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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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All Mayo staff with LAN IDs and passwords can use Document Delivery to receive copies of journal articles and book chapters.


If you require additional assistance, please contact the Library.

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


Emergency Nursing

Certification:  CEN / TNCC / TCRN / SANE-A / SANE-P

Family-Adult Nursing

Certification:  FNP

Flight Nursing

Certification:  FP-C / CFRN

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

Neuroscience Nursing

Certification:  SCRN / CNRN

Nurse Educator

Certification:  CNE

Nurse Executive

Certification:  AANC / CENP / NEA-BC

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 


Obstetric, Gynecologic, Maternal, Neonatal Nursing

Certification:  RNC-OB / RNC-MNN

Oncology Nursing

Certification:  OCN

Orthopedic Nursing

Pain Management

Certification:  PMCN

Pediatric Nursing

Certification:  CPHON

Perioperative Nursing

Certification:  CNOR

Progressive Care

Certification:  PCCN

Psychiatric Nursing

Certification:  CARN / PMH-BC

Rehabilitation Nursing

Transplant Nursing

Certification:  CCTN

Vascular Access

Wound Care