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Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification

Offered by:

Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board (PSNCB)

500 Cummings Center, Suite 4400

Beverly, MA 01915

877.337.9315 (Voice)

978.524.0461 (Fax)



PSNCB Eligibility Criteria

  1. Be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the United States, its territories or Canada, holding a current full and unrestricted license.

  2. Have a minimum of two (2) years of plastic surgical nursing experience as a registered nurse in a general staff, administrative, teaching, or research capacity within three (3) years prior to application

  3. Have spent at least 1,000 practice hours in plastic surgical nursing during two (2) of the preceding three (3) years.

  4. Be currently working in the field of plastic surgical nursing and in collaboration with a board certified plastic surgeon who holds a current full and unrestricted license.

Handbook - Application - Study Materials:

Exam Dates & Deadlines:

PSNCB Fall testing

Fall 2020 date TBA

Applications accepted beginning June 15, 2020


3 years from the date of passing the 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.