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Certification Credentials

Certification Credentials
The chart below lists the credential for each certification. You may use these credentials if you have met all eligibility criteria and passing either the examination or portfolio assessment; or successfully renewed your certification.

Certification Credential Awarded
Nurse Practitioners
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner ACNP-BC
Adult Nurse Practitioner ANP-BC
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner AGACNP-BC
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner AGPCNP-BC
Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner PMHNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner FNP-BC
Gerontological Nurse Practitioner GNP-BC
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (across the life span) PMHNP-BC
Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner PPCNP-BC
School Nurse Practitioner (retired exam) SNP-BC
Advanced Diabetes Management (specialty certification, retired exam) ADM-BC
Emergency Nurse Practitioner (specialty certification) ENP-BC
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist AGCNS-BC
Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist ACNS-BC
Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist PMHCNS-BC
Child/Adolescent Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist PMHCNS-BC
Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist (retired exam) GCNS-BC
Home Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (retired exam) HHCNS-BC
Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist PCNS-BC
Public/Community Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (retired exam) PHCNS-BC
Advanced Diabetes Management (specialty certification, retired exam) ADM-BC
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Core (specialty certification, retired exam) CNS-BC
Registered Nurses
Ambulatory Care Nursing RN-BC
Cardiac-Vascular Nursing RN-BC
Certified Vascular Nurse (retired exam) RN-BC
College Health Nursing (retired exam) RN-BC
Community Health Nursing (retired exam) RN-BC
Faith Community Nursing RN-BC
Forensic Nursing, Advanced AFN-BC
General Nursing, Practice (retired exam) RN-BC
Genetics Nursing, Advanced AGN-BC
Gerontological Nursing RN-BC
Hemostasis Nursing RN-BC
High-Risk Perinatal Nursing (retired exam) RN-BC
Home Health Nursing (retired exam) RN-BC
Informatics Nursing RN-BC
Medical-Surgical Nursing RN-BC
Nurse Executive NE-BC
Nurse Executive, Advanced NEA-BC
Nursing Case Management RN-BC
Nursing Professional Development RN-BC
Pain Management Nursing RN-BC
Pediatric Nursing RN-BC
Perinatal Nursing (retired exam) RN-BC
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing RN-BC
Public Health Nursing, Advanced PHNA-BC
Rheumatology Nursing RN-BC
School Nursing (retired exam)  RN-BC