This national day of recognition honors the important achievement of nursing specialty, subspecialty and advanced practice certification – and provides a perfect opportunity to acknowledge and thank certified nurses for their hard work, dedication and commitment to excellence.

Take advantage of AACN downloadable resources, recognition gifts and celebration ideas to make a difference for the certified nurses in your life. And be sure to share your ideas, activities, photos and success stories – send them to with "Celebrate Certified Nurses" in the subject line, or post them to the AACN Facebook page.

Resources to Help You Celebrate

Ideas for Celebrating

Nurses and Facilities

Creative ways to celebrate

AACN Ambassadors and Chapters

Additional support resources