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Adult, Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Nurses

certifying organization info

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Adult, Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Nurses
101 Columbia, Aliso Viejo
CA 92656-1491


CCRN specialty certification was introduced in 1976 for nurses providing care to acutely and/or critically ill adult, pediatric and neonatal patients. Nurses interested in this certification may work in specialty areas such as intensive care units, cardiac care units, combined ICU/CCUs, medical/surgical ICUs, trauma units or critical care transport/flight.

Adult, Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Nurses Website


Work Experience Required? Yes

Either training or work experience required, but not both? No

Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes

Renewal Required? Every 3 Year(s)

Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)? Yes

Renew through Re-Examination? Yes

Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)? No

Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? Yes

This certification is accredited by NCCA.
Read more about NCCA.

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