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Section IX: Certification

Students who complete the Nurse Educator, the Nurse Administrator, the Clinical Nurse Leader, or Family Nurse Practitioner specializations are eligible to take the National Certification Exam for their respective specialization (see below).

Note: Additional requirements may be required by the certifying body, e.g. nursing experience, experience in specific employment setting/role, etc.

Nurse Educator Specialization

National Certification Eligibility

Certifying Body

Certified Nurse Educator

National League for Nursing (NLN)

Nurse Administrator Specialization

National Certification Eligibility

Certifying Body

Nurse Executive – Board Certified (NE-BC)

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Nurse Executive-Advanced Board Certified (NEA-BC)

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML)

American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)

Certified in Executive Nursing Practice (CENP)

American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)

Clinical Nurse Leader Specialization

National Certification Eligibility

Certifying Body

Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)

Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC)

Family Nurse Practitioner Specialization

National Certification Eligibility

Certifying Body

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)