Professional Nursing Certification Sentara Nursing Programs

Board certification is a key factor in the assurance of minimum standards of knowledge, skills and abilities in nursing specialty practice and contributes to better patient outcomes. Certification eligibility varies by specialty. Limited support is available in most divisions to aid nurses obtaining their certification. Contact your nurse leader for more details and the process for consideration.

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)


Available Certifications: CCRN and PCCN
Process: Discount for pre-paid bulk purchasing of electronic vouchers

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Success Pays®


Available Certifications: Ambulatory care, cardiac rehab, cardiac-vascular, certified vascular, college health, community health, general nursing, gerontological, home health, informatics, medical-surgical, nurse executive, nurse executive-advanced, nursing case management, nursing professional development, pain management, pediatric, psychiatric-mental health, school nursing; national healthcare disaster professional
Process: Unique Sentara voucher code permits one retest option if fail on first attempt

National Certification Corporation (NCC)


Available Certifications: Offer EFM, NPT, inpt. OB, Maternal newborn, low risk neonatal, NICU
Process: No system partnership required; Discount option for pre-paid bulk purchase of vouchers

Certified Perioperative Nurse CNOR Take 2 Program


Available Certifications: CNOR
Process: No system partnership required; Apply directly to CNOR when ready- one retest option

Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) Yes You Can!


Available Certifications: BCEN
Process: No system partnership required Discount option for pre-paid bulk purchasing of vouchers; no free retest option

American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc. (abpanc)


Available Certifications: CPAN, CAPA
Process: No system partnership required Discount for members; 50% discount for retesting

Clinical Nurse Leader under the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC), arm of AACN

Available Certifications: CNL

Process: Apply online; Be in last term or  graduate of CNL master’s or post-master’s program, accredited by a nursing accrediting agency

Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates

Available Certifications: No system partnership; CGRN certification through the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN)

Process: No system partnership; Contact association for pre-billing options