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CARN and CARN-AP receives ABSNC accreditation

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Mt Laurel, NJ, (10/26/2018) —The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC), is pleased to announce the Addictions Nursing Certification Board has been granted accreditation for the Certified Addictions Registered Nurse (CARN) and the Certified Addictions Registered Nurse-Advanced Practice (CARN-AP) certification programs.

The Addictions Nursing Certification Board was established in 1989 as the testing unit of the member organization, the International Nurses Society on Addictions. The purpose of certification is to promote the highest standards of addiction nursing practice through development, implementation, and coordination of all aspects of certification for addictions nurses. Testing originally started with the CARN with the CARN-AP added in 2000. As of June 2018, there were 800 CARNs and 217 CARN-APs for a total of 1017 certified nurses.

ANCB is extremely pleased to be among the specialty nursing organizations accredited by ABSNC.

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. It is the only accrediting body specifically for nursing certification. For more information about ABSNC and its accreditation standards, please visit www.absnc.org or contact Felicia Lembesis, ABSNC Executive Director, (flembesis@AHredchair.com, 856-439-9080).

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