AACN News—November 2008—Certification

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Vol. 25, No. 11, NOVEMBER 2008

Reminders for Certified Nurses

• CEs are free online for AACN members, and nominally priced for nonmembers. You can search for online programs with CERP designation in any category. If you are Renewing by Synergy CERPs, you can search by CERP type “Synergy CERP” and by Category (e.g., category A, B or C). You can use CE in any of the CERP categories.

• Remember to keep AACN Certification Corporation current with your contact information so you receive important e-mails and correspondence.

• Keep your CERP documentation for a full 3 years after you renew your certification, as you may be audited at any time. Your credential may be revoked if you fail to respond to an audit, or do not meet the criteria required by the audit.

• There is no inactive status available for advanced practice certificants because the credentials (CCNS and ACNPC) are closely tied to licensure, and in many states a proxy for licensure.

• You can update your volunteer profile online at any time (www.aacn.org > Membership > Community) and indicate your interest in item writing, exam development or appeal panels. We have ongoing volunteer needs for all exam types.

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