Certification Board for Urologic Nurses and Associates Receives Accreditation of its Certified Urologic Nurse Practitioner Exam From the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification

Mt Laurel, NJ, January 29, 2024 —The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC), is pleased to announce the Certification Board for Urologic Nurses and Associates (CBUNA) has been granted reaccreditation for the Certified Urologic Nurse Practitioner certification program.

The Certification Board for Urologic Nurses and Associates (CBUNA) is the only national certification body established to certify urologic nurses and associated allied health care professionals in urologic nursing practice. The first certification exam was given in 1972. More than 500 urologic nurses and associates are currently certified by the CBUNA.

"All of us at the Certification Board for Urologic Nurses and Associates (CBUNA) are proud and excited that the Certified Urologic Nurse Practitioner (CUNP) certification has been granted reaccreditation by the ABSNC. ABSNC accreditation is a testament to the high-quality standards that we strive to maintain for the CUNP certification and reflects our mission for this certification to promote and validate the highest standards of urologic nursing practice for nurse practitioners."

     - Anthony Lutz, MSN, NP-C, CUNP
     CBUNA 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 exceeds 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 www.absnc.org or contact Felicia Lembesis, ABSNC Executive Director, (flembesis@ahint.com, 856-439-9080).