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A - CHT    CIC - EN    ENA - NCP    NCS - RRT    RT - WO


ARTAccredited Records Technician
A3MAsians for Miracle Marrow Matches
AACNAmerican Association of Critical Care Nurses
AADPAsian American Donor Program
AAEMAmerican Academy of Emergency Physicians
AALNCAmerican Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
AAOAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology
AAPAAmerican Academy of Physician Assistants
AAPSAmerican Association of Physician Specialists
AAPTAmerican Association of Psychiatric Technicians, Inc.
AARCAmerican Association of Respiratory Care
AARTAmerican Assoc. for Radiologic Technologists
AASAssociate of Applied Science (major is Nursing)
American Association of Suicidology
ABQAURPAmerican Board of Quality of Assurance & Utlization Review Physicians
ACCEAmerican College of Childbirth Educators (ASPO / Lamaze)
ACEAmerican Council on Exercise
ACLSAdvanced Cardiac Life Support
ACNPAcute Care Nurse Practitioner (USA)
ACRNAids Certified Registered Nurse (Awarded by the HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board)
ADNAssociate Degree of Nursing
Assistant Director of Nursing
ADONAssistant Director of Nursing (Australia = level 4)
A & EAccident and Emergency (Australia)
AHAAmerican Heart Association
American Hospital Association
AHIPAcademy of Health Information Professionals (part of Medical Library Association)
AINAssistant in Nursing (Australia)
ALSOAdvanced Life Support and Obstetrics
AMAAmerican Medical Association
ANMAssistant Nurse Manager
ANNAAmerican Nephrology Nurses Association
ANPAdult Nurse Practitioner
AOCNAdvanced Oncology Certified Nurse (May be NP or CNS, requires MS in nursing)
AORNAssociation of Operating Room Nurses (USA)
APICAssociation for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology, Inc.
APLSAdvanced Pediatric Life Support
APNAdvanced Practice Nurse (may be CNS, NP, CNM, or CRNA)
APNPAdvanced Practice Nurse Prescriber
APRNAdvanced Practice Registered Nurse
ARNAssociation of Rehabilitation Nurses
ARNPAdvanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
ARNP-BC, GNP    Advanced Registered Nurse Practice - Board Certified (ARNP-BC)
ASNAssociate in Science of Nursing
ASOPAAmerican Society of Orthopedic Physician
ASORNAmerican Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses (they operate out of the AAO)
ASPANAmerican Society of Peri Anesthesia
ASPNAssociated Science of Practical Nursing (North Dakota Board of nursing)
ATArt (or Activity) Therapist
ATLSAdvanced Trauma Life Support
BAA (N)Bachelor of Applied Arts in Nursing
BANBachelor of Arts in Nursing - College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN
BCLSBasic Cardiac Life Support
B-I-RBehavior / Intervention / Response (form of POR - type of psy charting)
B-I-R-PBehavior / Intervention / Response / Plan (form of POR - type of psy charting)
Bsc.NBachelor of Science Nursing
BSNBachelor of Science Nursing
BSPABachelor of Science Professional Arts
BIGDutch abbrevation applies to Registered Nurses (Beroepen Individuele Gezondheidszorg)
BCRTCFUSABuddhist Compassion Relief Tzu-Chi Foundation USA
CCertified (usually appears with another title)
Caremaps documentation tool based on expected physician orders & patient outcomes
CAPACertified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (an ASPAN Certification)
CARNCertified Addictions Registered Nurse (USA)
CAVHContinuous Arterial Venous Hemofiltration
CBECertified Breastfeeding Educator
CCCCritical Care Nurse (Australia)
CCHPCertified Correctional Health Profession
CCMCertified Case Manager
CCRNCertified Critical Care Registered Nurse
CCSCertified Coding Specialist
CCTCCertified Clinical Transplant Coordinator
CCUCoronary Care Unit; Color Changing Unit; Community Care Unit
CDACCertified Drug and Alcohol Counselor
CDDNCertified Developmental Disabilities Nurse
CDECertified Diabetes Educator
CDMSCertified Disability Management Specialist
CDONA/LTCCertified Director of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care
CENCertification for Emergency Nursing
CENAsCompetency Evaluated Nurse Aides
CETNCertified Enterostomal Therapy Nurse
CFNPCertified Family Nurse Practitioner
CGFNSCommission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools
CGRNCertified Gastroenterological Registered Nurse (USA)
CHESCertified Health Education Specialist
CHNCommunity Health Nurse; Certified Hemodiaysis Nurse
CHPNCertified Hospice and Palliative Care
CHTCertified Hemodialysis Technician
Certified Hyperbaric Technologist
CHT RNCertified Hyperbaric Technologist Registered Nurse


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