Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification

The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC), formerly the ABNS Accreditation Council, is the only accrediting body specifically for nursing certification. ABSNC accreditation is a peer-review mechanism that allows nursing certification organizations to obtain accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the highest quality standards available in the industry. Accreditation is available for both ABNS member and non-member organizations.

Since 1991, ABNS has recognized and promoted the value of certification through the activities of its Accreditation Council. Since the accreditation standards require that an organization’s certification and membership functions be autonomous, ABNS began the work to create a separate and autonomous accreditation board. The ABSNC has authority over all accreditation decisions and functions, and a newly elected Board of Directors assumed office on July 1, 2009 to guide the ABSNC’s mission to seek and recognize high quality specialty nursing and associated certification programs through accreditation.

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Save the Dates

Mark you calendar for the Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association.

  • 2018: March 14-17, Boston, MA
  • 2019: March 13-16, Orlando, FL
  • 2020: March 18-21, San Diego, CA

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