National ABSNC Accreditation for AHNCC Programs

The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC),  is the only national accrediting organization specifically for nursing organizations. ABNSC awarded AHNCC initial accreditation for the HN-BC®, HNB-BC®, AHN-BC®, APHN-BC®, and the NC-BC® certification programs in the fall of 2014.

Accreditation is awarded for five years and indicates that AHNCC has demonstrated compliance to the highest standards in the industry. These standards can be found here.

ANCC Magnet Recognition

The ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes all of the AHNCC examinations. Recognition is noted by designation on the Demographic Data Collection Tool™ (DDCT) Criteria for inclusion on the DDCT can be found at