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Credentialing Research

The ANCC Institute for Credentialing Research supports research-related processes and activities for ANCC organizational and individual credentialing programs, including Accreditation, Certification, Magnet Recognition, and Pathway to Excellence. Externally, the ANCC research program works to promote the growth of credentialing research.

Call for Concept Papers: Multisite Research Study with Pediatric Populations
ANCC invites the submission of concept papers describing a multisite research project that can be implemented at a children's hospital or a hospital with a pediatric population of interest to the study. Learn more  

Call for Expressions of Interest: Magnet Multisite Study
Magnet® organizations are invited to submit expressions of interest to participate in a 3-year multisite research study on evaluating discharge readiness. Learn more

Credentialing Research Report ― Public Comments Are Invited
To stimulate discourse about credentialing research, ANCC offers the report A National Agenda for Credentialing Research in Nursing [pdf] written by the ANCC Research Council and staff. This report proposes a framework to organize credentialing research concepts and to generate research questions. Comments may be submitted at