Certified Nurses Day™ honors nurses worldwide who contribute to better patient outcomes through national board certification in their specialty. A registered nurse (RN) license allows nurses to practice. Certification affirms advanced knowledge, skill, and practice to meet the challenges of modern nursing. Inspired by Dr. Margretta 'Gretta' Madden Styles, RN, EdD, FAAN, a pioneer in nursing certification, Certified Nurses Day is the perfect opportunity to invite all nurses to advance their career by choosing certification.
In 2008, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Nurses Association (ANA) collaborated to create Certified Nurses Day and garner support from leading nursing organizations and governments including the US Congress.
Looking for celebration ideas? ANCC has made it effortless by offering these valuable resources for you to acknowledge your certified nurses.
Official Certified Nurses Day Toolkit—FREE
Look here for celebration ideas, the Certified Nurses Day logo, sample press releases, and free templates for note cards, e-mails, posters, and more.
ANCC Certification Promotion Materials
Check out ANCC’s newly updated promotional materials ordering system, which has been improved to enhance
your customer experience. ANCC offers posters, ribbons, brochures, and other materials to promote certification to nurses.
Certified Nurses Day E-store
Recognize the certified nurses in your life with a gift from the official Certified Nurses Day E-store. Profits from the sales of items
in this official Certified Nurses Day E-store go to support credentialing research through the Margretta Madden Styles Fund for
Credentialing Research, administered by the American Nurses Foundation.