RNs Looking to Advance Their Gerontological Nursing Knowledge & Careers Should Enroll in Gero Nurse Prep Programs and Resources Published:October 06, 2020 Dave Kyllo Page ContentThe American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) offers certification in gerontological nursing – the gold standard in demonstrating clinical excellence in geriatric patient care. ANCC is the world’s largest and most prestigious nurse credentialing organization and a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association. Less than one percent of America’s RNs are board certified in gerontological nursing. To help RNs prepare for the certification exam, AHCA/NCAL offers an online course developed and managed by UNMC’s College of Nursing called Gero Nurse Prep. RNs who complete the course earn 30 nursing contact hours and experience a 96% pass rate on the ANCC certification exam on the first try. Regardless of whether a RN chooses to sit for the ANCC Board certification exam, Gero Nurse Prep builds gerontological nursing knowledge and skills. Gero Nurse Prep students see a whopping 24 percent average increase between their pre- and post-test scores. Gero Nurse Prep is flexible. RNs study online at their own pace and have one year from the time they enroll to complete their Gero Nurse Prep coursework. Gero Nurse Prep is on sale through November 15! Save $100 off the regular registration fee by using promo code GETGNP20 (all caps). AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep provides tremendous value at this AHCA/NCAL member $590 sale price. That’s less than $20 per contact hour for outstanding nursing education that makes a measurable difference on so many fronts. For RNs interested in pursuing Board certification through ANCC, there is an additional and separate cost of $395. Research conducted by AHCA/NCAL in 2019 shows that SNFs that employ at least one ANCC Board certified RN experienced significantly better outcomes in numerous key quality measures. AHCA./NCAL believes assisted living RNs would achieve similar positive results for their communities.