National certification is a mark of excellence based on rigorous national standards that validate a nurse’s specialty knowledge, skills, and clinical judgement. Achieving national certification shows true dedication and commitment to delivering high-quality care to your patients and advancing your professional nursing career.
Our current organizational and unit/clinic/service line goals are to increase the number of nationally certified nurses 1% per year.
UAMS supports nursing in achievement of national certification through certification fee reimbursement, paid time to sit for examination, and paid time for activities to maintain certification. UAMS also recognizes the achievement of national certification with pay differential.
There are many accredited organizations that offer national nursing certifications. A full list of the eligible nursing certifications and certifying bodies can be found here.
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Need to be reimbursed for your national certification? Please use the form below to submit your COMPLETED National Certification Reimbursement Form.