CCI Blog

Navigating Change: Sunsetting of the CNS-CP® Certification

Posted by CCI on Dec 31, 2023 3:41:44 PM



In August 2023, The Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI®) embarked on a critical initiative. A dedicated workgroup comprised of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), all possessing the esteemed Clinical Nurse Specialist Perioperative Certification (CNS-CP®), convened to address a concerning trend: the dwindling number of new certificants for this specialized credential. These SMEs, representing diverse backgrounds in gender, geography, and extensive certification tenure, collaborated to deliberate the future trajectory of CNS-CP®. The outcome of their comprehensive discussions has led CCI to make the consequential decision to sunset (i.e., no longer accept new applications) the CNS-CP® certification on January 1, 2029.

Read More

Topics: cns-cp

Get to Know CNS-CP

Posted by Taylor Niss on Aug 16, 2019 1:29:33 PM


What is the CNS-CP Credential?

The Clinical Nurse Specialist Perioperative Certification credential (CNS-CP), is designed for advanced practice registered nurses who have completed graduate preparation in the CNS role. Keeping the unique role a CNS plays in mind, this credential is centered around promoting optimal perioperative patient outcomes, which include:

Read More

Topics: Insider, cns-cp