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Continuing Education - ASBN Approved Certifications

The certifications listed below meet the continuing education criteria for license renewal. Any certification accepted for advanced practice licensure also meets the CE requirement for license renewal. Unless appropriately licensed, the Nurse Practice Act of Arkansas restricts the use of certain credentials such as C.R.N.A. or C.N.S.

Practice Area

Certifying Body

Credentials

RN/LPN

General

American Nurses Credentialing Center
1-800-284-2378
www.nursecredentialing.org

All

RN

Addiction

International Nurses Society on Addictions
1-919-821-1292
www.intnsa.org

CARN
 CARN-AP

RN

Administration

National Associate Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care
1-800-222-0539
www.nadona.org

CDONA/LTC

RN

Anesthesia

Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists
1-847-692-7050 x3092
www.aana.com

CRNA

RN

American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing
1-800-622-7262
www.cpancapa.org

CPAN (post-anesthesia)
 CAPA (ambulatory perianesthesia)

RN

Critical Care

American Association of Critical Care Nurses Certification Corporation
1-800-899-2226
www.certcorp.org

CCRN (adult, neonatal, pediatric)

RN

Case Management

Commission for Case Management Certification
1-847-818-0292
www.ccmcertification.org

CCM

RN/LPN

Diabetes

 

American Association of Diabetes Educators
1-800-338-3633
www.aadenet.org

BC-ADM

RN

National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators
1-847-228-9795
www.ncbde.org

CDE

RN

Arkansas State Board of Nursing – Diabetes Self-Management Educator
1-501-686-2700
www.arsbn.org

None

RN

Disability

Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association
1-800-888-6733
www.ddna.org

CDDN
 DDC

RN
 LPN

Education

National League for Nursing
1-800-669-1656
www.nln.org

CNE

RN

Emergency

Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing
1-800-900-9659 x2630
www.ena.org/BCEN

CEN
 CFRN

RN

Forensic

International Association of Forensic Nurses
1-856-256-2425
www.forensicnurse.org

SANE-A

RN

Gastroenterology

Certifying Board of Gastroenterology Nurses & Associates
1-800-245-7462
www.cbgna.org

CGRN
 CGN

RN
 LPN

Gerontology

National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses
1-919-779-0046
www.nflpn.org

GC

LPN

Healthcare Quality

Healthcare Quality Certification Board
1-800-346-4722
www.cphq.org

CPHQ

RN
 LPN

HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board
1-800-260-6780
www.hancb.org/certification/

ACRN

RN

Holistic

American Holistic Nurses’ Certification Corporation
1-877-284-0998
www.ahna.org/edu/certification.html

HNC

RN

Hospice & Palliative

National Board for Certification of Hospice & Palliative Nurses
1-412-787-9301
www.hpna.org/

CHPN

RN/LPN

Infection Control

Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology
1-913-599-4174
www.cbic.org

CIC

RN

Infusion

Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation
1-800-434-4622
www.ins1.org/certify2.htm

CRNI

RN

National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses
1-919-779-0046
www.nflpn.org

IVC

LPN

Legal Nurse Consulting

American Legal Nurse Consultant
1-877-402-2562
www.aalnc.org

LNCC

RN

Long Term Care

 

National Association for Practical Nurse Education & Service
1-301-588-2491
www.napnes.org

CLTC

LPN

National Associate Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care
1-800-222-0539
www.nadona.org

CDONA/LTC

RN

Managed Care

American Board of Managed Care Nursing
1-804-527-1905
www.abmcn.org

CMCN

RN/LPN

Medical/Surgical 

Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses
1-866-877-AMSN
www.medsurgnurse.org

CMSRN

RN

Nephrology

Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission
1-888-884-6622
www.nncc-exam.org

CDN
 CNN

RN
 RN (BSN)

Nephrology

Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing & Technology
1-913-541-9077
www.goamp.com/bonent

CHN, CPDN

RN/LPN

Neuroscience

American Board of Neuroscience Nursing
1-847-375-4733
www.abnncertification.org

ABNN, CNRN

RN

Nurse Practitioner

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
1-512-442-5202
www.aanp.org

NP-C

RN

Occupational Health

American Board for Occupational Health Nurses
1-888-842-2646
www.abohn.org

COHN
 COHN-S
 COHN/CM (case manager)

RN
 RN(BSN)

Oncology Nursing

Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
1-877-769-6622
www.oncc.org

OCN
 AOCN (advanced)
 CPON (pediatric)

RN

Ophthalmic

National Certifying Board for Ophthalmic Registered Nurses
www.asorn.org

CRNO

RN

Orthopedic

Orthopedic Nurses Certification Board
1-888-561-6622

ONC

RN

Otorhinolaryngology

National Certifying board for Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses
1-386-428-1695
 www.sohnnurse.com

CORLN

RN

Pain Management

American Academy of Pain Management
 1-888-342-7766
www.aspmn.org

FAAPM

RN

Pediatric

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
1-888-641-2767
www.pncb.org

CPN
 CPNP (nurse practitioner)

RN

Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
1-877-769-6622
www.oncc.org

CPON

RN

Pharmacology

National Association for Practical Nurse Education & Service
1-301-588-2491
www.napnes.org

NCP

LPN

Plastic Surgery

American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses
1-678-966-3065
info@aspsn.org

CPSN

RN

Radiology

Radiologic Nursing Certification Board
1-866-486-2762
www.arna.net

CRN

RN

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board
1-800-229-7530
www.rehabnurse.org/index5.htm

CRRN
 CRRN-A (advanced)

RN
 (master, doctorate)

School Nurses

National Board for Certification of School Nurses (NCSN)
1-888-776-2481
www.nbcsn.org

NBCSN

RN

Stroke
Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN)
1-888-557-2266
www.abnncertification.org 
SCRN
RN

Surgery

 

Certification Board of Perioperative Nursing
1-888-257-2667
www.certboard.org

CNOR
 CRNFA

RN
 RN (BSN)

Association of Surgical Technologist
1-303-694-9130
www.ast.org

CST
 CFA

RN/LPN

Transplant Coordinators

American Board of Transplant Coordinators
1-913-599-0198
www.abtc.net

CCTC, CPTC

RN/LPN

Urology

Certification Board for Urologic Nurses & Associates
1-856-256-2351
www.suna.org

CURN
 CUNP
 CUCNS
 CUA

RN
 RN-NP
 RN-CNS
 LPN

Wound/Ostomy

 

Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Certification Board
1-888-496-2622
www.wocncb.org

CCCN
 COCN
 CWCN
 CWOCN

RN

American Academy of Wound Management
1-202-521-0368
www.aawm.org

CWS

RN

Women’s Health

American College of Nurse-Midwives Certification Council
1-202-728-9860
www.acnm.org

CNM

RN

National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecological & Neonatal Nursing Specialties
 1-312-951-0207
www.nccnet.org

RNC

RN

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