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The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Certification Program will give you the opportunity to advance your nursing career and prove your ability to provide the best patient care. Demonstrate your commitment to nursing with the most respected certification in the profession. Whether you are looking to achieve your first certification, ready to renew, or exploring new certifications, scroll down to find the certification you need.
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The knowledge you need to succeed
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.
ANA has a wide range of affordable resources to suit your style of learning including test-preparation workshops, webinars, and on-demand courses. These resources will give you extra confidence and help you to achieve your ANCC certification.
To achieve ANCC Certification, you must meet the eligibility criteria for the specialty and pass the relevant certification exam. All ANCC Certification exams are available year-round via our test partner, Prometric, who provide convenient, secure, and reliable tests in thousands of test centers across the U.S. and the world.
To locate a test center and schedule your certification test, visit our Prometric Test Center page.
ANCC Certification Program
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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