The Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board Receives Accreditation of its Certified in Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCCTM®) Certification From the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification

Mt Laurel, NJ, November 1, 2018—The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC), is pleased to announce the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB™) has been granted accreditation for the Certified in Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCCTM®) certification program.

The Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board is a professional organization whose mission is to validate excellence in medical-surgical nursing and care coordination and transition management. MSNCB was founded in 2002 by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN™) by members who requested a specialty certification created by med-surg nurses for med-surg nurses. In 2013, MSNCB collaborated with the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) to develop the CCCTM examination. This exam validates the knowledge, skills and abilities for RNs practicing in a CCTM role that focuses on individualized patient-centered assessment and care planning.  As of September 2018, MSNCB reports more than 500 nurses have earned the CCCTM credential.

“MSNCB is delighted to receive initial accreditation for the CCCTM certification program,” MSNCB President Antoinette Falker, DNP, RN, GCNS-BC, CMSRN, CBN, said. “The accreditation validates to our stakeholders that this certification fulfills the rigorous standards required by ABSNC, further demonstrating the knowledge and expertise of CCCTM registered nurses.”

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, ABSNC Executive Director.

About ABSNC

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@AHredchair.com, 856-439-9080).