CNS Curriculum Approval Program

AACN's Curriculum Approval Program is available to all schools that have transitioned to a Consensus Model-based curriculum.

  • The program is offered at no charge and requires no contract between AACN and your school. 
  • The process can be completed well in advance of the first cohort graduation.   
  • Advantages of approval for programs:
    • Approved programs will be listed on AACN’s website providing prospective students with valuable program information. 
    • Program directors save time with AACN’s secure online portal when completing student eligibility forms populated with approved curriculum.
  • Advantages of approval for graduates:
    • Assurance that the program they complete will meet AACN’s educational eligibility requirements for the ACCNS-AG or ACCNS-P exam.
    • Expedited application evaluation process (3 to 5 business days).