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Date Updated: August 4, 2011
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NBME Development of a Certifying Examination for Doctors of Nursing Practice

The NBME announced in March 2008 that it had entered into a contractual agreement with the Council for the Advancement of Comprehensive Care (CACC) to develop a certification examination for qualified graduates of Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs across the United States.  The certification examination assesses the knowledge and skills necessary for nurse clinicians to provide safe and effective patient-centered comprehensive care.  An article describing NBME services in development of this examination appeared in the spring/summer edition of NBME’s newsletter, the NBME Examiner, available here.

The NBME board of directors, the Executive Board, has supported the NBME’s efforts to collaborate in the development of the DNP certification examination and has approved a white paper describing its rationale for providing these services. The paper, “NBME Development of a Certifying Examination for Doctors of Nursing Practice,” is available at the link below.

 

 

 

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