American Board of Neuroscience Nurses Receives Accreditation of its Neuroscience Nursing Certification From the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification

Mt Laurel, NJ, 12/5/2017 —The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC), is pleased to announce The American Board of Neuroscience Nursing (ABNN) has been granted reaccreditation for the Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN) certification program.

ABNN and the CNRN certification program were formed in 1978 by the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN).  The CNRN credential represents specialized experience and knowledge in the care of patients with neurological trauma and illness.  The CNRN program has been accredited by ABSNC since 2002 and has over 4,800 CNRN certified nurses.

“ABNN is proud to have the CNRN credential accredited for 15 years. This will continue to advance neuroscience nursing practice and contributions to neurological health through the certification of registered nurses,” said Lori Rhudy, ACNS-BC RN CNRN, ABNN Immediate Past President.

ABSNC accreditation is a peer-reviewed mechanism that allows nursing certifying organizations to obtain program accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the highest quality standards in the industry. To maintain accreditation, programs must exhibit continuing adherence to the 18 standards set forth. “ABSNC Accreditation represents a recognized standard in certification testing and indicates that the credential meets or exceed legal and regulatory guidelines,” said Felicia Lembesis, CAE, Executive Director.

The mission of ABSNC is to recognize quality specialty nursing and associated non-RN certification programs through accreditation. It is the only accrediting body specifically for nursing certification.  ABSNC currently accredits more than 60 certification programs from 20 specialty nursing certification organizations. The accreditation standards offered by ABSNC include Examination-Based Certification Programs, Portfolio Assessment Certification Programs, and Assessment-Based Certificate Programs. For more information about ABSNC and its accreditation standards, please visit or contact Felicia Lembesis, ABSNC Executive Director, (, 856-439-9080).