The Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) and the HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board (HANCB) endorse the concept of voluntary certification by examination for all nurses in HIV/AIDS nursing. Certification is one part of a process called credentialing. It focuses specifically on the individual and is an indication of current competence in a specialized area of practice. Board certification in HIV/AIDS nursing is highly valued and provides formal recognition of HIV/AIDS nursing knowledge.
The purpose of certification is to promote comprehensive HIV/AIDS nursing care through the certification of qualified nurses by:
The purpose of Advanced HIV/AIDS Certified Registered Nurse (AACRN) certification is to promote comprehensive advanced HIV/AIDS nursing practice through the certification of qualified nurses by:
The Houston-Gulf Coast Chapter is pleased to offer scholarships on a limited first come first serve basis for eligible registered and advanced practice registered nurses. Please contact us for more information.