CCRN

Acute/Critical Care Nurse. CCRN is a registered service mark and a brand name. It does not mean “Critical Care Registered Nurse”.CCRNs must possess a current unencumbered RN or APRN license. A CCRN may be certified for Adults, or Pediatric and Neonatal patients, or both.  CCRN Candidates must meet one of the following clinical practice requirement options:

  • Option 1: Practice as an RN or APRN for 1,750 hours in direct care of acutely/critically ill patients during the previous 2 years, with 875 of those hours accrued in the most recent year preceding application.
  • Option 2: Practice as an RN or APRN for at least 5 years with a minimum of 2,000 hours in direct care of acutely/critically ill patients, with 144 of those hours accrued in the most recent year preceding application.