The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Exam offered by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) qualifies successful candidates as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).
Those who wish to take the CRNA exam must first meet AANA eligibility requirements.
* Candidates will need an unencumbered RN license issued from the US or the foreign equivalent.
* Candidates will need a bachelor’s degree in nursing or higher.
* Candidates should have at least one year of acute care nursing experience prior to applying
Candidates will be tested on the merits of their knowledge and experience. Quality study habits regarding the key areas of the exam should suffice for a passing score. Candidates can achieve a good score by reviewing nurse anesthetist material like procedures, patient care, and pharmacology. Safety issues and professional conduct may also be the focus of certain questions. The test is comprised of multiple-choice questions.
The CRNA exam can be taken any time of year. Candidates will be asked to schedule their exam at a computer-based testing center upon receiving approval to take the exam. Each candidate will have a time window to schedule and sit for the exam. Failure to do so in the time window given may result in forfeiting the registration fee.
On the exam day, candidates should plan to arrive at least a half hour early to the exam site. Each candidate should bring two forms of identification and any other confirmation from the AANA.
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