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Continuing Education Activities

Access a multitude of online features, including courses available and CE certificates, through our continuing education activities. Members enjoy even more benefits and obtain the entire online CE Library for free.

Numerous Offerings
Explore over 300 CE offerings, and take note of new online features such as your personal transcript record.
Earn Units for Certification Renewal
Want to renew your certification? Explore courses and earn units towards renewal.
Transcript List
Find a list of all your completed online CE activities here.
Member Benefits
Every CE activity is free and you can access your CE’s through your “MyAACN” online dashboard as part of your AACN membership.

Revolutionize ICU and PCU Nurse Orientation

Experience an industry-leading approach to nurse orientation. AACN's New Nurse Orientation Pathway is designed for nurse educators to support new nurses in progressive and critical care settings, blending personalized education with practical online tools for a game-changing transition to independent patient care.

Webinar Series

Stay current on the latest evidence-based learning and clinical practices in acute and critical care with the AACN Critical Care Webinar Series. These expert-led educational sessions offer knowledge and tools to enhance patient outcomes. Ideal for viewing by groups and individuals, each webinar provides up to 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education (CE).
Webinars typically run 30-60 minutes.
National Experts
Every webinar is led by nationally recognized experts.
Download Related Resources
Every webinar consists of focused, consolidated tools to help facilitate learning.
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Online Courses

As a nursing professional, you want to maintain your expertise, which requires constant reassessment and extensive study of nursing theory and practice. As the largest specialty nursing organization in the world, AACN provides members the tools and resources necessary to further their careers and provide optimal care to their patients.

  • 1Our online courses are reviewed and updated by national experts to reflect current best practices in acute and critical care nursing.

  • 2Our blended approach to acute and critical care education, along with support materials, will help you get the most from your learning experience.

  • 3Convenient web-based access: accessible anywhere, anytime with an internet connection. No software to install or upgrade.

Online Courses
Further your career through our online courses, offering the most current best practices.


AACN's award-winning and nationally recognized journals are widely respected for the evidence-based, clinical information they present to readers.
AACN Advanced Critical Care
This quarterly journal covers the full range of critical care challenges and delivers the newest, most crucial advice to keep your critical care practice up-to-date.
Critical Care Nurse (CCN)
Our bimonthly clinical practice journal provides current, relevant and useful information about the bedside care of critically and acutely ill patients.
American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC)
A bimonthly scientific journal, AJCC offers the latest advances in clinical research, with features that highlight bedside applications of select research articles.
AACN Bold Voices
A monthly magazine for members, it contains concise, reader-friendly articles that capture the latest acute and critical care nursing evidence and news, and AACN initiatives.
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AACN Scholarship

Our scholarships are an exclusive opportunity for members to continue their professional and personal growth. It is an incredible opportunity to enhance their career that not many other organizations offer.
  • 1AACN scholarships promote personal and professional growth. They are available as a great benefit of membership, and you must continue your membership throughout the funded activity.

  • 2Although there are many opportunities to apply for a research grant, very few organizations offer scholarships as a membership benefit.

  • 3When you apply, you will develop a learning plan that links a knowledge gap to your requested activity, and you will answer several questions, including how the activity will help you achieve your goals.


Pursuing professional development and a member of AACN? You’re invited to apply for a scholarship.

Visit Our Career Center

We invite you to explore a career in acute and critical care nursing. There are vast opportunities to work in a variety of acute and critical care settings. A rewarding career awaits you.