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APRN Certifying Organizations Recognized by the Board of Registration in Nursing

To apply for Board APRN authorization, you must have a current APRN certification from a national certification organization recognized by the Board.

Certifying Organizations Recognized by the Board

For Nurse Practitioners

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

  • Adult – Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (exam retired; renewal only)
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner (exam retired; renewal only)

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

  • Adult – Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric – Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult – Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (exam retires 12/31/18, last day to test 12/31/19, then renewal only)
  • School Nurse Practitioner (exam retired; renewal only)
  • Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (exam retired; renewal only)
  • Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (exam retired; renewal only)
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner (exam retired; renewal only)
  • Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (exam retired; renewal only)

National Certification Corporation  (NCC)

  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board  (PNCB)

  • Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

American Association of Critical Care Nurses Certification Corporation  (AACN)

  • Adult - Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (exam retired, renewal only)

For Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialists

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

  • Adult Psychiatric – Mental Health (exam retired; renewal only)
  • Child Adolescent Psychiatric and Mental Health (exam retired; renewal only)

For Nurse Midwives

American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB)

For Nurse Anesthetists

National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA)

For Clinical Nurse Specialists

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

  • Adult – Gerontology
  • Gerontological (exam retired; renewal only)
  • Home Health (exam retired; renewal only)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist Core Exam (exam retired; renewal only)
  • Adult Health (exam retired; renewal only)
  • Pediatric (exam retired; renewal only)
  • Public/Community Health (exam retired; renewal only)

American Association of Critical Care Nurses Certification Corporation  (AACN)

  • Acute Care Adult - Gerontology
  • Acute Care – Neonatal
  • Acute Care – Pediatric
  • Acute and Critical Care – Neonatal (exam retired; renewal only)
  • Acute and Critical Care – Pediatric (exam retired; renewal only)
  • Acute and Critical Care – Adult (exam retired; renewal only)
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