About AACN Certification Corporation

AACN Certification Corporation, a separately incorporated organization, develops and administers the CCRN, CCRN-E, CCRN-K, PCCN, ACNPC, ACNPC-AG*, CCNS, ACCNS-AG*, ACCNS-P* and ACCNS-N* specialty exams, and the CMC and CSC subspecialty exams. In collaboration with the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) Credentialing Center, we also offer the CNML exam.

*Consensus Model-based exams

The primary purpose of AACN Certification Corporation is to promote and enhance consumer health and safety by establishing and maintaining high standards of professional practice excellence through certification and certification renewal for nurses who care for acutely and critically ill patients and their families.