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Pediatric CNS

certifying organization info

American Nurses Credentialing Center
Pediatric CNS
8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400, Silver Spring
MD 20910-3492


The ANCC Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist board certification examination is a competency based examination that provides a valid and reliable assessment of the entry-level clinical knowledge and skills of clinical nurse specialist. This certification aligns with the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification and Education. Once you complete eligibility requirements to take the certification examination and successfully pass the exam, you are awarded the credential: Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist-Board Certified (PCNS-BC). The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification accredits this ANCC certification.

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Work Experience Required? No

Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes

Renewal Required? Every 5 Year(s)

Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)? Yes

Renew through Re-Examination? Yes

Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)? Yes

Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? Yes

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