Specialty certification signifies personal growth and professional achievement. It can also contribute to your career advancement.

In order to specialize, you must accrue knowledge through clinical experience, formal coursework, self-study and continuing education. Then you usually must pass a certification examination.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) awards a variety of certifications for nurses, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists.

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Additional individual specialty organization certifications: