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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

Supporting your patients means staying at the top of your field.

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.

Unlimited free CEs keep your knowledge – and your license – up to date
AACN’s award-winning journals put the latest news and views at your fingertips

Exclusive access to clinical toolkits and evidence-based resources supports optimal patient outcomes

Innovative online learning programs hone your skills and advance your career

Discounts for certification, conferences and online products help you maintain your edge

Awards for excellence recognize the outstanding contributions of nursing professionals like you


Membership Benefits

So much more than free CEs.

AACN members receive free unlimited CE contact hours. But that’s just the beginning. Members also enjoy significant discounts on certification, NTI Conference registration and AACN Store products—plus access to online features such as MyAACN, a personalized area of that helps you manage your certifications, educational transcripts and calendar of events. And our members make it possible for AACN to offer valuable practice information to the broader nursing community.

Don't just join... belong.

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

Your community is waiting for you

Annual membership from $78/year.