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Department of Nursing

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Professional Development



Celebrating Certified Nurses

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is proud to recognize the members of our nursing staff who currently hold professional nursing certification. National certification is a voluntary process that demonstrates advanced nursing knowledge and promotes excellence. The achievement of professional certification in a specialty practice area reflects a commitment by the individual nurse to ongoing professional development and to the profession of nursing. Nursing research has also identified that certification supports better outcomes for our patients. National certification affirms that our nurses have the advanced skills and knowledge needed to meet the challenges of practicing in an ever-changing healthcare environment. 

Many registered nurses at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital currently hold certifications!

These certifications include:
  ACM Accredited Case Manager
  CCDS Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist
  CCM Certified Case Manager
  CEN Certified Emergency Nurse
  CCRN Certified Acute/Critical Care Nursing
  CCRN-K Certified Acute/Critical Care Nursing-Knowledge
  CGRN Certified Gastroenterology Nurse
  CNL Clinical Nurse Leader
  CNOR Certified Nurse OR
  CPAN Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse
  CPHM Certified Professional in Healthcare Management
  CPHQ Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality
  CPHRM Certified Professional in Health Risk Management
  CRNI Certified Registered Nurse Infusion
  CWS Certified Wound Specialist
  HN-BC Holistic Nurse, Board Certified
  NE-BC Nurse Executive
  NEA-BC Nurse Executive-Advanced
  OCN Oncology Certified Nurse
  PCCN Progressive Care Nursing
  RN-BC Nursing Informatics
  RN-BC Medical-Surgical Nursing
  RN-BC Pain Management Nursing
  RN-BC Professional Development
  RN-BC Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Advanced Practice Nurses
  AOCN Advanced Practice Oncology Certified Nurse
  AC-NP Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  ANP-BC; ANP-C Adult Nurse Practitioner
  CRNA Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists
  FNP-C; FNP-BC Family Nurse Practitioner
  NP-C Nurse Practitioner-Certified
  WHNP-BC Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner


Offering comprehensive medical, surgical and psychiatric care as well as complete emergency, ambulatory and diagnostic services to residents of southwest Boston and the surrounding suburbs.