ACRN stands for AIDS Certified Registered Nurse, and is a credential you may obtain by taking a test and passing it within the criteria specified. AIDS Certified Registered Nurse work in primary care, acute care institutions, communities, schools, long-term care facilities, hospices as well as correctional institutions.
ACRN is the certification provided to those nurses who have the capability to handle the patients suffering from critical disease of AIDS. The ACRN are not only to visualize the physical symptoms but are also to deal such patients psychologically.
Nurses who pass the Certification Examination in HIV/AIDS Nursing are eligible to use the registered designation ACRN after their names and will receive certificates from the HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board. Eligibility Requirements:
• Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the United States or the international equivalent • At least two years of experience in the clinical practice.
Certification in Advanced HIV/AIDS Nursing Practice is recognized for a period of four years
ACRN Median Salary by Employer Type:
College / University: $69,634, Non-Profit Organization: $58,500, Hospital: $87,000, Government – State & Local: $72,500
ACRN Median Salary by Job:
Registered Nurse (RN): $65.000, Nurse Practitioner (NP): $101,000