ACRN/AACRN Certification

The HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board (HANCB) is a nonprofit professional organization whose goals are:

  • To improve the quality of HIV/AIDS nursing care and prevention; 
  • To promote competency of nurses caring for persons with HIV/AIDS; and 
  • To recognize this professional achievement through a certification and recertification process.

What is Certification?

  • Certification is an indication of current competence in a specialized area of practice to promote optimal health outcomes
  • Competence includes knowledge, skills and experience in the specialized area of practice

Why Certify?

  • Increased personal satisfaction
  •  Increased job satisfaction
  •  Improved collaboration
  •  Improved patient outcomes
    • Decreased adverse events and patient complications
  •  Improved organizational outcomes
    • Increased patient satisfaction

HANCB administers the AIDS Certified Registered Nurse (ACRN) and the Advanced AIDS Certification Registered Nurse (AACRN) exams. Credentialing exams are administered year-round at more than 300 sites in the USA and Canada. 

Visit the HANCB website and learn more about AACRN/ACRN certification.

Contact HANCB:

Telephone: 800-260-6780 or (330) 670-0101
Mail: 3538 Ridgewood Road
         Akron, OH 44333-3122


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