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Review/Certification Resources for Nurses

This guide contains books and multimedia resources available at Plummer and SMH Staff Library that may be useful when preparing for professional nursing certification exams.

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Nursing Certification Organizations

Online Resources

Ambulatory Care Nursing

Certification:  AMB-BC

Cardiovascular Nursing

Certification:  CSC, CMC, CVRN-BC

Case Management

Certification:  CCM

Certified Nursing Assistant

Clinical Nurse Leader

Certification:  CNML, NE-BC

Critical Care Nursing

Certification:  CCRN


Certification:  CDCES



Emergency Nursing

Family-Adult Nursing

Certification:  FNP

Flight Nursing

Certification:  FP-C, CFRN

Gastrointestinal-Endoscopy Nursing

Certification:  CGRN

Gerontology-Adult Acute Care Nursing

Certification:  AGNP

Hospice/Palliative Care

Certification:  CHPN

Infection Control

Certification:  CBIC

Infusion Nursing

Certification:  CRNI


Lactation Consultant

Certification:  IBCLC

Med-Surg Nursing



Nephrology Nursing


Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission

Neuroscience Nursing

Certification:  SCRN, CNRN

American Association of Neuroscience Nurses

Nurse Anesthetist

Certification:  CRNA

Nurse Educator

Nurse Manager- Nurse Executive

Nurse Practitioner

Please see Nurse Specialties: 

  • Emergency Nursing
  • Family-Adult Nursing
  • Gerontology-Adult Acute Care Nursing
  • Obstetric, Gynecologic, Maternal, Neonatal Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Psychiatric Nursing

Nursing School Entrance Exams

Test of Essential Academic Skills:  ATI TEAS

Health Education Systems Incorporated:  HESI A2 Entrance Exam

Assessment Technologies Institute: ATI

Obstetric, Gynecologic, Maternal, Neonatal Nursing

Certification: C-NNIC, C-ONQS, C-EFM, C-NPT, C-ELBW

Core Certifications: RNC-OB, RNC-MNN, RNC-LRN, RNC-NIC, RNC-IAP

Nurse Practitioner Board Certification: NNP-BC, WHNP-BC

National Certification Corporation

Occupational Health Nursing

Oncology Nursing

Certification:  OCN, CPHON, CBCN, BMTCN, AOCNP

Recertification Only:  AOCN, CPON, AOCNS

Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation

Otorhinolaryngology-Head-Neck Nursing

Pain Management

Certification:  PMGT-BC

American Nurses Credentialing Center

Pediatric Nursing

Perioperative & Perianesthesia Nursing

Progressive Care

Psychiatric Nursing

Certification:  CARN, PMH-BC, PMHNP-BC

American Nurses Credentialing Center

Rehabilitation Nursing

Certification:  CRRN, CRRN-A

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

Transplant Nursing

Wound Care

Certification:  CCCN, COCN, CWCN, CWON, CWOCN

Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board