The National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA), an independent body from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) administers the National Certification Examination (NCE) and oversees certification and recertification of CRNAs.
The primary certification and recertification programs of the NBCRNA are accredited through July 2017 by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification of the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS).
The NCE is a variable-length computerized adaptive test. There are a minimum of 100 and a maximum of 170 questions which include 30 non-graded test questions. Candidates will receive a preliminary pass/fail report when they complete the exam. The content outline, exam information and sample questions can be found in the 2015 NCE Handbook.
Clinical requirements for students enrolled after January 1, 2015:
The following books may be useful for exam preparation:
More information available at The CRNA.
Discussion threads at Nurse-Anesthesia.org:
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