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Promoting Excellence in Nursing Certification

ABNS is a not-for-profit, membership organization governed by an elected group of representatives.  We are focused on improving patient outcomes and consumer protection by promoting specialty nursing certification.

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Welcome to the American Board of Nursing Specialties

ABNS member organizations represent almost 930,000 certified registered nurses worldwide in a variety of settings. We have a strong, unified voice. Becoming an ABNS member is the best way to connect with other nursing credentialing organizations and dialogue about the specific issues nurses face.

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Thank you to all the ABNS Spring 2023 Conference attendees. We hope to see you all again in the fall!

The ABNS Spring 2024 Conference will be April 4-6, 2024 in Alexandria, VA

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Regarding Verification of Credentials

ABNS does not verify certification credentials of individual certified nurses. To verify a credential, contact the certifying agency that granted the credential. ABNS does not administer certification programs.

This website contains information specific to specialty nursing certification and is not intended or designed to give medical or nursing advice.

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