The leading nursing credentialing organization in the U.S., the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is passionate about helping you as an individual nurse or as a team of nurses in a healthcare setting on your journey to nursing excellence. With ANCC, you will enrich your professional and personal development, increase your exposure to issues within the nursing community, and contribute to your profession's advancement and commitment to quality patient care.

The seal of
nursing excellence"

Our mission is to promote excellence in nursing and health care globally through credentialing programs and related services.

ANCC is accredited by
the American Board of Nursing Specialties and
the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.


Tenth National Magnet Conference

Join us in Denver October 4-6 as we "map the journey to excellence;" click here for more information, to register, and to make your housing reservations.

Two new study aids
now online...

• Clinical Nurse Specialist: Foundations of Practice and Competencies; click here to register.
• Family Nurse Practitioner Study Group; click here to register.

Margaret Leonard Named ‘National Case Manager of the Year'

Margaret (Peggy) Leonard received the National Case Manager of the Year Award from the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) at its annual conference in Grapevine, Texas, on June 15th. More >>


Calling all staff nurses!

Take a moment to complete our staff nurse survey >>

ANCC response to NCSBN’s draft document, “Vision Paper: The Future Regulation of Advanced Practice Nursing”

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Web-based professional portfolio management

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Seminars on CD

CDs from selected NP and CNS review seminars are designed to help nurses prepare for certification exams >>

Test-Taking Techniques

Back by popular demand, this online course helps candidates prepare for certification exams >>

Pre-Magnet Conference Certification Exams

Attend the 2006 National Magnet Conference and take the Nursing Administration or Medical Surgical Certification exam; click here for more information.

Year-End Holiday Closure

The ANCC and ANA offices will be closed for the holidays, December 25th, 2006 through January 1, 2007. The last business-day of 2006 will be Friday December 22nd. We will reopen for business Tuesday January 2, 2007.

Perinatal exam placed on ‘watch list’

First step in 18-month preparation process for retiring the exam; click here for more information.

Build a better future

Watch our video to learn how ANCC certification can open a world of opportunities for you >>

Ready to renew your certification?

Here's a list of all the forms you'll need >>