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Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing

August 2012, Volume 31 Number 4 , p 241 - 243 [FREE]

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Are you planning to become certified or recertified in your specialty? Many of the Web sites list test locations and schedules and offer newsletters. Keep this chart (or post it at work).American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Certification CorpCertification: ACNP, CCNS, CCRNWeb site: www.certcorp.org E-mail: certcorp@aacn.orgPhone: 1-800-899-2226Fax: 949-362-2020American Board for Occupational Health NursesCertification: COHN, COHN-S, COHN/CM, COHN-S/CMWeb site: www.abohn.org/certif.htm E-mail: info@ABOHN.orgPhone: 1-888-842-2646Fax: 630-789-8901American Association of Neuroscience NursingCertification: CNRNWeb site: www.aann.org (click on ABNN and the CNRN Credential)E-mail: info@aann.orgPhone: 847-375-4733Fax: 847-375-6333American Board of Perianesthesia NursingCertification, IncCertification: CAPA, CPANWeb site: www.cpancapa.org E-mail: abpanc@proexam.orgPhone: 1-800-622-7262Fax: 212-367-4256American Holistic Nurses' Certification CorpCertification: HNCWeb site: www.ahna.org/edu/certification.html

 

Are you planning to become certified or recertified in your specialty? Many of the Web sites list test locations and schedules and offer newsletters. Keep this chart (or post it at work).

 

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Certification Corp

 

Certification: ACNP, CCNS, CCRN

 

Web site: http://www.certcorp.org

 

E-mail: certcorp@aacn.org

 

Phone: 1-800-899-2226

 

Fax: 949-362-2020

 

American Board for Occupational Health Nurses

 

Certification: COHN, COHN-S, COHN/CM, COHN-S/CM

 

Web site: http://www.abohn.org/certif.htm

 

E-mail: info@ABOHN.org

 

Phone: 1-888-842-2646

 

Fax: 630-789-8901

 

American Association of Neuroscience Nursing

 

Certification: CNRN

 

Web site: http://www.aann.org (click on ABNN and the CNRN Credential)

 

E-mail: info@aann.org

 

Phone: 847-375-4733

 

Fax: 847-375-6333

 

American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing

 

Certification, Inc

 

Certification: CAPA, CPAN

 

Web site: http://www.cpancapa.org

 

E-mail: abpanc@proexam.org

 

Phone: 1-800-622-7262

 

Fax: 212-367-4256

 

American Holistic Nurses' Certification Corp

 

Certification: HNC

 

Web site: http://www.ahna.org/edu/certification.html

 

E-mail: HNCC@flash.net

 

Phone: 1-877-284-0998

 

American Nurses Credentialing Center

 

Certification: RN,C; RN,CNA; RN,CNAA; RN,CS; RN,BC; APRN,BC

 

Web site: http://www.nursingworld.org

 

E-mail: ANCC@ana.org

 

Phone: 1-800-284-2378

 

Association of Clinical Research Professionals

 

Certification: CCRC, CCRA

 

Web site: acrpnet.org

 

E-mail: Ronnie@acrpnet.org

 

Phone: 703-254-8100

 

Fax: 703-254-8101

 

Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing

 

Certification: CEN, CFRN

 

Web site: http://www.ena.org/BCEN

 

E-mail: bcen@ena.org

 

Phone: 1-800-243-8362

 

Fax: 847-460-2631

 

Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc

 

Certification: CIC

 

Web site: http://www.cbic.org

 

E-mail: info@cbic.org

 

Phone: 202-454-2550

 

Fax: 202-789-1899

 

Certification Board Perioperative Nursing

 

Certification: CNOR, CRNFA

 

Web site: http://www.certboard.org

 

Phone: 1-888-257-2667

 

Fax: 303-695-8464

 

Certifying Board of Gastroenterology

 

Nurses and Associates, Inc

 

Certification: CGN, CGRN

 

Web site: http://www.cbgna.org

 

E-mail: info@cbgna.org

 

Phone: 1-800-245-SGNA

 

Fax: 410-418-4805

 

Infusion Nurses Certification Corp

 

Certification: CRNI

 

Web site: http://www.ins1.org/certification

 

E-mail: Julie.smiley@ins1.org

 

Phone: 1-800-434-INCC

 

Fax: 781-440-9409

 

National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses

 

Certification: CHPN

 

Web site: http://www.nbchpn.org

 

E-mail: nbchpn@hpna.org

 

Phone: 412-787-9301

 

Fax: 412-787-9305

 

National Board for Certification of School Nurses, Inc

 

Certification: NCSN

 

Web site: http://www.nbscn.com

 

E-mail: nbcsn@nbscn.com

 

Phone: 207-883-2117

 

Fax: 207-883-2683

 

National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators

 

Certification: CDE

 

Web site: http://www.ncbde.org

 

Phone: 847-228-9795

 

Fax: 847-228-8469

 

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

 

Certification: CPNO

 

Web site: http://www.napnap.org

 

E-mail: info@napnap.org

 

Phone: 1-856-857-9700

 

Fax: 1-856-857-1600

 

National Certification Corp for the Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing Specialties

 

Certification: RNC

 

Web site: http://www.nccnet.org

 

Phone: 312-951-0207

 

Fax: 312-951-9475

 

National Certifying Board for Ophthalmic Registered Nurses

 

Certification: CRNO

 

Web site: webeye.ophth.uiowa.edu/asorn/certif.htm

 

Phone: 415-561-8513

 

Fax: 415-561-8531

 

National Certifying Board of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nursing

 

Certification: CORLN

 

Web site: http://www.sohnnurse.com

 

E-mail: sohnnet@aol.com

 

Phone: 386-428-1695

 

Fax: 386-423-7566

 

Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission

 

Certification: CNN, CDN, CCHT

 

Web site: http://nncc-exam.org

 

E-mail: nncc@ajj.com

 

Phone: 1-888-884-NNCC

 

Fax: 856-589-7463

 

Oncology Nursing Certification Corp

 

Certification: AOCN, CPON, OCN

 

Web site: http://www.oncc.org

 

E-mail: oncc@ons.org

 

Phone: 1-877-769-ONCC

 

Fax: 412-928-0926

 

Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board

 

Certification: ONC

 

Web site: http://www.oncb.org

 

E-mail: oncb@oncb.org

 

Phone: 888-561-ONCB

 

Fax: 856-589-7463

 

Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board

 

Certification: CPSN

 

Web site: http://www.aspsn.org

 

E-mail: aspsn@puetzamc.com

 

Phone: 856-256-2341

 

Fax: 856-589-7463

 

Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board

 

Certification: CRRN, CRRN-A

 

Web site: http://www.rehabnurse.org

 

E-mail: info@rehabnurse.org

 

Phone: 1-800-229-7530

 

Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Certification Board

 

Certification: CCCN, COCN, CWCN, CWOCN

 

Web site: http://www.wocncb.org

 

E-mail: helen@wocncb.org

 

Phone: 1-888-496-2622

 

Fax: 949-376-3456

 

To add or change a listing, e-mail the editor at vmiracle@aol.com

 

Adapted from: Guide to nursing certification organizations: specialty certification organizations. Dimens Crit Care Nurses. 2004;23(6):276-277.