To reactivate certification within two years after expiration:
If a certified nurse fails to re-certified allowing their certification to lapse, they have up to two (2) years from expiration to submit a re-certification packet requesting reactivation of certification. All requirements for reactivation/re-certification must have been met during the 3 year period prior to the date of application.
To reactivate certification more than 2 years after expiration:
Reactivation is still possible. Individuals must test.
DNC Recertification Fee
- DNA member $175
- Non DNA member $250
DCNP Reactivation Fee
- DNA member $240
- Non DNA Member $315
The same application for re-certification applies. In addition, the applicant understands that the reactivation option for the DNC or DCNP credential can only be used once.
Download the Reactivation Application (PDF)