Recognition Ideas

Celebrate PNCB-certified staff, like these Certified Pediatric Nurses at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Recognition for Nurses

Luncheons during special event weeks. Features in employer newsletters and websites. A monthly reception honoring newly certified nurses... These are all great ways to support your staff and encourage others to seek certification. Below are more ideas for honoring certified staff. If you have additional thoughts to share, please email


Certified Nurses Day

Each year on March 19th, certified nurses are honored with their own special day of recognition. March 19th is the birthday of Margretta "Gretta" Madden Styles, EdD, RN, FAAN (1903-2005). Known as the "Mother of Nurse Credentialing," Styles was a visionary scholar with an international impact on the nursing profession. Download free posters and notecards to celebrate: 8.5 x 11" poster - 11 x 17" poster - 18 x 24 poster - Thank you notecard - Congratulations notecard


The Wall of Distinction

Creating a PNCB Wall of Distinction tells your nurses that you value their commitment to certification and explains this important professional milestone to the public. For ideas to create your own Wall, and see what others have done, see our Wall of Distinction webpage.


Share the News

Personalize our press releases to announce newly certified staff in hospital newsletters or local papers.


Pinning Ceremonies

Nurses who achieve PNCB certification receive a free lapel pin displaying their credential. If you are planning an event to honor newly certified RNs, consider coordinating a pinning ceremony to acknowledge their achievement.


CPNP Poster

Increase recognition of the CPNP role and all they do to provide high quality healthcare for children! Download a CPNP Poster to increase awareness about your CPNP role:


"5 or More" Employer Recognition

Did you know that the PNCB recognizes healthcare facilities with five or more Certified Pediatric Nurses on staff? Hospitals achieving this distinction receive a certificate of recognition from the PNCB for the pursuit of excellence by their CPNs and are welcome to share a photo of their PNCB-certified nurses for posting on our website. See the list.

CPN Plaque

Faces of Certification

PNCB-certified nursing professionals work in a variety of roles and settings throughout the US and beyond. Share your photo today!

Karen Capusan, CPNP-PC Northwell Health New Hyde Park, NY
Jesse Kay, CPN, CPNP-AC Children's Hospital Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
Tyler Simpson, CPNP-PC, CPN Arkansas Children's Hospital Little Rock, AR
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