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Page Title: Professional Certification Program

Certified Corrections Nurse/Manager (CCN/M)

Who should take the CCN/M exam?

This category includes individuals who work as nurse managers in a correctional environment. They are management staff who may contribute to the development of policy and procedures, are responsible for their implementation, and have authority over staff nurses.

Director of Nursing and their Assistants
Head/Chief of Medical Unit/Nursing
Nurse Manager

What issues are included in a competency profile for corrections nurse managers?

Health Care in Corrections
Legal Issues in Corrections
Mental Health
Nursing Practice and Standards
Managing Security and Environment
General and Offender Management
Conflict Management
Human Resource Management

Qualifications: Education and Work Requirements

Registered Nurse (RN) in good standing with State Nursing Board
Associate, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science in Nursing, or a three (3) year Nursing Diploma
One (1) year of Correctional Nursing Management experience; individual supervises other medical personnel and administrative staff

CCN/M Certification Program Fee:

ACA member: $235
Non-ACA member: $295

Study Materials:

The study materials are priced separately from the program fee. Purchasing the study materials is NOT required but recommended to pass your examination. The resource materials are packaged together to sell at one low price. Click here to view the CCN/M Certification Packet price and view the titles of the CCN/M study materials. You can order the materials online or by calling Customer Service 1-800-222-5646 ext 0129.

For more information, download the following files:

CCP Manual Overview
Study Guide (General)
Certification Application
Upcoming Certification Exam Sites
ACA Member Application

Click here for information on the Certification Process


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