corp (NCC)

 

Nephrology Nursing

Certification

Certification Abbreviation

Granting Certification Organization

Certified Hemodialysis Nurse

CHN

Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and Technology (BONENT)

Certified Peritoneal Dialysis Nurse

CPN

Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and Technology (BONENT)

Certified Nephrology Nurse

CNN CDN

Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC)

 

Neuroscience Nurse

Certification

Certification Abbreviation

Granting Certification Organization

Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse

CNRN

American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN)

 

Oncology Nursing

Certification

Certification Abbreviation

Granting Certification Organization

Oncology Certified Nurse

OCN

Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC)

Certified Pediatric Oncology

CPON

Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC)

 

Orthopedic Nursing

Certification

Certification Abbreviation

Granting Certification Organization

Orthopedic Nurse Certified

ONC

Orthopedic Nurses Certification Board (ONCB)

 

Pediatric Nursing

Certification

Certification Abbreviation

Granting Certification Organization

Registered Nurse, Certified

RN- BC

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

 

Peri-Operative Nursing

Certification

Certification Abbreviation

Granting Certification Organization

Certified Nursing Operating Room

CNOR

Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI)

Certified Post Anesthesia Registered Nurse

CPAN

American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc. (ABPANC)

RN First Assist

CRNFA

Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI)

Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse

CAPA

American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc. (ABPANC)

 

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

Certification

Certification Abbreviation

Granting Certification Organization

Registered Nurse, Certified

RN- BC

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

 

Radiological Nursing

Certification

Certification Abbreviation

Granting Certification Organization

Certified Radiological Nurse

CRN

American Radiological Nursing Association (ARNA)

 

Rehabilitation Nursing

Certification

Certification Abbreviation

Granting Certification Organization

Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse

CRRN

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN)

 

Urologic Nursing

Certification

Certification Abbreviation

Granting Certification Organization

Certified Urologic Certified Nurse

CURN

Society of Urologic Nursing Association - (SUNA)

 

Women's Health Nursing

Certification

Certification Abbreviation

Granting Certification Organization

Maternal Newborn Nurse

RNC-MNN

National Certification Corporation (NCC)

Inpatient Obstetric Nurse

RNC-OB

National Certification Corporation (NCC)

 

Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing

Certification

Certification Abbreviation

Granting Certification Organization

Certified Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse

CWOCN

Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNC)

Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse

CWON

WOCNC

Certified Wound Care Nurse

CWCN

WOCNC

Certified Ostomy Care Nurse

COCN

WOCNC

Certified Continence Care Nurse

CCCN

WOCNC

Certified Foot Care Nurse

CFCN

WOCNC

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