When you belong to AACN, you’re part of an exceptional community of acute and critical care nurses more than 100,000 members strong. Together, we share knowledge, challenges and inspiration to create solutions that make our work easier, our practice better and our patients safer. Whatever your passion, whatever your needs, you’ll find a home in the AACN community.
The Value of Membership
Knowing we hold someone’s life in our hands compels us to give the very best care possible. That’s why we’re committed to providing our members with the knowledge, resources and education to help achieve optimal patient outcomes. AACN membership supports professional excellence, helping you stay up-to-date on the latest research, trends and evidence-based practices, and connecting you with peers who understand your triumphs and trials.
Exclusive access to clinical toolkits and evidence-based resources supports optimal patient outcomes
Discounts for certification, conferences and online products help you maintain your edge
Awards for excellence recognize the outstanding contributions of nursing professionals like you
AACN not only supports the skills associated with critical care nursing, it also demonstrates the caring which is an integral part of the art of nursing. Thank you!Sherry Matthews, RN, MSN, CCRN, Staff Development Instructor, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
I want to keep my membership until I die. I belong to several nursing organizations and AACN gives me the biggest bang for my buck – and the NTI conference is phenomenal!Eugenia Giguere, RN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, CSRN, ICU/Trauma Nurse, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto
As a member of AACN for 20+ years, I’ve had access to the most up-to-date critical care nursing information and countless opportunities to continue my education to provide what I hope was the highest quality of care to my patients.Mary Adolphson, RN, CCRC, former Clinical Research Coordinator (retired)
Every time I call AACN I am never disappointed, my questions are always answered. AACN is a class act!Elizabeth Seal, RN, MSN, APRN, Nurse Practitioner, Community Medical Clinic of Aiken County and Orangeburg Calhoun Free Medical Clinic
Visual tracking of your continuing education activities keeps you ahead of the curve on licensure and certification renewal requirements.
Our handy Clinical Resources portal is organized by clinical topic to help you find the information you need quickly and easily.
Access your favorite AACN resources, programs and products anytime from your customizable Collections page.
As your certification partner, AACN makes it easy to track your certification status and continuing education progress.
Free monthly critical care webinars assist you in translating nursing theory into everyday practice.
Helping nurses – and patients – thrive is what drives us to continuously develop the most current, evidence-based clinical practice tools and resources for our community, and to champion standards for Healthy Work Environments.
As a community dedicated to excellence in caring for patients and their families, we are passionate about recognizing outstanding contributions to the nursing profession through our Beacon and Excellence Awards programs.
Wherever you are on your nursing journey, AACN offers the knowledge and support to help you take your next step – from certification and online learning courses to professional development programs and leadership opportunities.
In the AACN community, there is strength in numbers. We bring together more than 100,000 acute and critical care nurses who support each other – and the profession – by sharing their expertise, experience and inspiration.
Every day we work hard to help our nurses help their patients, from supporting a vibrant network of local chapters, to sponsoring awards and scholarships programs that recognize our best achievements, to providing the professional and emotional support that keeps us strong.
More than 225 local chapters keep you connected to friends and colleagues
Member-only scholarships and grants of over $100,000 annually support lifelong learning
Volunteering opportunities offer many ways to pay it forward