Progressive Care Certified Nurse
You are eligible for PCCN certification if you have completed 1750 hours of direct bedside care of acutely ill adult patients within the last 2 years (875 of these hrs are required within the past year). This is equivalent to the CCRN certification that ICU nurses are eligible for. PCCN stands for Progressive Care Certified Nurse. Please click on AACN for more information.
Once you are PCCN certified, you can also test for a specialty certification in cardiology.
Click on this link to learn more about the cardiology_subspecialty certification.
Complete the advancement evaluation package as usual in the online VPNPP system
When the online package is ready for submission, the applicant will complete the online application form found on the VPNPP website at https://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/vunet/vumc.php?site=vpnpp&doc=21846 The applicant will email the program coordinator his or her VPES scores (instructions on application page)