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ValueSet: Individual Specialties, Degrees, Licenses, and Certificates Value Set

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Active as of 2022-12-08 Computable Name: IndividualSpecialtyAndDegreeLicenseCertificateVS

Individual Specialties, Degrees, Licenses, and Certificates


Logical Definition (CLD)



This value set contains 61 concepts

Expansion based on degreeLicenseCertificate v2.1.0 (CodeSystem)

  PN Practice Nurse

Advanced Practice Nurse

  AAS of Applied Science

Associate of Applied Science

  AA of Arts

Associate of Arts

  ABA of Business Administration

Associate of Business Administration

  AE of Engineering

Associate of Engineering

  AS of Science

Associate of Science

  BA of Arts

Bachelor of Arts

  BBA of Business Administration

Bachelor of Business Administration

  BE or Engineering

Bachelor or Engineering

  BFA of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts

  BN of Nursing

Bachelor of Nursing

  BS of Science

Bachelor of Science

  BSL of Science - Law

Bachelor of Science - Law

  BSN on Science - Nursing

Bachelor on Science - Nursing

  BT of Theology

Bachelor of Theology



  CANP Adult Nurse Practitioner

Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner

  CMA Medical Assistant

Certified Medical Assistant

  CNP Nurse Practitioner

Certified Nurse Practitioner

  CNM Nurse Midwife

Certified Nurse Midwife

  CRN Registered Nurse

Certified Registered Nurse

  CNS Nurse Specialist

Certified Nurse Specialist

  CPNP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

  CTR Tumor Registrar

Certified Tumor Registrar



  DBA of Business Administration

Doctor of Business Administration

  DED of Education

Doctor of Education

  PharmD of Pharmacy

Doctor of Pharmacy

  PHE of Engineering

Doctor of Engineering

  PHD of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy

  PHS of Science

Doctor of Science

  MD of Medicine

Doctor of Medicine

  DO of Osteopathy

Doctor of Osteopathy

  EMT Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician

  EMTP Medical Technician - Paramedic

Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

  FPNP Practice Nurse Practitioner

Family Practice Nurse Practitioner

  HS School Graduate

High School Graduate

  JD Doctor

Juris Doctor

  MA of Arts

Master of Arts

  MBA of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

  MCE of Civil Engineering

Master of Civil Engineering

  MDI of Divinity

Master of Divinity

  MED of Education

Master of Education

  MEE of Electrical Engineering

Master of Electrical Engineering

  ME of Engineering

Master of Engineering

  MFA of Fine Arts

Master of Fine Arts

  MME of Mechanical Engineering

Master of Mechanical Engineering

  MS of Science

Master of Science

  MSL of Science - Law

Master of Science - Law

  MSN of Science - Nursing

Master of Science - Nursing

  MTH of Theology

Master of Theology

  MDA Assistant

Medical Assistant

  MT Technician

Medical Technician



  NP Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner

  PA Assistant

Physician Assistant

  RMA Medical Assistant

Registered Medical Assistant

  RN Nurse

Registered Nurse

  RPH Pharmacist

Registered Pharmacist

  SEC Certificate

Secretarial Certificate

  TS School Graduate

Trade School Graduate

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

Level A few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. In this scheme, some codes are under other codes, and imply that the code they are under also applies
System The source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
Code The code (used as the code in the resource instance)
Display The display (used in the display element of a Coding). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application
Definition An explanation of the meaning of the concept
Comments Additional notes about how to use the code