CUNP: Nurse Practitioner

Certification Board for Urology Nurses and Associates (CBUNA)

East Holly Avenue

Box 56

Pitman, NJ 08071-0056

856.256.2351 (Voice)

856.589.7463 (Fax)





Nurses must meet same requirements as Urology Registered Nurse, plus have current recognition by their state board or nursing as a Nurse Practitioner and/or a Clinical Nurse Specialist, and hold a Master’s Degree in Nursing.


CBUNA Announces Advanced Practice Exam Changes
After an investigation into the need for and utilization of Advanced Practice certification, the Certification Board for Urologic Nurses and Associates (CBUNA) reports that it will be deleting two testing groups. Physician Assistants will no longer be offered the urology certification exam after May 31, 2010. Clinical Nurse Specialists will only be offered the Urology Registered Nursing exam through May 31, 2011.

If you wish to pursue CBUNA Certification as a CUCNS, it is highly recommended that you begin the application process as soon as possible. The Advanced Practice certification exam will be offered to Clinical Nurse Specialists in October 2010 and for the last time May 14, 2011, after which time they will only be offered the CURN exam.



$275 – SUNA Members.

$355 – Non-Members.

Special 1st-time retake fee: $220 – SUNA Members; $270 – Non-Members



Late Fees: $25 for applications postmarked after the deadline.




Spring Sites:

Fall Sites:

SUNA Orlando, FL:

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3 years from date of passing exam. All re-certification questions should be directed to CBUNA. To download the re-certification application, click HERE.


To download the application, click HERE.


Special Test Dates:  




* Current license as an RN in the United States, its territories, or Canada.
* Minimum of 2 years of plastic surgical nursing experience as an RN.
* Spend at least 50% of practice hours in plastic surgical nursing during 2 of the preceding 5 years.
* Be in compliance with state regulations of the practice of hemodialysis patient-care technicians, if applicable. Applicants must meet the experience requirement (for certification) of the state in which they practice.