Update on ANCC Certification Credentials

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) would like to take this opportunity to share updated information and resources for the Informatics Nursing certification. The Informatics Nursing certification’s free study aids and certification preparation related resources are listed below:

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An Important Update on ANCC Certification Credentials

The ANCC’s Commission on Certification (COC) evaluated the numerous requests to provide distinction and clarity to the credential held by nurses certified by ANCC. The COC has made the determination that the following ANCC specialty certifications would have the updated credentials as listed below:  
 

ANCC Specialty New Credential
Ambulatory Care Nursing AMB-BC™
Cardiac Vascular Nursing CV-BC™
Gerontological Nursing GERO-BC™
Medical Surgical Nursing MEDSURG-BC™
Nursing Case Management CMGT-BC™
Pain Management Nursing PMGT-BC™
Pediatric Nursing PED-BC™
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing PMH-BC™
Informatics Nursing* RN-BC®

™ & ® are not required when displaying credentials

*The Informatics Nursing credential shall remain RN-BC as ANCC continues to examine options.

The COC believes that these updated credentialing acronyms better reflect the unique specialty practice areas of board certification and serve as distinguished markers of specialty competence.

The COC also realizes that changes in the credentialing acronyms will require nurses to make modifications to signature lines, business cards, and similar professional documents. These changes can be accomplished over time and should not be an undue burden.

All ANCC certified clinicians had been informed to begin using these updated credentials on their professional documents and in their professional titles immediately. They will receive a revised certification wall certificate listing their new credential, at the time of their next certification renewal.  An updated wallet card may be printed by visiting www.nursingworld.org and logging into “my account.”    

The ANCC Certification Program is available to answer questions and guide you through the process and transition. For additional assistance related to individual concerns, please contact ANCC at 1-800-284-2378 or certification@ana.org

3/8/21