Assessment-Based Nursing Certificates

Nursing Qualifications – an Overview

Listed below are some of the nursing related credentials in the descending order:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or PhD in Nursing
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Certified Nurse (CCRN)

Various Nursing Certifications / Certified Nurses

According to the Wikipedia, there are over 200 nursing specialties and subspecialties. Few of the many nursing certifications are listed below:

  • Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)
  • Telephone Nursing Practitioner (TNP)
  • Emergency Communications Registered Nurse (ECRN)
  • Domestic Violence Nurse Examiner (DVNE)
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)
  • Certified Emergency Nurse (ECN)
  • Certified Bariatric Nurse (CBN)
  • Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner (CANP)
  • Advanced Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse (ACHRN)

Nursing Credentialing Organizations

You can contact The Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC), The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and more for further information.

Advanced Nursing Certification Assistance / User-Friendly Mobile App

Earlier nurses used pens and papers, then they moved towards the computer-based assessment tests, nowadays some of the above organizations and their subsidiaries are looking into mobile based applications for various functions such as tracking their professional development, reviewing and updating license information, applying for renewal certifications, and more. These mobile based applications are being developed to minimize the time and effort / attract more nurses / augment the testing organizations’ revenue, and more.