The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) examination tests clinical knowledge in family/individual across the life span (prenatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, elderly, and frail elderly primary care). Nurse Practitioners certified by AANPCB as a Family Nurse Practitioner will continue to be certified, credentialed, and recognized by AANPCB as long as the minimum requirements for renewal of certification are met and the certification does not lapse.
The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (A-GNP) examination tests clinical knowledge of young adults (including adolescents and emancipated minors), adults, and older adults (including young-old, old, and oldold adults). Certificants who are Dual-certified by AANPCB as both an ANP and a GNP are eligible to apply for conversion to the Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (A-GNP) through the AANPCB Conversion Application process.
AANPCB is collaborating with the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP) to develop the Emergency Nurse Practitioner specialty certification examination for Family Nurse Practitioners who work in the emergency care. Due to the lifespan scope of the ENP examination, only certified FNPs who meet eligibility criteria will be able to take the AANPCB Emergency NP certification examination. This specialty certification examination is expected to become available in January 2017. Information will be available on the AANPCB website in the FAQ section.