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The ANCC a subsidiary of the ANA, is a certification body for nursing board certification and the largest certification body for advanced practice registered nurses in the United States, as of 2011 certifying over 75,000 APRN's, many certifications were established before 1980, when it was still in developmental stages, the first certification examinations took place in 1974.

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