Value of Certification Resource Center

Benefits of Certification

Find facts about how certification benefits patients, employers and nurses, and a presentation that features AACN's certification programs.

Uphold the Value of Certification 

Maintaining certification exam integrity is key to public protection, the main focus of AACN Certification Corporation's mission. Certified nurses, exam candidates and certification organizations have responsibilities to keep item content confidential and to enforce the appropriate use of credentials. Access tools and resources that help you uphold the value of certification. 

Evidence That Supports Certification

Build a case for the value of certification. This section includes an annotated bibliography of research studies that show outcomes linked to certification, AACN Certification Corporation’s white paper on certification, which offers an action list for nurses, employers and the public, and articles explaining how certification can serve as a valuable marketing tool for individuals and organizations.

Create a 'Culture of Certification'

Access certification best practices, posters, presentations, position statements and articles to learn what others are doing to promote certification. Get information about being an AACN Ambassador and certification group and bulk discount programs.

Celebrate Certification

View our showcase of certification walls of honor, hospital and chapter celebrations to recognize certified nurses, names of newly certified nurses and those celebrating a certification anniversary of 10, 20, 30 or 35 years. Access our catalog of certification recognition products.