Earned and maintained by more than 2,000 nurses, the Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN®) credential formally recognizes the attainment and demonstration of a unique body of knowledge necessary for the practice of stroke nursing.
The SCRN certification will distinguish you from your colleagues and give you a sense of professional accomplishment. The purpose of certification in stroke nursing is to promote excellence and professionalism as well as provide assurance to healthcare employers and the public that individuals possess the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience in stroke care to perform competently.
Additionally, SCRN certification benefits include
- professional recognition and credibility
- distinction in your specialty area
- career advancement and increased professional opportunities
- benefits for your hospital, such as helping it attain or keep Magnet status
- potential for higher pay.
The SCRN certification program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC), the only nationally recognized accrediting body for specialty nursing certification programs. ABSNC accreditation is a peer-review mechanism that allows nursing certification organizations to obtain accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the highest quality standards available in the industry.
Earn Your SCRN Credential
You have the experience and knowledge. Challenge yourself by taking the SCRN Examination, and give yourself a professional edge by earning your SCRN certification.
Attaining the SCRN certification includes successful completion of a specialized stroke nursing exam.
The official expiration date of a SCRN certificate is December 31 of the fifth complete year after certification (e.g., SCRN certificates initially earned in 2013 expire on December 31, 2018).