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Plastic Surgical
Nurse Certification
Aesthetic Nurse
Specialist Certification
Education Resources Certification Board Certified Nurses Area

To be eligible to apply for certification, the candidate must:

  1. Be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the United States, its territories or Canada, and

  2. Work in collaboration or in a practice with a physician that is Board Certified within one of the following specialties: Plastic/Aesthetic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, or Facial Plastic Surgery (ENT); and

  3. Have a minimum of two (2) years of nursing experience as a registered nurse within one of the listed Core Specialties above in a general staff, administrative, teaching, or research capacity within three (3) years prior to application, and

  4. Have spent at least one thousand (1,000) practice hours within the core specialties during the preceding two (2) years, and

  5. Have your Supervising Core Physician endorse your application





CERTIFICATION EXAM
DATES and DEADLINES

Deadline Late Fee Deadline* Examination Date
8/18/2017 9/1/2017 10/9/2017
ISPAN Convention, Orlando, FL
8/8/2017 9/1/2017 10/12/2017
AES Meeting
Miami, Florida
8/18/2017 9/1/2017 10/14/2017
Cross National Sites
Submission period beginning June 1, 2017

*Add $25 late fee to application

For question regarding the location and time of the exams, please contact C-NET at 201-217-9083.

Find out more about the CANS and CPSN exam dates.

EDUCATION

The Core Curriculum for Plastic Surgical Nursing, 4th edition, represents the comprehensive documentation of plastic and reconstructive surgical nursing knowledge and skills. This new edition reflects advances in technology and patient management and contains additional chapters presenting material on a wider variety of topics germane to plastic surgery.

The Core Curriculum for Plastic Surgical Nursing, 4th edition, is a resource for every aspect of patient care and the development of educational materials and a guide for self-development. Each chapter includes principles upon which to base an effective plan for patient care.

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