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NCC's YouTube channel plays certification awareness campaigns and streams videos that discuss how certification directly impacts patient safety, communication, and professional validation. See the newest campaign below!

The National Certification Corporation (NCC) and The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) are pleased to announce their public service campaign, “Trained to be Different”. This PSA is will be released nationally in the next few weeks, but you can see it now!

Most people have seen nurse practitioners in primary care settings – as part of an outpatient practice or in retail or convenient care clinics. And most parents do not know that pediatric and neonatal nurse practitioners have graduate level education specific to critically ill newborns and children.

“Trained to be Different” was created to inform and reassure parents and families that there is information, support, and guidance for them, and specialized health care providers for their extremely ill and vulnerable children.

Its message: If your child ever needs intensive care, acute care pediatric and neonatal nurse practitioners will give you the information and support you need to make the best decisions for your child, while providing the critical care your child needs.

NCC supports the commitment and expertise of certified healthcare professionals and have engaged in several public awareness campaigns to bring much deserved recognition to professional certification. 

Distribution for our national PSA campaign “Trained to be Different” will include broadcast and cable TV along with CNN Airport Network in major designated market areas across the country and is expected to generate over 100 million impressions.

Click here for complete press release and our message to parents and families.

Filmed prior to the 2020 pandemic, we are grateful to the families and staff at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL and Prisma Health Children’s Hospital, Columbia, SC for allowing us to film their day.

Display your Certification:
Pins for Certified individuals - order replacement pins from the NCC Recognition web portal. Visit and log in using your email and ID. The site can only accept orders from NCC certified individuals.

Plaques for Institutions - proudly acknowledge the expertise and professionalism of your NCC certified health care professionals by displaying a NCC recognition plaque. These plaques are available in two sizes. 
• 10.5” x 16” which holds up to 18 name plates
• 10.5” x 13” which holds up to 12 name plates

Fun things - NCC created web stores at to offer fun ways to display your certification. 

Check out our current products with mottos from the colorful “NCC Certified - making a difference in the lives of mothers and babies” and some specialty specific sayings “Caring for the Seen and the Unseen”, "Caring for the Smallest and the Sickest”.

Choose from a variety of items that proudly show your pride in being certified from the NCC C E R T I F I E D and Certified Nurses are Everywhere web stores.


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