Certifications

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)

https://www.aacn.org/certification

Available Certifications: CCRN and PCCN
Process: No system partnership required; digital online  process  for organizational discounts on bulk purchases of certification exams

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Success Pays®

https://www.nursingworld.org/certification/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: Formal annual partnership agreement; Unique Sentara registration code; billed when nurse passes- if fails one retest available at no cost; if fails retest no charge

National Certification Corporation (NCC)

https://www.nccwebsite.org/

Available Certifications: Offer EFM, NPT, inpt. OB, Maternal newborn, low risk neonatal, NICU
Process: No system partnership required; Discount voucher codes bulk purchase option

Certified Perioperative Nurse CNOR Take 2 Program

https://www.cc-institute.org/cnor/take-2-program

Available Certifications: CNOR
Process: No system partnership required; Apply directly to CNOR when ready

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

https://bcen.org/

Available Certifications: BCEN
Process: No system partnership required; Discount voucher attach to application

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

https://cpancapa.org/

Available Certifications: CPAN, CAPA
Process: No system partnership required; voucher code purchase online 

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

Available Certifications: CNL

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

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; CGRN certification through the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN)