Professional development and advancement are core outcomes of AACN education programs and resources. You can rely on AACN for expert knowledge and the influence to fulfill your promise to patients and their families.

NTI Conference

NTI is the premier clinical education conference for acute and critical care nurses. Through sharing and best practices, you come away with new ideas, a different perspective and the inspired energy to promote positive changes in your practice.

Continuing Education

Continuing education is a pathway to enhancing knowledge, competency and career advancement. AACN provides unlimited, free CE credits as a benefit of membership. An Online CE Center, open to everyone, makes storing and tracking CE activities easy.

CNE Program Approval

Our CNE Program Approval process verifies that courses meet professional education standards. Approval by AACN means a program has been reviewed, validating that it meets the requirements necessary for a sound educational experience.


E-Learning from AACN offers quality, up-to-date, Web-based educational courses that are cost-effective and easy-to-use. Read about the ways our E-Learning courses offer many advantages over traditional classroom teaching, and even other online programs.

Continuing Professional Development Scholarships

AACN scholarships advance the art and science of acute and critical care nursing by supporting AACN members who are furthering their nursing education.

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