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Alumnus Status

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To apply online, go to your certification renewal page and click the Renew button.

Alumnus status was designed for CCRN, CCRN-K, CCRN-E, PCCN and PCCN-K-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-K," "Alumnus CCRN-E," "Alumnus PCCN" or "Alumnus PCCN-K" 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-K, CCRN-E, PCCN or PCCN-K certification at some time in the past
  • No longer working with acutely or critically ill patients or in an adult tele-ICU, for enough hours to renew an active CCRN, CCRN-K, CCRN-E, PCCN or PCCN-K certification
  • No submission of CERPs is required

Benefits

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

Alumnus Status Fees

AACN Members: $75
Nonmembers: $90

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