American Board of Neuroscience Nursing (ABNN) Receives Accreditation of its Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN) program From the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification

Mt Laurel, NJ, (May 21, 2024) —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 Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN) certification program.

The American Board of Neuroscience Nursing (ABNN) was formed in 1978 and offers 2 credentials: the Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN) and the Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN) both of which are accredited through ABSNC. The SCRN certification program was created in 2013 and now has over 7,100 nurses holding the SCRN credential.

“ABNN is pleased to have achieved reaccreditation by ABSNC for our SCRN certification program. The SCRN has been accredited since 2014 and helps the reaccreditation process allows us to reflect on our current processes and make sure that we continue to offer rigorous and fair examinations. We are appreciative of the ABSNC Review Committee who spend their time ensuring that nursing certification programs are following best-practices and protecting the public.” – Leah Zamora, CAE, Executive Director, ABNN  

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).