ANCC Success Pays Program for VUMC Staff

Vanderbilt University Medical Center registered nurses that meet criteria are eligible to receive a hospital code that will be provided for payment of the certification exam fee for ANCC Nursing Certification Exams.
For a list of the certification exams with ANCC, click here.

If the exam you want to take is not offered by ANCC, please contact

Here are are the steps required to receive a hospital code for your certification exam:
  • Meet the requirements for reimbursement for VUMC staff as outlined in policy CL 20-06.04 (login required) and the requirements for taking the certification exam as outlined according to certification type that can be found on the ANCC website (such as hours worked in specialty area, hours of continuing education, etc.)
  • Send an email to with Certification Hospital Code as the subject
    • Please indicate which certification you are applying for in the body of the email
    • You will then be sent a checklist to complete with your manager in order to verify your eligibility to sit for the certification exam.
    • After the completed checklist is received by, a promotional code will be emailed to you to use for your exam registration.
  • Complete application and collect all requirements for desired certification
  • At the check-out page for your exam registration, enter the hospital code and click apply promo. This will adjust the price to zero dollars and will allow the applicant to check-out.
  • Once the ANCC receives the application, the ANCC will verify that the applicant is eligible to use the hospital code and has met all of the requirements to take the certification exam.
  • ANCC will then send the applicant notification of eligibility and instructions for setting up a testing date.


Please contact the Nursing Education and Professional Development department at or (615) 343-4345.