Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification
Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board (PSNCB)
500 Cummings Center, Suite 4400
Beverly, MA 01915
PSNCB 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 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
Have spent at least 1,000 practice hours in plastic surgical nursing during two (2) of the preceding three (3) years.
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:
$295 for ISPAN members
$395 for non-members
ADDITIONAL EXAM FEES:
$100 Late Fee
For applications postmarked during the late period
$25 Application Processing Fee
Not refundable in case of a refund
$20 Returned Check Fee
Incurred if a check is returned for insufficient funds.
3 years from the date of passing the exam.
Exam Dates & Deadlines:
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for Nursing Education and Testing (CNET) is transitioning both the CPSN and CANS examinations to a computer-based testing format. Due to the complexities of this task, this will not be finalized until early 2021. As a result of this, CNET will not offer CPSN or CANS examinations in the fall of 2020.
If you applied to take the spring exam, and your application was pushed to the fall examination dates, or if you have already applied for the fall examinations, CNET will carry your application forward to the 2021 examinations.