Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS)
Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board (PSNCB)
500 Cummings Center, Suite 4400
Beverly, MA 01915
ANSC Eligibility Criteria
Be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the United States, its territories or Canada, holding a current full and unrestricted license.
Have spent at least 1,000 practice hours within the core specialties during the last two (2) years.
Have a minimum of two (2) years of nursing experience as a registered nurse within the four Core Specialties in collaboration or in a practice with a physician that is board Certified within a core specialty. This can be in a general staff, administrative, teaching, or research capacity within three (3) years prior to application.
Be currently working in collaboration or in a practice with a physician that is Board Certified within one of the following specialties: Plastic/Aesthetic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, or Facial Plastic Surgery (ENT).
Have your supervising core physician, who holds a current full and unrestricted license, endorse your application.
Handbook - Application - Study Materials:
Exam Dates & Deadlines:
All exam dates for 2019 have expired.
New dates for 2020 to be announced!
3 years from the date of passing exam.
$195 for ISPAN members
$295 for non-members
$100 first-time retake fee* for ISPAN members
For persons who did not pass on their very first attempt. Good for two years from date of first test.
$150 first-time retake fee* for non-members
Additional exam fees:
$25 late processing fee
To cover postmarks between application deadline and end of late fee period.
$25 application refund fee
Incurred if a refund of the exam fee is processed.
$20 returned check fee
Incurred if a check for any exam fee(s) is returned for insufficient funds.