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NCC National Volunteer Team – Call for Members!
September 29, 2017
NCC is looking for certified professionals who would like to become involved in the future of certification at the national level. The NCC National Volunteer Team is open to professionals holding an active NCC certification and willing to complete a …more
Sneak peek at some of the NCC projects and plans for 2018
September 1, 2017
New and Revised Certification Exams Low Risk Neonatal Nursing Certification Exam is moving to a Level IINCC volunteer Content Teams review exam competencies and content on a yearly basis. Keeping exams current, relevant and true to their specialties.…more
Lapsed certification? Let’s talk about the NCC reinstatement program.
April 26, 2017
The NCC reinstatement program is available for individuals who failed to maintain their certification by their maintenance due date. The reinstatement program allows professionals formally certified by NCC, to come back into the system without re-exa…more
2016 NCC Milestones
April 1, 2017
NCC has certified over 147,000 professionals since 1975. Over 9,172 new registrants signed up for an NCC certification in 2016, with 8,690 taking the exams and 7,637passing the exams (An overall 88% pass rate). Over 22,000 maintained during this time…more
NCC congratulates the first NPs to complete the Alternate Certification Program!
March 31, 2017
NCC developed the Alternate Certification Program (ACP) as an alternate pathway to certification for NNPs and WHNPs who began their career prior to the need for a national certification to practice, allowed their certification to lapse or worked in a…more
I am an NNP student and I am the last of my kind...
March 31, 2017
Recently, Joanna McLaughlin (DNP-NNP student) was selected to attend a policy summit in Washington, DC. She took this opportunity to discuss the closures of NNP programs across the country with multiple federal nurse leaders; including the Director o…more
The NCC EFM Certification Exam . . . Now Meets MOC Requirements!
March 1, 2017
NCC’s Electronic Fetal Monitoring Certification Exam and Maintenance of NCC EFM Certification has been approved to meet the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) Part IV Improvement in Medical Practice requirements for Maintenance …more
ABSNC Grants Accreditation to NCC’s Nurse Practitioner Certification Programs
November 28, 2016
BIRMINGHAN, AL October 27, 2016 —The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification, Inc. (ABSNC), announced it has granted accreditation to the National Certification Corporation (NCC) for their Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) and W…more
NCC President inducted into the American Academy of Nursing as a Fellow
November 4, 2016
Chicago, IL – October, 2016 – The National Certification Corporation (NCC) is pleased to announce the induction of NCC President, Suzanne Staebler, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN into the American Academy of Nursing as a fellow. Invitatio…more
The Alternate Certification Program (ACP) for Nurse Practitioners
October 3, 2016
Chicago, IL – September 2016 – The National Certification Corporation (NCC) is pleased to announce The Alternate Certification Program (ACP) for Neonatal Nurse Practitioners and Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioners. The program w…more