Post-Acute Care Certified Registered Nurse (PAC-RN) Certification

A registered nurse is a nurse licensed to practice as such in the United States. Post-Acute Care RNs are nurses who work at a skilled nursing facility, long-term acute care hospital, continuing care retirement community, home care and hospice, or any healthcare setting in the post-acute care environment. The registered nurse is responsible for managing the nursing process to ensure quality outcomes for patients, and for assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the care of patients. Depending on the clinical situation, the RN may report to a nursing supervisor or higher.

Eligibility for the PAC-RN Certification

  • An active and unencumbered RN license within a state or territory of the United States.
  • A nursing degree (ASN or higher) plus at least one year of experience as an RN in a post-acute care setting

About the PAC-RN Certification Examination

The post-acute care certified registered nurse examination is the required examination to become certified as a Post-Acute Care Registered Nurse (PAC-RN). The examination assesses clinical and technical competency. You will have 3 hours to complete the proctored examination.

  1. The proctored examination is available to be taken any time (24/7) after registration and acceptance of the application for the exam.
  2. The examination includes multiple-choice questions randomly selected from a test bank. You are required to achieve a passing grade of 80% or higher to be certified as a post-acute care certified professional in your area of practice.
  3. InsPAC offers preparatory courses for all the PAC certifications for a fee, but the InsPAC courses are not mandatory or a requisite for taking the certification exam. Test takers are free to prepare for the exam with any other vendor.
  4. CEUs are not offered for the examination.
  5. If you have a disability requiring additional accommodations, please contact us at prior to registering for the examination.
  6. Price: $299
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