Eligibility & Fees

Eligibility Requirements

  • Retiring from nursing, with no plans to return or renew certification. The retired nurse must not be working in any type of position that requires the possession of an RN license.
  • Have been certified as a CCRN, CCRN-K, CCRN-E, PCCN or PCCN-K at some time in the past
  • Retired status is renewable every three years at no additional cost


  • Online access to AACN Clinical Voices to keep well-informed of organizational activities and the evolving profession of nursing
  • Eligible to attend the Certification Celebration at NTI

AACN Members