Certification is awarded to individuals who meet eligibility criteria based on experience and who pass an examination covering a broad range of knowledge and skills relevant to their professional practice.
Those individuals who achieve ABCGN certification can be recognized by a designation used after their names – CGRN. Once certified, nurses maintain their certification by re-certifying every five years. Candidates may re-certify either by retesting or by completing a specified program of continuing education.
ABCGN's Certified Gastroenterology Registered Nurse (CGRN) credential has been accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC).
- Expand your role in providing patient services
- Demonstrate your commitment to your profession
- Improve patient care
- Achieve greater satisfaction in your chosen profession
- Accelerate career growth
2021 Certification Statistics
The number of candidates eligible to the CGRN in 2021 totaled 509 candidates. Of the 509 eligible only 449 candidates took the exam in 2021. 254 (56.57%) passed and received the CGRN designation. ABCGN continues to monitor the effects of the pandemic on the candidate pass rates.
We now offer an online credential verification tool. Visit our CGRN Certification Registry.