Why certify?

Certification enhances your career

The HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board (HANCB) and the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) encourage you to pursue certification as an HIV/AIDS Certified LPN/LVN (ACLPN), HIV/AIDS Certified Registered Nurse (ACRN) or Advanced HIV/AIDS Certified Registered Nurse (AACRN). 

Certification is an indication of current knowledge, skills and experience in a specialized area of practice to promote optimal health outcomes. Certification can lead to increased personal satisfaction, job satisfaction and patient satisfaction. It can also improve collaboration, as well as patient and organizational outcomes. 

Your decision to become certified shows your commitment to continued education and motivation to provide patients with better care. Organizations have an increased need for nurses who are certified in a specific area, which means your certification could lead to new professional opportunities. For example, Magnet® institutions require certified RNs and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recommends AACRNs in HIV care.

The purpose of certification is to promote comprehensive HIV nursing care by:

  • Encouraging continued personal and professional growth in the practice of HIV nursing
  • Establishing and measuring the level of knowledge required for certification in HIV nursing
  • Providing a national standard of requisite knowledge for certification; thereby assisting the employer, public and members of health professions in the assessment of the HIV nursing practice
  • Recognizing formally through certification those individuals who meet the eligibility requirements and standards set by the HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board

Join ANAC for $99 and become eligible for the ANAC member rate.

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