I finished by ACNP in 2011 and was certified the same year. Unfortunately I was unable to get a job but would like to keep my certification up and continue trying. It appears though that because I don't have enough hours working as an NP I don't meet the requirements for recertification for ACNP. And I can't go back and re-take the test because now because the ACNP certification includes the AG and I would have to go back to school to do the AG part and then certify. Is there anyway around that?
Sep 1, '16
Moved to the Nurse Practitioners forum for more replies.
Sep 2, '16
I recommend you call ANCC. My understanding with the new re-certification requirements is that you are required to have 75 hours of CME plus any one of the ANCC Renewal Categories:
1. 75 hrs of CME
2. Academic Credits
3. Presentations (must be 5 clock hours)
4. EBP or QI Project
5. Precepting (120 hrs)
6. Professional Service
7. Practice Hours (1000 total)
Technically, you can double up your CME to 150 and still be eligible to re-certify based on the new rules. Have you done any QI/EBP projects? I think ANCC has actually softened their requirements. There are faculty members in schools and colleges of nursing who have NP credentials and are not in practice and this is a way for them to re-certify without actually having any practice hours.