AHNCC is excited to announce that we have moved to C-NET for our testing management organization. We are pleased to offer new services to applicants at no additional cost.
Handbooks, Practice Tests, and Applications are now available. Flyer
See links below.
Additional services to be offered to our applicants include:
- practice test fees have been reduced to $65;
- year-round testing;
- once approved, a three-month window for testing versus a two-week testing session;
- immediate notification of examination results.
For questions related to the AHNCC Application or Testing process, contact C-NET at:
For other questions, please contact Talysha Hickerson at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 785-267-0943. We look forward to working with you and helping you however we can.
New information regarding AHNCC examinations is now available. To learn more, click here.
For COVID-19 Update, click here.
For COVID-19 Resources, click here.
Have a nice day. 🙂
Dr. Margaret Erickson, CEO, AHNCC
For issues, contact AHNCC at email@example.com)
|Examination Level||Eligibility Criteria|
|NC-BC® (Nurse Coach Board Certified)||
|HWNC-BC® (Health and Wellness Nurse Coach Board Certified)||
*International candidates who are not planning on working in the United States may submit an RN license from their country. A US license is required if the applicant plans to seek employment in the US.
**A minimum of 10 hours of personal coaching experience is recommended (but is not required) as a way of obtaining learning experiences related to Core Value 5 pertaining to Nurse Coach Self-Development.
Preparation for the Exam
It is the responsibility of the individual to prepare for the exam. The two primary resources are the Core Essentials for the Professional Nurse Coach Role and Professional Nurse Coach Role: Defining Scope of Practice and Competencies (Hess, Dossey, Southard, Luck, Schaub, & Bark). Examination items are developed to test the Core Practice Competencies of Nurse Coaching.
The competencies may be found as an appendix in the Core Essentials for the Professional Nurse Coach Role.
To obtain The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching: The Providers Guide to Coaching Scope and Competencies (Hess, Dossey, Hess, Southard, Luck, Schaub, & Bark) click here. (A new edition is in process.)
Expectations and Responsibilities
Only nurse coaches certified by AHNCC may use the designated credentials. Nurse coaches may NOT use the credential when the nurse coach has:
- Not completed the Certification or Recertification Process consistent with the level of competence;
- A restricted, inactive, or withdrawn license;
- Requested inactive status; or
- Certification has been withdrawn by AHNCC.