To sit for the SCRN Examination, candidates must meet the following criteria.
The candidate must have current licensure as a registered nurse valid through the date of the examination in
- the United States
- a U.S. territory that grants licensure utilizing the U.S. State Board Test Pool Examination or National Council for Licensure Examination.
Candidates from other countries will be considered if they meet a comparable licensure requirement and can read and understand the English language.
The candidate must be a professional nurse engaged in aspects of stroke care, including but not limited to stroke nursing clinical practice, or employed as an administrator, consultant, educator or researcher. The candidate must have a minimum of at least one (1) year full-time (2,080 hours) of direct or indirect stroke nursing experience within the last three (3) years.
Direct Stroke Nursing Practice
Direct stroke nursing practice is defined as involvement in the nursing process in a clinical setting where the nursing actions and judgments are focused on a particular individual, family, or group of individuals where there is continuing professional responsibility and accountability for the outcomes of these actions.
Indirect Stroke Nursing Practice
Indirect stroke nursing practice is defined as involvement that includes time spent in clinical supervision of students or staff in research or consultation.
Please review the or 2023 SCRN Candidate Handbook (May 2023 exam window) or September 2023 SCRN Candidate Handbook with updated content outline before completing the online application. If you are eligible for the exam, review the upcoming exam dates, locations, and application fees.