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  • 15 Dec 2022 12:43 PM | Anonymous

    We're still in need of volunteers. Enrich your ABNS membership experience by serving on a Committee! Share your experience and expertise, gain knowledge, and enlarge your network - all while being part of ABNS' work to continue moving our field forward. ABNS is issuing a call for members to serve on, or chair, the following Committees:

    • Nominating Committee (2 volunteers needed): Prepare the slate of potential board members and officers. Vet and present candidates for positions. 
    • Conference Committee (3 volunteers needed): Conduct educational needs assessments and provide feedback and suggestions for program planning.

    We know you are all busy professionals so annual time commitment is minimal. However, your participation will help further the ABNS mission in 2023 and beyond. 

    Email your interest in serving to abns@nursingcertification.org

  • 15 Dec 2022 10:12 AM | Anonymous

    Does your employer promote and recognize specialty nursing certification? Are activities conducted that advance the cause of specialty nursing certification? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, please submit a nomination for the ABNS Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy.

    Download Application Here 
  • 15 Dec 2022 10:01 AM | Anonymous

    The Janel Parker Presidents Award recognizes an individual or organization within the ABNS membership that has made significant contributions to specialty nursing certification and to the association. 

    If you are an active member of ABNS and feel as though you are a pioneer whose work will continue to affirm ABNS and its value to the health care community, apply now!

    Download Application Here
  • 7 Dec 2022 11:31 AM | Anonymous

    Enrich your ABNS membership experience by serving on a Committee! Share your experience and expertise, gain knowledge, and enlarge your network - all while being part of ABNS' work to continue moving our field forward! ABNS is issuing a call for members to serve on, or chair, the following Committees:

    Awards Committee (2 volunteers needed): Administering the ABNS Awards Program that recognizes individuals and/or organizations internal and external to the organization. Review applications for the Nursing Certification Advocacy Award and the Janel Parker President’s Award

    Conference Committee (3 volunteers needed): Conduct educational needs assessments and provide feedback and suggestions for program planning.

    Email your interest in serving to abns@nursingcertification.org


  • 2 Nov 2022 10:13 AM | Anonymous

    A major milestone, BCEN is introducing the world's first burn nursing specialty credential, on track to launch summer of 2023. Learn more about the CBRN credential, exam outline and the partnership between BCEN and the American Burn Association.

    For more information please reach out to Janie Schumaker, MBA, BSN, RN, CEN, CENP, CPHQ, FABC jschumaker@bcen.org

    Exam Outline

    More Information Here

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