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ASBN - Approved Certifications

The certifications listed below meet the continuing education criteria for license renewal. Any certification accepted for advanced practice licensure also meets the CE requirement for license renewal. Unless appropriately licensed, the Nurse Practice Act of Arkansas restricts the use of certain credentials such as C.R.N.A. or C.N.S.

Practice Area Certifying Body Credentials RN/LPN

General

American Nurses Credentialing Center
www.nursecredentialing.org
All RN

Addiction

International Nurses Society on Addictions
www.intnsa.org
CARN
 CARN-AP
RN

Administration

National Associate Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care
www.nadona.org
CDONA/LTC RN
Anesthesia

Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists
www.aana.com

American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing
www.cpancapa.org

CPAN (post-anesthesia)
 CAPA (ambulatory perianesthesia)
RN

Critical Care

American Association of Critical Care Nurses Certification Corporation
www.aacn.org
PCCN (adult, neonatal, pediatric) RN

Case Management

Commission for Case Management Certification
www.ccmcertification.org
CCM RN/LPN
Diabetes

American Association of Diabetes Educators
www.aadenet.org

Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education
https://www.cbdce.org

Arkansas State Board of Nursing – Diabetes Self-Management Educator
www.arsbn.org

BC-ADM

 

 

CDCES

 

 

None

 

RN

 

 

RN

 

 

RN

 

Disability

Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association
www.ddna.org
CDDN
 DDC
RN
 LPN

Education

National League for Nursing
www.nln.org
CNE RN
Emergency Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing
https://home.pearsonvue.com/bcen
CEN
 CFRN
RN
Forensic International Association of Forensic Nurses
https://www.forensicnurses.org/
SANE-A RN
Gastroenterology American Board of Certification for Gastro Nurses
www.abcgn.org
CGRN
 CGN
RN
 LPN

Healthcare Quality

National Association for Healthcare Quality
www.nahq.org
CPHQ RN
 LPN

HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board
http://www.hancb.org/Index/about_us.php
ACRN RN

Holistic

American Holistic Nurses’ Certification Corporation
https://www.ahncc.org/
HNC RN

Hospice & Palliative

National Board for Certification of Hospice & Palliative Nurses
www.hpna.org/
CHPN RN/LPN

Infection Control

Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology
www.cbic.org
CIC RN

Infusion

Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation
https://www.Ins1.org

CRNI

RN

Legal Nurse Consulting

American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
www.aalnc.org
LNCC RN

Long Term Care


 

National Association for Practical Nurse Education & Service
www.napnes.org

National Associate Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care
www.nadona.org

CLTC

 

 

 

CDONA/LTC

LPN

 

 

 

RN

Managed Care

American Board of Managed Care Nursing
www.abmcn.org
CMCN RN/LPN

Medical/Surgical 

Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses
https://www.amsn.org/
CMSRN RN

Nephrology

Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission
www.nncc-exam.org

CDN
CNN

RN
RN(BSN)

Neuroscience American Board of Neuroscience Nursing
www.abnncertification.org
ABNN, CNRN RN

Nurse Practitioner

American Academy Association of Nurse Practitioners
www.aanp.org

NP-C

RN

Occupational Health

American Board for Occupational Health Nurses
www.abohn.org
COHN
 COHN-S
 COHN/CM (case manager)
RN
 RN(BSN)

Oncology Nursing

Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
www.oncc.org
OCN
 AOCN (advanced)
 CPON (pediatric)
RN

Ophthalmic

National Certifying Board for Ophthalmic Registered Nurses
www.asorn.org
CRNO RN

Orthopedic

Orthopedic Nurses Certification Board
www.oncb.org
ONC RN

Otorhinolaryngology

National Certifying board for Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses
www.sohnnurse.com
CORLN RN

Pain Management

American Society for Pain Management Nursing
www.aspmn.org
FAAPM RN
Pediatric

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
www.pncb.org

Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
www.oncc.org

CPN
 CPNP (nurse practitioner)

 

CPON

RN

 

 

RN

Pharmacology National Association for Practical Nurse Education & Service
www.napnes.org
NCP LPN

Plastic Surgery

American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses
info@aspsn.org
CPSN RN
Progressive Care Certified Nurse (PCCN) Certification https://www.aacn.org/certification/get-certified/pccn-adult PCCN  

Radiology

Radiologic Nursing Certification Board
www.certifiedradiologynurse.org

CRN

RN
Rehabilitation Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board
https://rehabnurse.org/
CRRN
 CRRN-A (advanced)
RN
 (master, doctorate)

School Nurses

National Board for Certification of School Nurses (NCSN)
www.nbcsn.org
NBCSN RN
Stroke Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN)
https://abnncertification.org/
SCRN RN
Surgery

Certification Board of Perioperative Nursing
www.certboard.org

Association of Surgical Technologist
www.ast.org

CNOR
CRNFA

 

CST
CFA

RN
 RN (BSN)

 

RN/LPN

Transplant Coordinators

American Board of Transplant Certification
www.abtc.net

CCTC, CPTC

RN/LPN

Urology Certification Board for Urologic Nurses & Associates
www.suna.org
CURN
CUNP
CUCNS
CUA
RN
RN-NP
RN-CNS
LPN

Wound/Ostomy


 

Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Certification Board
www.wocncb.org

American Academy of Wound Management
www.abwbcertified.org

CCCN
COCN
CWCN
CWOCN

 

CWS

RN

 

 

 

RN

Women’s Health

American College of Nurse-Midwives Certification Council
www.midwife.org

CNM

RN

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