Eligibility

Is there a time limit on the experiential requirement as to when the experience occurred?
There is no defined time limit, but the practice should be recent enough that the applicant’s executive nursing practice was guided by the AONE Nurse Executive Competencies.

Will there be eligibility criteria for individuals in education who may not have had direct nursing administration experience?
The eligibility criteria remain unchanged. However, it is the intent of the criteria to include graduate level nurse leaders and nurse administrators in educational settings. Individuals in faculty and/or administrative roles in nursing education settings at the graduate level are considered to be in executive nursing practice by virtue of their pivotal role in preparing the nurse leaders, managers, administrators, and executives for the future. It is the intent of the eligibility criteria to be inclusive of nurse leaders in nursing education settings at the graduate level. Nurse faculty teaching at the graduate level and nurses in administrative positions within educational settings, if other stated criteria are met, are deemed eligible to sit for the exam.

Taking the Test

Where can I sit for the exam?
For testing locations, click here.

How much is the test?
Exam: $300 AONE or AACN member   |   $450 non-member
Renewal: $200 AONE or AACN member   |   $275 non-member