CHICAGO, April 13, 2023— Christopher Gill, PhD, MBA, CRNA, ACNPC-AG, FACHE, National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) Chief Credentialing Officer, recently earned his Acute Care Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (ACNPC-AG) certification from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN).
Requirements of the ACNPC-AG include completing a graduate-level advanced practice education program as an adult-gerontology ACNP at a nationally accredited school of nursing. Additionally, 500 hours of specialty clinical education and training under the supervision of licensed and credentialed practitioners are required before sitting for the certification exam.
"Only a limited number of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in the United States hold both CRNA and ACNPC-AG certifications," said NBCRNA Chief Executive Officer John Preston, DNSc, CRNA, FAANA, FNAP, APRN. "This achievement not only demonstrates Dr. Gill’s commitment to advanced practice nursing, but also his dedication to lifelong learning.”
The knowledge and skills of a CRNA are highly compatible and complementary to the role of the acute care nurse practitioner for the management of patients in a critical care environment. CRNAs who hold this dual certification frequently function in the role of intensivists, who are specialists that manage patients admitted to critical care units.
“With this new certification, I am eager to provide the highest level of care to my patients and make a positive impact on their lives,” said Gill. “I look forward to using this experience and training to enhance NBCRNA’s certification programs while continuing to promote patient safety by enhancing provider quality.”
The ACNPC-AG exam is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. AACN Advanced Practice Registered Nursing (APRN) certification exams are recognized as meeting the national criteria for APRN licensure by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and by individual state boards of nursing.
The National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) is the United States certifying body for the initial, continued and subspecialty certification of the more than 59,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). NBCRNA’s primary responsibility is to guard the well-being of the public by seeking to ensure that those who secure the CRNA credential have the necessary knowledge and skills to practice safely and effectively. NBCRNA accomplishes this mission through the development and implementation of credentialing programs that support lifelong learning among nurse anesthetists.