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Department of Nursing

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Professional Development



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:
ACNS-BC Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist
AOCN Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse
CAPA Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse
CCDS Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist
CCM Certified Case Manager
CCRN Acute/Critical Care Nursing
CEN Certified Emergency Nurse
CGRN Certified Gastrointestinal Registered Nurse
CHPN Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse
CIC Certified in Infection Control
CMGT-BC Nursing Case Management
CMSRN Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse
CNL Clinical Nurse Leader
CNOR Certified Nurse Operating Room
CNRN Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse
COHN-S/CM Certified Occupational Health Nurse, Safety Manager with Case Management
CPAN Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse
CPEN Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse
CPHQ Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality
CRN Certified Radiology Nurse
CRNI Certified Registered Nurse Infusion
CWOCN Certified Registered Nurse Infusion
CWON Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse
HNB-BC Holistic Baccalaureate Nurse, Board Certified
MEDSURG-BC Medical-Surgical Nursing
NC-BC Nurse Coach Board Certified
NEA-BC Nurse Executive-Advanced
NPD-BC Nursing Professional Development Certification
ONC Orthopedic Nurse Certified
PCCN Progressive Care Nursing (Adult)
PMGT-BC Pain Management Nursing
PMH-BC Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
PMHCNS-BC Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
RN-BC Informatics Nursing
VA-BC Vascular Access-Board Certified
WCC Wound Care Certified
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses:
ACNP-BC Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
AGPCNP-BC Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
ANP-BC Adult Nurse Practitioner
CRNA Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
FNP-BC Family Nurse Practitioner
GNP-BC Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
NP-C Adult Nurse Practitioner
NP-C Family Nurse Practitioner
NP-C Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
ONP-C Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner- Certified
WHNP-BC Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

Newly Licensed Nurse Residency Program

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital Newly Licensed Nurse Residency Program (NLN-RP) is designed to support exceptional new nurses in their successful transition to practice. Learn More

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