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Nursing Resources: Certifications & Crednetialing

Credentialing Information

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA)

http://www.nursecredentialing.org/Certification

Advanced Nursing Practitioner Certifications

Each DNP program will have a different offering of available certification. Please contact the DNP Program Advisor for the school you are interested in attending to learn more about their program.

  • Acute Care NP (ACNP-BC)
  • Adult NP (ANP-BC)
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP (AGACNP-BC)
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP (AGPCNP-BC)
  • Adult Psychiatric–Mental Health NP (PMHNP-BC)
  • Family NP (FNP-BC)
  • Gerontological NP (GNP-BC)
  • Pediatric Primary Care NP (PNP-BC)
  • Psychiatric–Mental Health NP (PMHNP-BC)
  • School NP (retired exam) (SNP-BC)
  • Women’s Health NP (WHNP-BC)

Clinical Nurse Specialist Certifications

Each DNP program will have a different offering of available certification. Please contact the DNP Program Advisor for the school you are interested in attending to learn more about their program.

  • Adult Health CNS (ACNS-BC)
  • Adult-Gerontology CNS (AGCNS-BC)
  • Adult Psychiatric–Mental Health CNS (PMHCNS-BC)
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric–Mental Health CNS (PMHCNS-BC)
  • Gerontological CNS (GCNS-BC)
  • Home Health CNS (HHCNS-BC)
  • Pediatric CNS (PCNS-BC)
  • Public/Community Health CNS (PHCNS-BC)

PhD Minors and Certificates

Two minor options are available: Option A requires a minimum of 9 credits in a single department/major field of study; Option B requires a minimum of 9 credits in one or more departments on campus.There are a number of certificate programs that can be used to fulfill the minor requirement for PhD students. Some examples include:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Consumer Health Advocacy
  • Fundamentals of Clinical Research
  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • Global Health
  • Humans and the Global Environment
  • Patient Safety
  • Prevention and Intervention Science
  • Type 2 Translational Research

To learn about additional certificates, visit the Grad School's webpage and the most current School of Nursing Graduate School handbook.