Certifications & Licenses

Partnerships with Colleges and Universities

Nursing Student FPOOur Nursing Department participates in the Kennedy Krieger/Johns Hopkins Maternal and Child Health Bureau/LEND training program and provides educational opportunities for students from the following colleges and universities:

  • Anne Arundel Community College—AA and EMT programs
  • The Catholic University of America
  • Frostburg State University
  • Howard Community College
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing—BSN and MSN programs
  • Marymount University
  • Stevenson University
  • Stony Brook University
  • Towson University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
  • University of Maryland School of Nursing—BSN and MSN programs
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of South Alabama
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Walden University

Professional Certifiying Organzations

As Kennedy Krieger nurses, we collectively hold a variety of certifications, depending on our individual clinical areas of focus and experience. Here is a list of the organizations from which many of us have certifications:

  • Maryland Nurses Association (MNA)
  • Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN; state and national organizations)
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • Case Management Society of America (CMSA)
  • National Association of School Nurses (NASN; state and national organizations)
  • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC)
  • Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB)
  • Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association (DDNA)

Nursing Jobs at Kennedy Krieger

As Kennedy Krieger nurses, we collectively hold a variety of certifications, depending on our individual clinical areas of focus and experience. Here is a list of the certifications that many of us have:
  • Certified Case Manager (CCM)
  • Certified Developmental Disabilities Nurse (CDDN)
  • Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC)
  • Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN)
  • Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN)
  • Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC)
  • Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP) [OR: “Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN)”?]
  • Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner-Psychiatric Mental Health (CRNP-PMH)
  • Registered Nurse-Pediatric Certification (RN-PC) [Is this right?]
  • Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist-Board Certified (PCNS-BC)

STAFFING (LICENSURE)

As Kennedy Krieger nurses, we are licensed or certified by the state of Maryland (or by the Consortium of State Boards) as the following: [I can’t verify the “Consortium of State Boards” as a legal name. Should it be the “National Council of State Boards of Nursing” instead?]

  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PSY-NP) [I can’t verify this abbreviation.]
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

All of us are graduates of nurse practitioner programs approved by the Maryland State Board of Nursing. All of us who are registered nurses and licensed practical nurses have graduated from schools accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the respective state nursing board. All of us who are certified nursing assistants have completed a course approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing (MBON).