1 Neonatal, Diabetes Educator, Adult Critical Care, Medical 0 Surgical&.the list of RN specialties is long and varied. Licensed RNs can choose from over 50 different specialties. Specialty certification signifies personal growth and professional achievement, and it may contribute to career advancement.
RNs gain their specialty knowledge through extensive clinical experience, formal coursework, self 0 study, and continuing education. Certification by examination provides formal recognition of the nurse's expertise. Certification is awarded through the American Nurses Credentialing Center or individual specialty organizations (see list pages 2 0 5.) For certification awarded from the ANCC, there are two major levels of ... more. less.
credentialing: Certified (RN, C), and Board Certified (RN, BC).<br><br> The advanced practice credential, APRN, BC , has been approved for nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists. The advanced practice nurse can use this credential or attach the BC (Board Certified) component to the designation required by the state in which she/he practices. For more information visit the American Nurses Credentialing Center RN Specialty Certification Nursing 2000 9302 N.<br><br> Meridian St., Suite 365 Indianapolis, IN 46260 317.574.1325 www.nursing2000inc.org 2 SPECIALTY ORGANIZATION CERTIFICATION GENERAL Forensic Nurse (SANE 0 A) (SANE 0 P) www.forensicnurse.org Genetics (APNG) (GCN) www.geneticnurse.org Healthcare Quality www.cphq.org Infection Control (CIC) www.cbic.org Managed Care Nurse www.abmcn.org Pain Management (FAAPM) www.aapainmanage.org NURSING ADMINISTRATION Nursing Director (CNDLTC) www.padona.com Nursing Administration 4Long Term Care (CDONAL/LTC) www.anadona.org Legal Nurse Consulting www.aalnc.org PSYCHIATRIC/MENTAL HEALTH Addictions Nursing (CARN) www.intnsa.org Developmental Disabilities Nurse (CDDN) www.ddna.org COMMUNITY HEALTH Holistic Nursing (HN 0 BC) (AHN 0 BC) www.ahncc.org Occupational Health Nursing (cohn, cohn 0 s) Occupation Health Nurse Case Manager (COHN/CM) (COHN 0 S/CM) www.abohn.org School Nursing (NCSN) www.nbcsn.com Transcultural Nursing www.tcns.org MEDICA L Dermatology Nurse Certified (DNC) www.dnanurse.org Diabetes Educators (CDE) www.ncbde.org Gastroenterology (CGN, CGRN) www.cbgna.org 3 HIV/AIDS Nursing (ACRN) www.anacnet.org Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN) www.nbchpn.org Infusion Nursing (CRNI) www.ins1.org Medical 0 Surgical Nurse (CMSRN) www.medsurgnurse.org Nephrology Nursing (CHN) (CPDN) www.bonent.org Nephrology Nursing (CNN) (CDN) www.nncc 0 exam.org Neuroscience Nursing (CNRN) www.aann.org Nutrition Support (CNSN) www.nutritioncertify.org Oncology Nursing (OCN) www.oncc.org Rehabilitation Nursing (CCRN) www.rehabnurse.org Urology Nursing (CURN) www.suna.org PERIOPERATIVE Perianesthesia Nursing (CPAN) (CAPA) www.cpancapa.org Perioperative Nursing (CNOR) www.certboard.org RN First Assistant Role (CRNFA) www.certboard.org CRITICAL CARE/EMERGENCY Adult Critical 0 Care Nursing (CCRN) www.certboard.org Emergency Nursing (CEN) www.ena.org Flight Nursing (CFRN) www.ena.org Transport Nursing (CTRN) www.ena.org SURGICAL Medical 0 Surgical Nurse (CMSRN) www.medsurgnurse.org Opthalmic Nursing (CRNO) www.asorn.org 4 Orthopaedic Nursing (ONC) www.orthonurse.org Otorhinolaryngology and Head 0 Neck Nurse (CORLN) www.sohnnurse.com Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nursing (CPSN) www.aspsn.org Transplant Nurse (CCTN, CPTC, CCTC) www.abtc.net Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing (CWCN, COCN, CCCN, CWOCN, CWON, CFCN) www.wocncb.org PEDIATRIC General Pediatric Nursing (CPN) www.pncb.org Pediatric Critical 0 Care Nursing (CCRN) www.certboard.org Childbirth Educators (LCCE) www.lamaze.org Inpatient Obstetric Nurse (RNC) www.nccnet.org Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) www.iblce.org Low 0 Risk Neonatal Nurse (RNC) www.nccnet.org Maternal Newborn Nurse (RNC) www.nccnet.org Neonatal Critical 0 Care Nursing (CCRN) www.certboard.org Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse (RNC) www.nccnet.org Pediatric Oncology (CPON) www.oncc.org ADVANCED PRACTICE Nurse Midwife www.accmidwife.org Nurse Anesthetist www.aana.com Acute and Critical Care; Adult, Neonatal or Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist (CCNS) www.certcorp.org Orthopaedic Clinical Nurse Specialist (OSNS 0 C) www.oncb.org Advanced Oncology Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist (AOCNS) www.oncc.org 5 Urologic Clinical Nurse Specialist (CUCNS) www.suna.org American Academy of Nurse Practitioners www.aanp.org Advanced Oncology Nurse Practitioner (AOCNP) www.oncc.org Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner (ONP 0 C) www.oncb.org Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (RNC) www.nccnet.org Nephrology Nurse Practitioner (CNN 0 NP) www.nncc 0 exam.org Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP 0 PC) www.pncb.org Urologic Nurse Practitioner (CUNP) www.suna.org Women 9s Health Care Nurse Practitioner (RNC) www.nccnet.org