Arts in Healthcare Certification Commission

The Arts in Healthcare Certification Commission (AIHCC)

The Arts in Healthcare Certification Commission (AIHCC) is a non-profit 501(c)6 organization incorporated in 2011 and governed by a Board of Commissioners who represent an array of artistic, academic, and professional disciplines.

Mission

The Arts in Healthcare Certification Commission (AIHCC) exists to establish credentialing mechanisms to promote patient safety and to improve the quality of care provided to participants of arts in healthcare services.

Philosophy

The Arts in Healthcare Certification Commission (AIHCC) supports the philosophy that there should be a diversity of examinations that will effectively provide the opportunity for certification at various levels of professional roles in arts in healthcare.

Board of Commissioners

The Board of Commissioners is comprised of leaders in arts in healthcare, including professionals with long tenures in healthcare, healthcare-based arts programs, and the arts therapies.

Elaine Sims, MA (President); Director University of Michigan Health System Gifts of Art

Cam Busch, MEd, RN, ATR-BC (Secretary); Art Therapy Consults and Studio

Judy Rollins, PhD, RN (Treasurer); President, Rollins & Associates; Adjunct Asst Professor, Georgetown University School of Medicine and University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine

Helen Currier, BSN, RN, CNN, CENP; Director of Nursing, Texas Children’s Hospital

Jenny Lee, MA, BC-DMT; Lecturer, University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine

Jill Sonke, MA, Director, University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine; Asst Director, UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine

 

Banner Photo Credit:  Mosaic tile installation by Mary Lisa Kitakis-Spano, courtesy of UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine

Register for the Exam

Pilot examinations are being offered in 2014 and 2015 through the Center for Nursing Education and Testing (C-NET). Click here for upcoming pilot test dates, locations, and registration.

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News

December 2014 Evaluations from pilot testing in 2014 yielded positive feedback.  It is anticipated that pilot testing will be completed in 2015.   January 2015 The Arts in Healthcare Certification Commission and C-NET convened in January of 2015 to update the Artist in Healthcare Certification (AIH-C) examination based on pilot test data collected in 2014. … Continue reading News

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