Alumnus Status

Alumnus status was designed for CCRN-, CCRN-E-, CCRN-K- and PCCN-certified nurses who don’t meet eligibility for certification but are still in the nursing profession in some other capacity, many of whom have expressed a strong desire to remain connected with their credential. Alumnus status is renewable on a 3-year cycle.

The "Alumnus CCRN,", "Alumnus CCRN-E," “Alumnus CCRN-K” or "Alumnus PCCN" designation, written out, may be used on your CV or resume or below your name and credentials on a business card, but may not be used after your signature or on a name badge.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Have held CCRN, CCRN-E, CCRN-K or PCCN certification at some time in the past
  • No longer working with acutely and/or critically ill patients or in an adult tele-ICU, not even in a supervisory role (supervisors at the bedside are still qualified to be certified and are, therefore, not qualified for the Alumnus status), for enough hours to renew an active CCRN, CCRN-E, CCRN-K or PCCN certification
  • Submission of a completed application and fee
  • No submission of CERPs is required


  • A wall certificate denoting Alumnus CCRN, Alumnus CCRN-E, Alumnus CCRN-K or Alumnus PCCN status
  • Attractive lapel pin that denotes Alumnus status
  • Monthly issues of AACN Bold Voices 
  • Eligible to attend the annual Certification Celebration at NTI


Alumnus Status  
AACN Members $75
Nonmembers $90

Payable in U.S. Funds. Fees are subject to change without notice.

For further information please contact AACN Customer Care at (800) 899-2226.

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