AACN Certification Corporation lgoo Certification is a milestone of personal excellence on your professional journey. The National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) is the place to learn all about certification, take review courses, sit for exams, network with other certified nurses and celebrate your certification.

Certification Exam Reviews – Preconferences

Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1

NTI provides a great opportunity to take a comprehensive review course before you take your certification exam.

• Adult CCRN • Pediatric CCRN • PCCN • CSC • CMC
• Sunday (only) – CCNS

Take an Exam at NTI

Monday, May 2 • 2:00-6:00 p.m. (1:00-1:30 p.m. check-in)

Take paper and pencil exams for CCRN, PCCN, CCNS, ACNPC and CNML specialty certification and CMC and CSC subspecialties.

  • Pre-registration is required. Use the special NTI exam application, which you can obtain online at www.certcorp.org under "Certification News" or call (800) 899-2226. To be eligible, your application must be postmarked by Thursday, March 17, 2011.
  • One week prior to the exam session, candidates will receive a confirmation letter with the exam time and room location of the testing session.

Certification Celebration Reception and Dinner

Tuesday, May 3 • 6:30-8:00PM — Cash bar opens 5:30 p.m.
Supported in part by Hill-Rom, PharMEDium Services and Atrium

Tickets can be purchased with NTI registration or at the Registration Desk.

Celebrate your achievement and meet others who challenge themselves by earning this hallmark of excellence at our annual dinner exclusively for certified nurses who hold credentials from AACN Certification Corporation and its partners (ACNPC, ACNP-BC, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, CCRN-E, CMC, CSC, and CNML). Alumnus CCRNs and PCCNs are also invited to attend.

Creating a Culture of Certification: Best Practices Roundtable

Wednesday, May 4 • 2:15-3:30 p.m.

Learn how to build stronger support for certification in your organization in this interactive session. Panelists share their experiences with innovative and successful strategies that move organizations and individuals to excellence through nurse certification.

Certification Oasis

Supported in part by Indiana University Health

The Oasis is a special place to spend a quiet moment between sessions, enjoy conversation with colleagues and learn what's new in certification and certification renewal.


Read the most frequently asked NTI questions about certification.

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