Credential Awarded: AGACNP-BC
The ANCC Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner board certification examination is a competency based entry-level examination that provides a valid and reliable assessment of the clinical knowledge and skills of the nurse practitioner. This certification aligns with the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification and Education. Once you complete eligibility requirements to take the certification examination and successfully pass the exam, you are awarded the credential: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (AGACNP-BC). This credential is valid for 5 years. You can continue to use this credential by maintaining your license to practice and meeting the renewal requirements in place at the time of your certification renewal. The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification accredits this ANCC certification.
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