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CERTIFICATION Certification Capsules New CMC and CSC Print Practice Exams Practice CMC Exam Questions, Adult (product #200505) and Practice CSC Exam Questions, Adult (#200605) are available in the online AACN Bookstore ($8/$10 member/nonmember cardiac medicine (CMC) and cardiac surgery (CSC) subspeinclude correct answers, test plan and study bibliography. questions. However, they are not psychometrically valid and cannot be used to accurately predict or guarantee performance on an actual exam. APRN Consensus Model: Online Resources Online resources for the APRN Consensus Model — also called the LACE Model, for licensure, accreditation, certification and education — include how the model affects NPs and CNSs, FAQs, graphic depictions of the model, a video your certifying organizations and state board of nursing may and ACNPC certificants may continue to renew under the current exams will be unavailable for initial certification or meet the eligibility requirements for the new CNS or acute ACNPC/CCNS Exam Development Committee The committee met in February to review test items for AACN Certification Corporation’s new advanced practice exams — ACNPC-AG, ACCNS-AG, ACCNS-P and ACCNS-N — which align with the APRN Consensus Model and launch in 2013. New CMC, CSC Test Plans Online New test plans for CMC and CSC subspecialty certification are Submit Nominations for Board, Nominating Committee As a member of the AACN community, act on your unique privilege to help shape the future of nursing and fulfill our pledge to patients and their families by nominating candidates as future volunteer leaders. To help us stay Together. Stronger. Bolder. submit your nominations for the FY2014-16 Board of Directors and FY2014 Nominating Committee. Accountabilities and leadership requirements, available positions and nomination forms are all posted at Nominations are accepted until Thursday, May 31. Contact the AACN Governance Department at 1-800-394-5995, x331 or for more information. Adult CCRN Certification Review: Live Webinar Starts June 4 Beginning Monday, June 4, AACN Certification Reviews Online offers a multi-session Adult CCRN Certification Review Course live webinar. Participants receive 14.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education credit. Designed for individuals and groups, the course requires Internet access. Sessions 14.5 hours of CNE by nationally credit includes live acclaimed certification review experts interaction with — including Mary Kay Bader, Suzi course faculty. Burns, Bobbi Leeper and Carol Rauen — feature practice questions, live polling and text chat. Review topics include cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurologic, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, multisystem and hematology/ immunology, as well as caring practices, behavioral considerations and test-taking preparation. Visit for more information and to register. Past certification review webinars had high demand for the limited space available. Nominations for 2014 volunteer leaders close May 31, 2012. 26 MAY 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Bold Voices - May 2012

Front/Digital Edition Viewing Guide
Another Angle
AACN Boards and Contact Information
Your NTI Checklist
AACN, Case Western Reserve University Announce Innovative DNP, PhD Collaboration
Patients at End of ICU Rounds Receive Less Face Time
Medical Panel Members Have Conflicts of Interest
Adverse Events Unreported
Penn Nursing Study: Nurse Burnout a Worldwide Problem
Low-Cost Changes to Nurses' Work Environment Also Benefit Patients
Hospital Workers Reluctant to Report Medical Errors
Flame of Excellence Awards
Circle of Excellence Awards
UTI Prevention Lower Priority Than Other HAIs
Children at Higher Risk for Infection in Intensive Care
Cameras, Feedback: Effective Tools to Enforce Hand Washing
In Our Journals
More Coronary Events Associated With Dabigatran
Certification Capsules
Publishing-related Events at NTI
Stay Connected at NTI
From the President

Bold Voices - May 2012