What Should Patients and Families Know About ABNN?
From the moment that you or a family member is diagnosed with a neurological issue, the healthcare journey begins. The care and support that you receive during your journey are important.
Family and friends’ support plays a big role in your journey but they are not the only ones who can help. Registered nurses who specialize in neuroscience and its subspecialties, especially Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurses (CNRNs) and Stroke Certified Registered Nurses (SCRNs), have the expertise to provide you with support.
What Is an ABNN Certified Registered Nurse?
ABNN offers two different types of specialty certifications, CNRN and SCRN. ABNN certified nurses have proven their knowledge of neuroscience or stroke care by passing a rigorous examination that encompasses all aspects of the appropriate specialties. Prior to taking the exam, the nurse must have experience in that specialty area.
Certification validates a nurse's knowledge, skills, and abilities in a defined role and clinical area of practice, based on predetermined standards. Once a nurse has earned their credential, he or she must complete a certain number of courses to continue their education in that specialty area to maintain their credential. This allows the nurse to stay current through evidence-based practice in the medicine and healthcare of their specialty area.
What Does a Specialty Certified Nurse Mean for People with Neurological Issues?
Earning the CNRN or SCRN credential is difficult. Nurses who are certified have taken an extra effort to prove their knowledge and are committed to giving their patients the best possible care. Certified nurses are dedicated to protecting the public and assuring the best quality of care to patients and their families.
How Do I Know If My Nurse Is Certified?
Many ABNN certified nurses will tell you they are certified because it is a big accomplishment. The best way to know if the nurse is certified is to ask. As a patient, it is your right to know the knowledge of the people who are providing your care.