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Certification Literature

Want to learn more about nursing certification in general? This comprehensive certification bibliography contains a list of published sources that focus on nursing certification, credentialing and continuing competence.

This reference source is not meant for exam preparation. CNA conducts a literature search every January and posts it on the American Board of Nursing Specialties’ website. The bibliographic sources are grouped under these headings:

  1. General Information on Nursing Certification
  2. Specialty Certification
  3. Value of Certification
  4. Role Delineation/Exam Development
  5. Advanced Practice Certification
  6. Descriptive Studies
  7. Patient Outcome Studies
  8. Certification and Recertification Methods
  9. Continuing Competency
  10. General Interest

Where article content relates to more than one section, the article is placed in all applicable sections.