RN Specialty Certification
Do you want to strengthen and develop your registered nurse (RN) career?
Specialty certification signifies personal growth and professional achievement. It can also contribute to your career advancement.
In order to specialize, you must accrue knowledge through clinical experience, formal coursework, self-study and continuing education. Then you usually must pass a certification examination.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) awards a variety of certifications for nurses, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists.
Additional individual specialty organization certifications:
Critical Care/ Emergency
Adult Acute/Critical Care (CCRN)
Adult Acute/Critical Care Knowledge Professional (CCRN-K)
Cardiac Medicine (CMC)
Cardiac Surgery (CSC)
Flight Nursing (CFRN)
Progressive Care Nursing (PCCN)
Progressive Care Knowledge Professional (PCCN-K)
Tele-ICU Acute/Critical Care Nursing (CCRN-E)
Transport Nursing (CTRN)
Acute Care Nurse Practioner Adult-Geriatric (ACNP-AG)
Advanced Oncology Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist (AOCNS)
Advanced Oncology Nurse Practitioner (AOCNP)
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Certified Nurse Specialist (CNS) Wellness through Acute Care, Adult/Geriatric, Pediatric, Neonatal, AACNS-AG, P, N
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (RNC)
Nephrology Nurse Practitioner (CNN-NP)
Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
Nurse Midwife (CNM) (CM)
Orthopaedic Clinical Nurse Specialist (OSNS-C)
Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner (ONP-C)
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP-PC)
Urologic Clinical Nurse Specialist (CUCNS)
Urologic Nurse Practitioner (CUNP)
Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner (RNC)
Indiana has dozens of excellent accredited nursing programs from the licensed practical nurse to the doctorate level.