AMERICAN HOLISTIC NURSES CREDENTIALING CORPORATION
CERTIFICATION IN ADVANCED HOLISTIC NURSING, AHN-BC AND APHN-BC
AHNCC announces a new ADVANCED PRACTICE HOLISTIC NURSE CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION for the nurse who works as an APRN and wishes to be certified as an Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse, APHN-BC.
The examination is designed to test knowledge and skills in Advanced Holistic Nursing including Prescriptive Authority competencies (within the domain of Holistic Nursing) surveyed in the 2012 Role-Delineation Study. The examination includes 150 items designed to test Advanced Holistic competencies with an additional 50 items designed to ensure coverage of the Prescriptive Authority APRN Competencies.
AHNCC offers two certifications in Advanced Holistic Nursing:
•Advanced Holistic Nurse, Board Certified (AHN-BC); and
•Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse, Board Certified (APHN-BC).
Download the Advanced Holistic Nursing Application, click here Download Core Essentials for Advanced Holistic Nursing, click here
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR ADVANCED HOLISTIC NURSING CERTIFICATION
For the AHN-BC or APHN-BC:
•An unrestricted and current U.S. RN license;
•Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing based in a college or university listed on the US Government Department's database of accrediting organizations for academic institutions; •Active practice as a Holistic Nurse for a minimum of one (1) year full-time or 2,000 hours within the last five (5) years of part-time practice; and •Completion of a minimum of 48 contact hours of continuing education in Holistic Nursing within a two (2) year period preceding application.
All Advanced Practice Holistic Nurses must also provide evidence of an unrestricted and current U.S. APRN license.
Graduates from Endorsed Programs may be eligible for waiver of post-graduate practice and continuing education requirements if certified within two year post graduation. For a list of our Endorsed Schools, click here.
YOUR APPLICATION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
•A completed Application Form found in the Handbook;
•A copy of your current nursing license appropriate for your application;
•A transcript documenting graduation from an accredited School of Nursing based in a college or university listed on the US Government Department's database of accrediting organizations for academic institutions;
•Verification of Continued Educationin Holistic Nursing;
•Letter of Agreement with AHNCC as found in the Handbook; and
•Appropriate fee as shown in the Handbook.
•Applications are valid for one (1) year from the date of Application Approval. After that, applications are void and require resubmission. All documents must be submitted at the same time to ensure integrity of the Application. Review of Applications usually take 1-2 weeks.
The Self-Reflective, Self-Assessment is required of all candidates. The The SRA for the Advanced Holistic Nurse (AHN-BC and APHN-BC) can be found in the Handbook.
The Advanced Holistic Nursing Certification Examination
Once candidates have completed the Application to Qualify for Certification, they will be notified that they are eligible to sit for the Certification Examination. Examinations are administered by the Professional Testing Corporation (PTC) throughout the year for a two-week period of time in more than 400 locations. Once notified by PTC, candidates can register for the date and location of the Certification Examination. Instructions for registering for the date and location of the examination will be included in the notification sent by PTC. If you have not heard from PTC within three (3) weeks prior to the examination, you can reach them at 212-356-0660.
Candidates must successfully pass the examination to become Certified in Holistic Nursing. If a candidate fails the examination, he/she will be eligible to retake it no sooner than 60 day and no longer than one (1) year from the date of the first examination.
Candidates will be notified of their score and status by AHNCC approximately 6 weeks after test administration. Scores and examination results will be released to others only with written authorization from the candidate. Public members may request certification verification without written authorization of the certificant.