For more than 50 years and with around 130,000 members, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has supported progressive and critical care nurses with world-class resources, education and conferences — all at an incredible value.

Whether you’re new to or transitioning into progressive or critical care nursing, continuing your education, validating your clinical expertise, seeking connection or anywhere in between, AACN is here to support you.

Gain Access to Exclusive Member Benefits

You work hard — and your association should, too. As a member of AACN, you will enjoy access to benefits that enhance your practice and well-being so you can be at your best for yourself and your patients.

Unlimited Free CEs
Keep your knowledge — and your license — up-to-date with over 500 CE activities
Clinical Resources
Stay up-to-date with the latest evidence-based and standard-setting practices
Online Peer Support Community
Ask questions, find answers and engage virtually with like-minded nurses
Take advantage of member-only discounts on certification, NTI, travel, shopping and more
Included Journal Subscriptions
Enjoy reading the latest award-winning and peer-reviewed research, news and opinions at your fingertips
Scholarships & Grants
Promote lifelong learning and clinical innovation

Free Trial Access to CE Activities

For a limited time, enjoy access to select CE activities that help members stay current and up-to-date with their practice and license.
Invest in yourself and your patients for less than $7 a month.

Our strength is the diversity of our membership

Together, We Are Stronger

Don't Just Join ... Become Involved

Together, we share knowledge, challenges and inspiration to create solutions that make our work more effective, our practice better and our patients safer.
Awards for excellence
Recognize outstanding contributions by your peers
Nearly 200 local chapters
Stay connected with friends and colleagues
Volunteer opportunities
Find ways to help support and advance our profession

Membership Also Includes

MyAACN dashboard for at-a-glance tracking of CE hours, CERP progress, certification status and more

Discounted subscription pricing for the quarterly journal AACN Advanced Critical Care

Free shipping on orders of $75 or more from the AACN Store

Optional discounted insurance benefits include discounted professional liability, long-term care and pet insurance

AACN Has Resources to Support Your Needs

No matter where you are on your nursing journey