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Show advanced knowledge and competence in your specialty areas

Consider national certification

Why pursue national certification?
Declare your superior level of knowledge
Attest to excellence in care and practice
Model leadership and professionalism

Why pursue national certification?

Certification is a mark of distinction that serves to validate professional accomplishment

Professional Certifications for Nurse Educators

National League for Nursing (NLN)

Provides certifications that recognize nursing education as a specialty area of practice and create a means for academic and clinical educators to demonstrate their expertise

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Provides certifications to verify excellence in various clinical specialties and for career advancement.

Why is it important to be certified?

In addition to being an indicator of competence and a certain level of knowledge in the relevant specialty, some specialties (e.g. nurse practitioners) require certification in order to practice in various states.

Certification in a particular specialty (e.g. oncology, critical care) may be required for nurses to teach in clinical settings. Explore more certification opportunities from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) through the American Nurses Association (ANA) here: ANCC Certifications