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  1. Wolf, Patricia


How to navigate specialty certifications


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Are you planning to become certified in your specialty? Or need to recertify? Many of the Web sites list testing locations and schedules and offer newsletters. Keep this chart (or postit at work).

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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Certification Corp.


Certification: PCCN; CCNS; CCRN; CMC-CSC


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


E-mail: certcorp@aacn.org


Phone: 1-800-899-2226


American Association of Neuroscience Nurses


Certification: CNRN


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


E-mail: info@aann.org


Phone: 888-557-2266


Fax: 877-734-8677


American Board for Occupational Health Nurses, Inc.


Certification: COHN; COHN-S; COHN/CM; COHN-S/CM


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


E-mail: info@ABOHN.org


Phone: 1-888-842-2646


Fax: 630-789-8901


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: HN-BC; AHN-BC


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


E-mail: ahncc@flash.net


Phone: 1-877-284-0998


American Nurses Credentialing Center


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


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


E-mail: ANCC@ana.org


Phone: 1-800-284-2378


Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing


Certification: CEN; CFRN


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


E-mail: bcen@ena.org


Phone: 1-800-900-9659, ext. 2630


Fax: 847-460-2631


Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.


Certification: CIC


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


E-mail: cbic-info@goamp.com


Phone: 913-599-4174


Certifying Board of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc.


Certification: CGN; CGRN


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


E-mail: info@cbgna.org


Phone: 1-800-245-7462, Option 3


Fax: 312-673-6723


Competency & Credentialing Institute


Certification: CNOR; CRNFA


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


E-mail: info@cc-institute.org


Phone: 1-888-257-2667


Fax: 303-695-8464


Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association


Certification: LPN, DDC; LVN, DDC; RN, CDDN


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


E-mail: ddnahq@aol.com


Phone: 800-888-6733


Fax: 360-332-2280


Infusion Nurses Certification Corp.


Certification: CRNI


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


E-mail: julie.smiley@ins1.org


Phone: 1-800-434-4622


Fax: 781-440-9409


National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses


Certification: ACHPN; CHPN; CHPLN


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


E-mail: nbchpn@hpna.org


Phone: 412-787-1057


Fax: 412-787-9305


National Board for Certification of School Nurses, Inc.


Certification: NCSN


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


E-mail: certification@nbcsn.com


Phone: 303-663-2329


Fax: 303-663-0403


National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators


Certification: CDE


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


E-mail: info@ncbde.org


Phone: 847-228-9795


Fax: 847-228-8469


National Certification Corp.


Certification: RNC


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


E-mail: bburns@nccnet.org


Phone: 312-951-0207


Fax: 312-951-9475


National Certifying Board for Ophthalmic Registered Nurses


Certification: CRNO


Web site: http://webeye.ophth.uiowa.edu/ASORN/certif.htm


E-mail: asorn@aao.org


Phone: 415-561-8513


Fax: 415-561-8531


National Certifying Board of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses


Certification: CORLN


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


E-mail: info@sohnnnurse.com


Phone: 386-428-1695


Fax: 386-423-7566


Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission


Certification: CNN; CDN; CCHT


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


E-mail: nncc@ajj.com


Phone: 1-888-884-6622


Oncology Nursing Certification Corp.


Certification: AOCNS; CPON; OCN; AOCNP


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


E-mail: oncc@ons.org


Phone: 1-877-769-6622


Fax: 412-859-6168


Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board


Certification: ONC


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


E-mail: oncb@oncb.org


Phone: 888-561-6622


Fax: 803-356-6171


Pediatric Nursing Certification Board


Certification: CPN; CPNP


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


E-mail: pncb@pncb.org


Phone: 1-888-641-2767


Fax: 301-330-1504


Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board


Certification: CPSN


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


E-mail: info@aspsn.org


Phone: 201-217-9083


Fax: 201-217-9785


Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board


Certification: CRRN


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


E-mail: info@rehabnurse.org


Phone: 1-800-229-7530


Fax: 877-734-9384


Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Certification Board


Certification: CCCN; COCN; CWCN; CWOCN


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


E-mail: info@wocncb.org


Phone: 1-888-496-2622


Fax: 414-276-2146