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Approved Certification Agencies & Exams for APRN Licensure

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) (www.aanpcert.org)   

* Adult Nurse Practitioner
* Family Nurse Practitioner
* Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) (www.aacn.org)

* Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Adult-Gerontology (ACNPC-AG)



* Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist-Adult-Gerontology (ACCNS-AG)
* Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist-Pediatric (ACCNS-P)
* Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist-Neonatal (ACCNS-N)


American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) (www.accmidwife.org)
* Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (www.nursecredentialing.org)
* Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP-BC)
* Adult-Gerontology Primacy Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP-BC)
* Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC)
* Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PPCNP-BC)
* Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Lifespan) (PMHNP-BC)
* Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AGCNS-BC)
* Pediatric Clincal Nurse Specialist (PCNS-BC)

National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) www.nbcrna.com)

* National Certification Exam (CRNA)


National Certification Corporation (NCC) (www.nccwebsite.org)
* Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
* Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) (www.pncb.org)
* Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Primary Care) (CPNP-PC)
* Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Acute Care) (CPNP-AC)

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