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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
2016 Nurse Practitioner Program Director Meeting - Hosted by NCC
September 9, 2016
Chicago, IL – September, 2016 – The National Certification Corporation (NCC) is pleased to share discussions from the national Nurse Practitioner (NP) Program Directors’ meeting hosted by NCC. On August 31, 2016, a group of 70 Neona…more
“Certified Nurses are Everywhere!” wins PSA honors award
July 29, 2016
Chicago, IL – August, 2016 – The National Certification Corporation (NCC) is proud to announce “Certified Nurses are Everywhere!” has been recognized as one of the top 10 Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaigns from 2015. …more
The NCC EFM Tracing Game... already played 10,000 times!
June 2, 2016
The NCC EFM Tracing Game had a busy May with tracings being identified over 10,000 times. Take a moment to test your Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM) skills by playing the NCC EFM Tracing Game. This web game uses NICHD terminology to identify strip …more