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The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) credentials both organizations and individuals who advance nursing. Whether you want to boost your career prospects or achieve international recognition for your health care organization, do not settle for less than the recognized authority in nursing credentialing.

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Meet the senior team driving excellence in nursing credentialing. View a directory of the ANCC leadership.

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Magnet Prize Award


Honor your achievements with an ANCC award. Discover the range of awards available.

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Transform your organization with ANCC programs. Recognized internationally as the leader in organizational and individual nurse credentialing and accreditation, our programs can help you build financial success, improved patient outcomes, and satisfied staff.

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The ANCC Accreditation program recognizes the importance of high-quality Continuing Nursing Education (CNE), interprofessional continuing education, residency and fellowship programs, and skills-based competency programs.

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The ANCC Certification Program enables nurses to demonstrate their specialty expertise and validate their knowledge to employers and patients.

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Magnet Recognition Program®

Magnet® is the most prestigious distinction a health care organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes. Gain the benefits of improved patient outcomes throughout your organization.

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The Pathway to Excellence® Program

The Pathway to Excellence® Program recognizes a healthcare organization's commitment to creating a positive nursing practice environment. The Pathway to Excellence in Long Term Care® program is the first to recognize this type of supportive work setting specifically in long-term care facilities.

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Reach a targeted group of influential nursing decision-makers with sponsorship opportunities throughout the ANA Enterprise.

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Certified by ISO

All of ANCC’s credentialing programs are ISO certified, achieving ISO 9001:2015 recognition in 2017.

ISO certification is the firmly established global standard for assuring stakeholders of an organization's ability to satisfy quality-related requirements.

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ANCC Conferences

Be first to hear the latest news in nursing, and connect with talented nurses from throughout the U.S., at ANCC conferences, including the ANCC National Magnet Conference®, the largest gathering of nurses in the United States. With several events held throughout the year, there’s plenty of opportunity to advance your practice or improve your organization.

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The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) credentials both organizations and individuals who promote nursing excellence.

Latest news and announcements

National Magnet Nurse of the Year Award winners

2018 National Magnet Nurse of the Year® Award Winners Announced

ANCC presented the 2018 National Magnet Nurse of the Year® Awards and the five winners were recognized at the ANCC National Magnet Conference® in Denver, Colorado. The award recognizes the outstanding contributions of clinical nurses to innovation, consultation, leadership, and professional risk-taking.

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Professor Sheila D. Tlou Wins the 2018 HRH Princess Muna Al Hussein Award

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) today presented Professor Sheila D. Tlou, PhD, RN, FAAN, with the prestigious HRH Princess Muna Al Hussein Award for her more than 30 years of impassioned advocacy for nursing and healthcare across the globe. The award was given at the ANCC National Magnet Conference® in Denver.

Christiana Care Health System wins the 2018 ANCC Magnet Prize

Christiana Care Health System Wins 2018 ANCC Magnet Prize®

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) announced today that Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, DE, is the recipient of the 2018 ANCC Magnet Prize®, sponsored by Cerner, a global leader in healthcare technology.


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ANCC Board of Directors Appoints Individuals to Three ANCC Commissions

The ANCC Board of Directors recently appointed the following individuals to the Commission on Accreditation, the Commission on Magnet Recognition and the Commission on Pathway to Excellence. The purpose of the ANCC commissions is to govern the activities of each respective ANCC program. New Commissioners’ terms are set to begin January 2019.

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