NC-BC: Nurse Coach - Board Certified

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Offered by:

American Holistic Nursing Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC)

811 Linden Loop

Cedar Park, TX 78613

785.267.0943 (Voice)

Accredited by:

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  • Unrestricted, current U.S. RN license*

  • Active practice as a Baccalaureate-prepared RN for a minimum of 2 years full-time or 4,000 hours part-time within the past 5 years or active practice as a Diploma or Associate Degree-prepared RN for a minimum of 4 years full-time or 8,000 hours part-time within the past 7 years

  • Completion of a minimum of 60 CEs, accrued over the past 3 years, that include content consistent with the Nurse Coach Core Values and Nurse Coach Competencies.**

  • 60 hours coaching experience that has been mentored and/or supervised by a Certified Nurse Coach Supervisor AND Validation letter from a Certified Nurse Coach.

  • Must agree to the terms contained in the Candidate’s Agreement with AHNCC and complete and sign the Application attesting to agreement.

    *For international candidates who plan to continue practice within their own country and not within the U.S. an RN license from their country or the US is accepted.

    **A minimum of 10 hours of personal coaching experience is recommended as a way of obtaining learning experiences related to Core Value 5 pertaining to Nurse Coach Self-Development


Handbook - Application - Study Materials:

Sponsoring Organizations

Exam Fee:

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*Examples of Sponsoring organizations include the American Holistic Nurses Association, The American Nurses Association, The American Academy of Nursing, The Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing schools, The National League of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, NOVA, and others. Sponsoring organizations for the fee reduction do not include the AHNCC Endorsed Schools.

CBT Scheduling:

Once your online application has been approved, you will be emailed a link allowing you to choose and exam date, time and location. Simply follow the link to book your exam. All exams are offered in the Computer-Based Test (CBT) format. To find a CBT site near you, click the “Test Sites” button at the top of this website. CBT testing is year-round.

Retaking the Exam:

If you need to retest, you must wait at least 30 days from your most recent test date before testing again. If you test and are unsuccessful, you have 12 months from the initial test date to retest at a reduced rate without submitting a new application. To take advantage of this, follow the instructions on your score report. NOTE: You may retest as many times as you’d like at the reduced rate so long as you are within one year of your initial test date.