American Nurses Credentialing Center
8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400, Silver Spring MD 20910-3492
The ANCC Medical-Surgical Nursing board certification examination is a competency based examination that provides a valid and reliable assessment of the entry-level clinical knowledge and skills of registered nurses in the medical-surgical specialty after initial RN licensure. Once you complete eligibility requirements to take the certification examination and successfully pass the exam, you are awarded the credential: Registered Nurse-Board Certified (RN-BC).
Work Experience Required? YesOral or Written Exam Required? Yes Renewal Required? Every 5 Year(s) Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)? YesRenew through Re-Examination? YesRenew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)? YesDoes applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? Yes This certification is accredited by NCCA. Read more about NCCA.