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Whatever your practice level or desired specialty, an ANCC Certification Program is nationally recognized as the measure of the nurse’s ability to provide competent care.
ANCC has set the bar for excellence in health since 1990, with over a quarter million nurses choosing ANCC Certification. By achieving this milestone, you join these exceptional nurses in demonstrating your specialized knowledge and continuing competence. Through certification, you demonstrate your commitment to delivering the best patient care and advance your career potential.
ANCC Certification provides more than letters after your name. Each comprehensive program is rigorously designed to cover the most relevant range of knowledge, skills, and scenarios. Through targeted exams that incorporate the latest clinical practices, ANCC certification shows that you inspire confidence from patients, families, and employers.
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) are central to the modern health care system and are the key providers of accessible and affordable care. Yet to fully support APRNs and maximize the effect of APRN expertise throughout the U.S., a uniform model of regulation was necessary.
The ANCC Certification Program enables nurses to demonstrate their specialty expertise and validate their knowledge to employers and patients. Through targeted exams that incorporate the latest clinical practices, ANCC certification empowers nurses with pride and professional satisfaction.
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