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Golden Hours: Care of the Very Low Birth Weight Infant - Available Now!
10/6/2014
The highly anticipated NCC publication "Golden Hours: Care of the Very Low Birth Weight Infant" is now available through NCCwebsite.org, NeonatalGoldenHours.org and Amazon.com. Very low birth weight… more
$8 CE Modules Available for Golden Hours: Care of the Very Low Birth Weight Infant book chapters
10/6/2014
Each CE module offers 2 contact hours for the low cost of $8 Continuing Education contact hours is offered for Golden Hours book chapters. The CE is purchased from NCCwebsite.org and maintained your… more
2015 NCC Board Nomination Slate
9/19/2014
View the 2015 NCC Board Nomination Slate 2015 Nominee Slate This is the announcement of a 2015 slate of nominees for the NCC Board of Directors and the NCC Representative to the Nominating… more
Maintenance due this month? CE from NCC is convenient and affordable!
9/5/2014
Continuing Education from NCC offers convenient and affordable ways to maintain specialty knowledge competencies and keep abreast of the latest practice updates.. NCC continuing education modules… more
Planning to attend the October NPWH Convention?
9/5/2014
We will see you there. . . The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) has invited NCC to their annual conference, October 15-18th. Do you have questions about… more
The NCC CCI Specialty Assessment - nearly 90,000 assessments taken!
9/5/2014
Innovative - Personalized - and REQUIRED! with nearly 90,000 assessments taken NCC's Continuing Competency Specialty Assessment has been taken nearly 90,000 times by certified nurses and nurse… more
Certified Nurses are Everywhere! Campaign Update
8/1/2014
In February 2014, NCC in partnership with other certifying organizations, launched a national PSA campaign - Certified Nurses are Everywhere! This PSA is currently in the broadcast rotation of… more
Welcome Robin L. Bissinger, Ph.D., APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN - NCC's New Executive Director
8/1/2014
Dr. Bissinger joins NCC from the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Nursing where she held the positions of the Associate Dean of Academics and Professor. Dr. Bissinger also served as… more
NCC CE Modules - Expiring Soon!
8/1/2014
As you know NCC offers convenient and affordable Continuing Education that you can use to maintain specialty knowledge competencies and keep abreast of the latest practice updates. NCC offers this CE… more
NCC CE Modules - Affordable and Convenient!
7/4/2014
Continuing Education from NCC offers convenient and affordable ways to maintain specialty knowledge competencies and keep abreast of the latest practice updates. NCC offers a wide range of topics… more
Are you a NCC Certified Nurse or Nurse Practitioner?
7/4/2014
Remember to take your specialty assessment - before you earn CE! The maintenance requirements for NCC Certified Nurses and Nurse Practitioners* are determined by their specialty assessment. The… more
The NCC 2014 Content Validation Survey is now complete
5/30/2014
We would like to thank the many thousands of certified professionals who took the opportunity to earn CE and share their practice experience, changes and challenges. The information gathered will be… more
7 New CE Modules added in May!
5/28/2014
See the listing below for the 7 new modules added this month and check the Continuing Education section at NCCwebsite.org for others that you may have missed. CE from NCC offers convenient and… more
NCC Names a New Executive Director
5/22/2014
PRESS RELEASE NCC NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR For immediate release:Chicago, IL May 22, 2014 The National Certification Corporation (NCC) has named Robin L. Bissinger, Ph.D.,… more
MORE New CE Modules Available!
5/2/2014
NCC has added 14 new Continuing Education modules in the past two months! CE from NCC offers convenient and affordable ways to maintain specialty knowledge competencies and keep abreast of the… more
Certified Nurses Day - March 19
3/3/2014
"Why Certified?" As a certified nurse, you have chosen to seek out certification to demonstrate your expertise, knowledge and commitment. You have maintained your specialty knowledge and kept up… more
Annual Review of NCC Activities
2/28/2014
2013 Annual Review The annual review of NCC activities is here. The annual review identifies the milestones of the organization achieved in the past year and future plans. Click on the header to… more
Certified Nurses are Everywhere! National PSA Campaign Launch
2/14/2014
Chicago, IL , February 14, 2014 - NCC in partnership with other certifying organizations, has launched a national PSA campaign - Certified Nurses are Everywhere! The National Certification… more
Why Certified Nurses?
2/1/2014
The National Certification Corporation (NCC) is pleased to offer the following video presentation that discusses how certified nurses promote quality patient care, patient safety and consumer… more
Stage 1 is complete! NCC Certified Nurses and Nurse Practitioners are now in Stage 2 CCI. . .
1/31/2014
. . . and Need an Education Plan! If you hold a certification in one of the following:Inpatient Obstetric NursingLow Risk Neonatal NursingNeonatal Intensive Care NursingNeonatal Nurse… more
Welcome to 2014. . .Check out the new CE modules available this year!
1/31/2014
The new year has brought new Continuing Education modules from NCC. CE from NCC offers convenient and affordable ways to maintain specialty knowledge competencies and keep abreast of the latest… more
Election Results for 2014 NCC Board of Directors and Officers
1/4/2014
Chicago, IL, December 9, 2013 - The National Certification Corporation (NCC) is pleased to announced the outcome of the 2014 election of NCC Board of Directors and Officers. Directors are elected by… more
Kathleen R. Simpson Receives the NCC President's Award
1/3/2014
On December 9, 2013 - Kathleen R. Simpson, RNC-OB, PhD, FAAN was honored as the recipient of the NCC President's Award. The NCC President's Award is given in recognition for outstanding service to… more
NCC Certified Nurses Changing Lives
11/28/2013
While NCC continues to tell the general public about certified nurses through Public Service Announcements, social media and website campaigns. The NCC CafePress web store has a variety of products… more
Do you have a Stage 2 Education Plan? If your maintenance is due 2014 or later-you probably need one
11/28/2013
If you hold a certification in one of the following:Inpatient Obstetric NursingLow Risk Neonatal NursingNeonatal Intensive Care NursingNeonatal Nurse PractitionerMaternal Newborn NursingWomen's… more
Affordable and Convenient . . . CE from NCC – NEW modules available!
10/31/2013
Continuing Education modules from NCC offer a convenient and affordable way to maintain specialty knowledge competencies and keep abreast of the latest practice updates. Topics include; Obstetrical,… more
Have you logged into your NCCwebsite.org account lately?
10/1/2013
The combination of your NCCwebsite.org account and email address allows you to access all of your NCC information and to receive important updates and reminders about your credential. Take a moment… more
NCC Discusses Continuing Competency at NANN
10/1/2013
NCC President, Robin L. Bissinger, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN, presented "NCC Certification: Understanding Continuing Competency" at NANN's 29th Annual Educational Conference. The presentation… more
Registration for the first Paper and Pencil Testing dates will close Mid-September!
9/2/2013
Register NOW! - for your individual Paper and Pencil Test - you do NOT need to be part of a group.The first Paper and Pencil testing date for individuals is Saturday, November 2, 2013. Registration… more
Soon to expire CE from NCC . . .get them while you can!
9/2/2013
NCC offers comprehensive continuing education modules that you can use for maintaining your NCC credential or for your personal development.In order to keep the educational offerings current and… more
Featured CE from NCC . . . Issues in Professional Licensing
8/2/2013
WB1423 Issues in Professional Licensing An easy way to earn your 5 hours of CE in the core competency of Professional Practice Did you know that the main purpose of the state boards of nursing is… more
Is Your NCC Maintenance Due in 2014, 2015 or beyond?
8/2/2013
Did you take your stage 2 specialty assessment? For individuals due to maintain their NCC certification in 2014, 2015 or beyond (this includes all newly certified), maintenance requirements are… more
Don't miss any News from NCC. . .Connect to NCC with Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest!
6/29/2013
It's a busy world out there and NCC would like to keep you informed of the latest NCC news and reminders. Use the links at the bottom of NCCwebsite.org to connect with NCC through your favorite… more
Convenient Continuing Education for your Unit!
6/28/2013
The NCC Hospital/Group Discount Program provides an easy & cost effective way for the nursing staff in your unit to access NCC Continuing Education Modules. CE is an integral part of the… more
Continuing NCC's Recognition Initiative with PSAs...
6/1/2013
Last year, NCC was asked to take part in an educational documentary series. The documentary discusses how certified nurses use their achievement of certification to positively affect patient care.… more
The Continuing Competency Initiative in 4 easy steps!
5/31/2013
NCC has provided two new brochures to address questions and dispel myths about the new professional development certification maintenance program. This program involves four major steps to… more
Is your maintenance due June 30th? Do you have enough CE?
5/5/2013
Due to maintain your credential June 30th? The deadline is rapidly approaching. . . To submit your maintenance application, login into your NCC website account and "go to your application". If you… more
NCC to present at the June 2013 AANP National Conference!
5/5/2013
NCC is to make a poster presentation at The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) at their June 2013 National Conference in Las Vegas, NV. "Evolution of a New Approach to Certification… more
Planning to attend the June 2013 AWHONN Convention?
3/29/2013
The 2013 AWHONN Convention Sessions List sorted by nursing specialty and NCC maintenance codes can help you plan for your NCC Certification Maintenance. NCC has provided AWHONN with the NCC CE… more
NCC to speak at the CAC Public Outreach Conference
3/1/2013
The Citizen Advocacy Center (CAC), Washington DC, has asked NCC to present as part of a panel at their April 2013 Public Outreach Conference. Fran Byrd, NNP-BC, MPH, Director of NCC Strategic… more
The NCC CCI Specialty Assessment
2/14/2013
Innovative - Personalized - and REQUIRED! with more than 50,000 participants to-date NCC's Continuing Competency Specialty Assessment has been completed by more than 50,000 certified nurses and… more
NCC Continuing Education accessible by smart phone!
2/1/2013
The NCC Lecture Series offers in-depth learning modules and high risk, low frequency procedural reviews that you can access from your smart phone. The audio/visual lectures can be played on any… more
Is your NCC maintenance due in 2014, 2015 or beyond? . . .you need a Stage 2 Education Plan!
1/31/2013
Your Stage 2 Education Plan: Innovative - Personalized - and Required! Individuals due to maintain their NCC certification in 2014, 2015 or beyond are in Stage 2 of the NCC Professional Development… more
2012 NCC Leadership Election Results
1/5/2013
Directors are elected to a three year term on a staggered rotation. Each director may serve a total of three 3 year terms for a maximum total of nine years. There were two board director nominees… more
Affordable and Convenient . . . CE from NCC – NEW modules available!
1/5/2013
Continuing Education modules from NCC offer a convenient and affordable way to maintain specialty knowledge competencies and keep abreast of the latest practice updates. Topics include; Obstetrical,… more
Who do you know? Help NCC continue your story!
11/4/2012
NCC plans to continue telling the general public about certified nurses and we could use your help!NCC would like to have NCC certified nurses and nurse practitioners discuss the role of the… more
NCC Certified and Proud? Visit the new web store!
11/4/2012
NCC is working with CafePress.com to create useful and fun items for NCC Certified Nurses. This new web store allows you to choose various products and then decide between two different designs. The… more
2012 NCC Leadership Election
10/1/2012
The NCC 2012 Leadership Election is now closed. See Candidates' Biographies You will need your NCC ID number to vote. You can obtain your ID under your account, your certifications. Voting will… more
Free Demos and New CE Modules from NCC!
9/27/2012
always relevant - always current Continuing education is key to maintaining specialty-based knowledge competencies and keeping abreast of the latest practice updates. CE modules from NCC provide a… more
New, Popular and Unique CE modules from NCC!
8/31/2012
CE modules from NCC provide a convenient & affordable way to earn continuing education for your NCC credential or for your personal professional development. Continuing education is key to… more
Certified Nurses Changing Lives – The Movie!
8/31/2012
View the 6 minute Documentary! View the 1 minute Commercial! Earlier this year, NCC was asked to take part in an educational documentary series demonstrating real-life ways certified nurses in the… more
Do your patients know your unit has certified nurses?
8/2/2012
As a health care professional you understand the value of a certified nurse. Certified nurses are unique professionals that have made the commitment to life-long learning, patient advocacy and… more
NCC has developed a new multi-media continuing education resource!
6/25/2012
The NCC Lecture Series... consists of audio lectures accompanied by a video slide show that illustrates the presentation. The audio/visual lectures can be played on any digital device that allows… more
NCC's Continuing Competency Initiative Continues
6/22/2012
This week, the number of certified nurses and nurse practitioners participating in NCC's new Continuing Competency Program will reach 35,000. This innovative program individualizes maintaining… more
2011 Election Results
12/16/2011
2011 NCC Leadership Election Results Directors are elected to a three year term on a staggered rotation. Each director may serve a total of three 3 year terms for a maximum total of nine years. … more
2011 NCC Leadership Election
9/13/2011
See Candidate Biographies You will need your NCC ID number to vote. You can obtain your ID under your account, your certifications. Voting will closed October 12, 2011. The voting is now… more
Past NCC President Miriam Manisoff Dies
3/24/2011
PAST NCC PRESIDENT DIES Miriam Manisoff, RN, MA, President of NCC from 1987-1990, died on February 17, 2011 at age 91. Ms. Manisoff was one of the pioneers of NCC serving as Chair of the initial… more
2010 NCC Leadership Election Results
1/2/2011
Biographical Data on Elected Directors Directors are elected to a three year term on a staggered rotation. Each director may serve a total of three 3 year terms for a maximum total of nine… more
NCC Successfully Renews National Accreditation
4/27/2010
NCC is pleased to announce it has successfully renewed its accreditation with the National Commission of Certifying Agencies. The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) was created in… more
NCC eNEWS December 2009
12/18/2009
FEATURE ARTICLE Continuing Competency Initiative Coming -- Look to your mailbox after the first of the year for information on the new continuing competency initiative that will become part of… more
The New Continuing Competency Initiative
12/17/2009
Download Continuing Competency Initiative Brochure Chart that overviews the program and identifies specific requirements based on maintenance due date. A new continuing competency initiative will… more
Mimi Bennett Receives the NCC President's Award
12/16/2009
Mimi Bennett, WHNP-BC, MS, has been honored with the 2009 NCC President’s Award. The President’s Award is given in recognition for outstanding service to NCC. Ms. Bennett, Past… more
H1N1 Resources Developed For You
12/11/2009
While keeping up with the changing recommendations for management of H1N1 flu (swine flu) is a moving target, NCC has compiled information on this important public health concern relative to how it… more
eMedicine Comes to You
12/1/2009
NCC has established an institutional relationship with eMedicine that will give you free access to this network of point- of-care medical references. The evidence-based content, updated regularly by… more
NCC Message Center
11/18/2009
Beginning in November 2009, the debut of the NCC Message Center will occur. Replacing the Call Center, you will be able to call the NCC general number 312-951-0207 and leave a message that will be… more
306 Earn the Prestigious C-NPT Credential
10/7/2009
NCC is pleased to announce that the first testing for the Neonatal Pediatric Transport subspecialty has been completed. 350 health care professionals including nurses, nurse practitioners,… more
2010 NCC Officers and Directors Elected
7/8/2009
We are pleased to the announce the outcome of the 2009 NCC leadership election. Directors of the Board are elected by the NCC certified constituency, officers are elected by the Board from the… more
Item Writer's Manual Now Available
5/21/2009
NCC introduces the new Item Writer's Manual Like to make a contribution to the future of certification. Think about serving as NCC item writer. You can earn up to 10 hours CE toward your… more
Content Validation Study Surveys
4/3/2009
Every 3-5 years, NCC conducts a content validation study or task analysis for each of the certification examinations NCC offers. Certified individuals are asked to participate in the survey that asks… more
NCC Newsletter - November 2008
11/30/2008
Download the latest copy of the NCC newsletter!
NP Consensus Paper
11/10/2008
NCC ENDORSES NP CONSENSUS PAPER NCC has endorsed the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification & Education paper. An outgrowth of a multiyear collaboration… more
New Continuing Competency Efforts Come To NCC
7/1/2008
Continuing Competency Update: July 2008 The continuing competency testing has been completed and analysis of the test results is now underway. A report on the project should be available… more
National Task Force Guidelines
2/1/2008
Third Edition of Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs now available at http://www.nonpf.org/NONPF2005/NTFCriteriaWebVersion0208.pdf.
New NCC Credential Designations
1/31/2008
New NCC Credential Designations went into effect in January 2008 Advanced Practice Certification Designation. Aligning with recent decisions of other national nursing certification… more
Telephone Nursing Exam to be Discontinued
7/24/2007
After December 31, 2007, NCC will no longer offer the Telephone Nursing Practice examination. Due to sluggish growth over the last six years since the examination was first offered in 2001,… more
NCC to Develop a New Multidisciplinary Exam on Neonatal Pediatric Transport
4/15/2007
NCC commissioned a Task Force earlier this year to review the possibility of development of a Neonatal Pediatric Transport examination. Based on nearly 1000 responses of interest to a website… more