The increasing acuity of hospitalized patients means caring for more patients with life-threatening pulmonary conditions, including those associated with COVID-19. Safely assessing these patients and administering treatment therapies — such as mechanical ventilation — is a complex balancing act requiring expert knowledge and skill. Earning AACN’s COVID-19 Pulmonary and Ventilator Care Micro-Credential validates your specialty knowledge in caring for patients with severe respiratory illness.
This micro-credential supports the clinical practice of healthcare professionals providing acute/critical care to patients with pulmonary conditions, including COVID-19, who require mechanical ventilation. Patients on ventilators are located throughout hospitals or acute care facilities, so nurses pursuing this micro-credential are not limited to any particular unit or setting. The only eligibility requirement is that applicants must hold a current, unencumbered U.S. healthcare professional license.
The process of applying for and taking the COVID-19 Pulmonary and Ventilator Care Micro-Credential exam is streamlined to make it as easy as possible for nurses pursuing this professional achievement.
1No application is necessary; purchase the exam from this webpage.
2Detailed instructions are sent via email after completing your transaction.
3Take the exam online at your convenience, anytime and anywhere.
4Results are shared immediately upon completion of the exam.
5Print your certificate of achievement from your AACN customer dashboard.
6Send a verification letter to your employer through our online verification system.
To help you prepare for your COVID-19 Pulmonary and Ventilator Care Micro-credential exam, AACN offers several useful resources.
This comprehensive exam content outline details the specific content areas covered in the exam.
This free online course provides the latest information nurses need to care for patients with COVID-19.
This collection of AACN resources offers easy access to COVID-19 and pulmonary-related educational content.
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