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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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