CCRN, PCCN, RN-BC/CMSRN, CMC, CSC, CNML exist to establish validation for proficiency in critical care, progressive care , nursing management and medical-surgical nursing. Review with us, take the certification exam and be recognized!
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the world’s largest specialty nursing organization, has been serving the needs of nurses caring for acutely and critically ill patients since 1969.
AACN Certification Corporation was established in 1975 as a separate entity to provide comprehensive credentialing for nurses to ensure that their practice is consistent with established standards of excellence in caring for acutely and critically ill patients and their families.
Progressive Care Certified Nurse (PCCN)
PCCN certification is a credential granted by AACN Certification Corporation that validates your knowledge of nursing care of acutely ill adult patients to hospital administrators, peers, patients and, most importantly, to yourself. PCCN certification promotes continuing excellence in progressive care nursing.
PCCN is a registered service mark of AACN Certification Corporation and denotes certification in progressive care nursing.
RN- Board Certified (RN-BC) or Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN)
RN-BC and /or CMSRN are the earned credentials that recognize that the highest standards of medical-surgical nursing practice have been achieved. You can become certified by successfully completing the ANCC or MSNCB examination.
The ANCC and MSNC Board exist to establish credentialing mechanisms for validating proficiency in medical-surgical nursing.
CMC ( Cardiac Medicine Certification)
CSC ( Cardiac Surgery Certification)
The CMC credential is for certified nurses practicing in areas such as CCU; combined ICU/CCU; medical ICU; telemetry; progressive care; heart failure clinics, home care; interventional cardiology; cardiac catheterization labs or electrophysiology units. The CSC credential is for certified nurses working in areas such as cardiovascular Surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, or post-anesthesia care units (PACUs), providing care to cardiac surgery patients in the first 48 hours post-operatively.