AACN's national office will be closed for a summer pause from July 15-19, 2024.

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 support — all at an incredible value for members.

It’s Time to Invest in Yourself

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.

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 with exclusive webinars, practice alerts and more
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
Scholarships & Grants
Promote lifelong learning and clinical innovation
Included Journal Subscriptions
Enjoy reading the latest award-winning and peer-reviewed research, news and opinions

Membership Also Includes

So much more than free CEs.

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

Don't Just Join ... Become Involved

Together — as a nursing association — we share knowledge, challenges and inspiration to create solutions that make our work more effective, our practice better and our patients safer.

Nearly 200 Local Chapters
Stay connected with friends and colleagues
Volunteer Opportunities
Find ways to help support and advance our profession
Awards for Excellence
Recognize outstanding contributions by your peers

Wherever You Are on Your Nursing Journey

AACN has resources to support your needs