Continued Professional Certification (CPC)

CPC Program



New CPC Resource on Credentialing Research in Nursing
The Institute of Medicine has made available a prepublication summary of a recent workshop on the Future Directions of Credentialing Research in Nursing. The workshop, which took place in September 2014, was sponsored by 20 different organizations, including the NBCRNA. The field of nursing is changing in response to changes in health care services and this affects research strategies. This summary publication explores many of the factors that impact how these research strategies are planned and implemented in an increasingly complex health care landscape. The workshop summary report can be accessed through the Institute of Medicine website.

Recent Modifications to the CPC Program

The most recent modifications to the CPC Program, approved by the NBCRNA Board in the fall of 2014, deal with the start date and core modules.  The start date for the CPC Program has been moved to August 1, 2016.  The CPC Core Modules will be voluntary for the first 4-year cycle.  In addition to these revisions, the NBCRNA will explore additional options beyond taking a CPC Core module for individuals who do not meet the performance standard of the “low stakes” CPC Examination during the 2020-2024 CPC cycle.

Core Module Recognition Fee
The NBCRNA will waive the core module recognition fee for those CE vendors who have previously submitted a letter of intent and who submit their core modules to the NBCRNA by March 1, 20
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