Certification in ambulatory care nursing is available through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a division of the American Nurses Association (ANA).

AAACN worked with ANCC in 1998 to develop the exam and continues to be involved today.TNP Nurse

Currently, one AAACN member serves on the ANCC Content Expert Panel. This panel makes sure the exam is up-to-date with current ambulatory nursing practice by doing work such as writing new exam questions and determining the passing score.

The American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS) has published a position statement on the value of specialty nursing certification, such as ambulatory care nursing.

Among other things, ABNS states that "specialty nursing certification is an objective measure of knowledge which validates that a nurse is qualified to provide specialized nursing care." 

Read the full position statement.

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The 2017 American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) 42nd Annual Conference will be repeating its stay at the New Orleans Marriott located on Canal Street in the French Quarter when we hold our 2017 conference in The Big Easy! Plan to join us for another fantastic education event on May 10-13, 2017 in New Orleans, LA! View the brochure.

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