Certification Question

  1. Which certification programs are available and valid for US NP's? Which ones would you recommend? Thank you for your help! :kiss
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  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    making sense of alphabet soup
    nursing credential initials explained
    http://www.resourcenurse.com/rn/career/alphabet


    understanding the nurse practitioner profession (np)


    from ana's aacn: advanced practice
    http://www.nursingworld.org/ancc/cer...ion/exams.html







    certified nurse midwife profession (cnm)http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/e...cle/002000.htm

    american college of nurse-midwives (acnm )
    http://www.accmidwife.org/

    critical care nursing
    http://www.certcorp.org/

    women's health nurse practitioner (ppfa whnp)
    neonatal care nurse practitioner
    http://www.nccnet.org/public/pages/index.cfm?pageid=110

    the american academy of nurse practitioners
    http://www.aanp.org/certification/certification.asp

    advanced oncology nursing certification
    http://www.oncc.org/?p=43007

    national certification board of pediatric nurse practitioners and nurses
    http://www.pncb.org/ptistore/control/index


    california regs:
    http://www.calmis.cahwnet.gov/file/o...e/nursereg.htm
    http://www.rn.ca.gov/policies/pdf/npr-b-23.pdf
    www.rn.ca.gov/policies/policies.htm


    new zeland: http://www.nzno.org.nz/site_default/...ce/default.asp


    as i remember more or locate certification websites, will add here. karen
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on May 23, '04
  4. by   VickyRN
    Thank you, Karen. You are awesome!
  5. by   NRSKarenRN
    Not awsome, just love to READ.
    When I worked telemetry/resp ICU, went for ANA Med Surg certification to prove to myself I could do it and knew my stuff. Think I got .25 cent raise in 80's for certification.

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