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
2019 Certification Statistics
The number of candidates taking the CGRN in 2019 totaled 506 candidates. Of the 506 taking the exam, 351 (69.4%) passed and received the CGRN designation.
We now offer an online credential verification tool. Visit our CGRN Certification Registry.