The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Thrombosis and Hemostasis Network (ATHN), recently announced the launch of a new certification opportunity for hematology nurses. The Hemostasis Nursing Certification Through Portfolio program, which is open to nurses caring for patients with bleeding disorders, provides a valid assessment of the entry-level clinical knowledge and skills of registered nurses in the hemostasis specialty. Hemophilia treatment center (HTC) nurses who successfully complete both the eligibility requirements and peer-lead assessment/review process are awarded the credential: Registered Nurse-Board Certified (RN-BC), which is valid for five years and eligible for renewal.

Further, Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education will reimburse a significant portion of the application fee of successful certification program candidates employed at federally recognized HTCs. Founded in 1996 by the Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center (IHTC), “partners” offers educational programs and online modules for both HTC professionals and other healthcare providers who treat people with bleeding and/or clotting disorders.  

Learn more about the program by going to the ANCC website.

Learn more about the application fee reimbursement.