Explanation of Degrees/Credentials

  • APNP (Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner or APN)
  • APRN (Advanced Practice Registered Nurse or APR)
  • CBSM (CBSM; Certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine; Certified, BSM)
  • CCSH (Certification in Clinical Sleep Health)
  • CNP (Certified Nurse Practitioner, NP-C or NPBC)
  • CPNP (Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner)
  • DABSM (Diplomate, American Board of Sleep Medicine)
  • DBSM (Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine; D-BSM)
  • DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
  • DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine)
  • FAASM (Fellow Member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine)
  • FRCPC (Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada)
  • FCCP (Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians)
  • LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)
  • LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist)
  • LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor)
  • MA (Master of Arts)
  • MBA (Master of Business Administration)
  • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, MB, ChB, MB, BCh, MB, or BChir)
  • MD (Doctor of Medicine)
  • MPH (Master of Public Health)
  • MSc (Master of Science, MS, SM, or ScM)
  • MSN (Masters in Nursing)
  • MSW (Master of Social Work)
  • NP (Nurse Practitioner)
  • PA (Physician Assistant)
  • PA-C (Certified Physician Assistant)
  • PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
  • PsyD (Doctor of Psychology)

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