On this page you’ll find links to certification-related resources for acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) and clinical nurse specialist (CNS) students.
We look forward to partnering with you for your APRN certification and throughout your career as an APRN. Please email us at APRNcert@aacn.org with any questions.
APRN Student FAQ – Benefits of obtaining APRN certification through AACN and what to expect
AACN e-Membership – A complimentary year for senior ACNP and CNS students
Prepare For Your Exam – For resources, scroll to How to Prepare section
Schools with AACN-Verified Programs – Identify ACNP or CNS graduate program options
Verify Certification – Have verification of your certification sent to yourself, employers or state boards of nursing
National Standards and Guidelines