Earned and maintained by more than 6,000 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.
At ABNN, our top priority continues to be the health and safety of our staff, candidates, and the communities we service. We have been continuously monitoring the situation with Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are in close communication with the CNRN and SCRN testing sites around the world. We recognize how challenging this is for those of you on the front line and appreciate all that you are doing to serve your patients and communities.
We want our candidates to feel confident when taking an exam at our PSI testing sites. As a result, ABNN has revised their cancellation and rescheduling policies during this time. You may view revised information and up-to-date exam site closures here.
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.
New ABNN Certification Toolkit
ABNN is proud to announce a new ABNN Certification Toolkit which provides education about the benefits of certification and justification for investment of budget dollars to support the development of nurses through certification. This toolkit provides the information necessary to make the case for CNRN or SCRN certification to executive leadership including sample letters requesting for support!
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. Read more about the impact of specialty nursing certification as shown in an ABNS Importance of Specialty Board Nursing Certifications report.
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 ABNN does not discriminate against candidates for certification or recertification on the basis of age, race, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or gender identity.
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).
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