The CBN credential is a mark of distinction for nurses in metabolic and bariatric surgery, and benefits extend to employers and colleagues. Having Certified Bariatric Nurses on staff shows an employer’s dedication to providing quality patient care and overall commitment to improving the field of metabolic and bariatric surgery.

A Sign of Specialty Knowledge

By gaining the certification, the professional Registered Nurse proves they have met a national standard and have a specialty knowledge and clinical competence to meet the needs of the morbidly obese and bariatric surgery patients. Certification also aids nurses in career advancement and professional recognition, and it shows that the nurse is motivated and dedicated to the profession.

Employers See Benefits, Too

Hospitals, private practices, and specialty clinics, at both the employer and colleague levels, can see benefits of hiring nurses with the CBN credential.

  • Certification helps with facility accreditation (i.e., ANCC Magnet Recognition).
  • Certification decreases hospital and practice insurance premium costs.
  • Certification increases the level of care provided to patients, as CBN’s hold up-to-date knowledge and skills.
  • Certification lowers turnover, as nurses who have pursued the CBN credential have high job satisfaction.
  • Certification ensures optimal patient outcomes and patient satisfaction.
  • Certification increases trust in the organization’s credibility.
  • Hospitals can also market to consumers as an added benefit to differentiate themselves from competitors.

Certification also provides patients with validation that the nurse caring for them is an expert in their field and has achieved a recognized standard of knowledge and clinical expertise in the specialty of metabolic and bariatric surgery.

Information on eligibility and current registration and testing dates can be found here.