Certification Examinations

Many of you will be taking national certification examinations in your respective areas of advanced practice. Below is a list of certification organizations and companies that offer information regarding review courses/resources -- both online and live.

Review courses may also be offered in conjunction with annual conferences of major organizations. You can also search for review materials on popular commercial Web sites that sell books and media.

Please discuss any questions about these resources with the Advanced Practice Coordinator in your area.

The SON does not endorse any particular resource -- this page just provides links to information that you may decide is helpful to you.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) | Certifies: Adult, Family

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) -- Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC) | Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) | Certifies: Adult, Family, Psychiatric-MH, Pediatric

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners (NAPNAP) | PNP resources

National Certification Corporation (NCC) | Certifies: Women's Health

National League for Nursing (NLN) | Certified Nurse Educator

Oncology Nursing Certification Corp | AOCNP

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) | Certifies: Pediatric Primary Care (PNP-PC)

Three companies (focused on NP review)

Advanced Practice Education Associates (FNP, AGNP)

Barkley & Associates (all population areas)

Fitzgerald Health Education Resources, Inc. (all population areas)

Kellerman -- Necessary NP Workshops (FNP, AGNP) **Will be here in April

Graduate Links

Graduate School Publications (Guide to Theses & Dissertations; Grad School Handbook, Policies & Procedures; Graduate Record, & more)

Graduate School Forms (University) (pdf versions: leave of absence, reinstatement, and many more)

Honor System

UNC-Chapel Hill Honor System

Research Links

Office of Human Research Ethics CITI-IRB modules



Helpful Links

North Carolina Board of Nursing

State Boards of Nursing