Though there is no best way to study for the SCRN Examination and each person has a different study method, the resources below are options for study materials. There are several study tools you can use to prepare for the exam and the list below is not intended to be comprehensive. For more suggested study materials, please view the SCRN Candidate Handbook if you are planning to take the exam in the May 2023 window. If you are planning to take the exam in the September window, please see updated SCRN Candidate Handbook with revised content outline based on the new Job Analysis Study. ABNN does not endorse any educational product or program.
2023 AANN Advances in Stroke Care Conference
The 2023 AANN Advances in Stroke Care Conference will be held Thursday, August 3 – Saturday, August 5, 2023 in Louisville, KY.
Live SCRN Review Webinar
AANN member price: $220
Nonmember price: $320
Join us on Friday, April 14, 2023 from 8am - 4:30pm CT (6am PT/ 7am MT/ 9am ET) on Zoom for the live SCRN Review Webinar taught by Cynthia Bautista, PhD RN ACNS-BC CCNS CNRN SCRN FNCS. Participate in the SCRN Review Webinar to better understand your current knowledge as it applies to the certification and determine where additional studies are needed. This webinar is not exhaustive of the material on the SCRN exam, but rather a highlight of the information.
Participants can earn 7 CE contact hours for attending the webinar and completing evaluation!
Topics will include:
- Stroke Anatomy, Physiology, & Etiology
- Hyperacute Stroke Care
- Acute Stroke Care
- Post-Acute Stroke Care
- Primary & Secondary Preventative Care
The webinar will be presented live and will NOT be recorded. Handouts will be available the week of the webinar. Further instructions will be sent closer to the webinar date.
Self-Paced SCRN Review Course
The Self-Paced SCRN Review Course is a web-based review that includes interactive videos and quizzes to help you prepare for the SCRN exam or to review stroke nursing best practices. The online course is a self-paced study tool and you can earn up to 8 CE hours upon completion and evaluation of the course. Based on the Comprehensive Review for Stroke Nursing book and the SCRN exam content outline, the course includes ten modules. Key interactive features include knowledge checks, correct and incorrect answer descriptions, and videos to emphasize key concepts. Purchase the Self-Paced SCRN Review Course in the AANN online store.
SCRN Exam Prep Package
The SCRN Exam Prep Package contains three of AANN's best-selling products: Self-Paced SCRN Review Course, SCRN Self-Assessment Exam, and the AANN Comprehensive Review for Stroke Nursing book. When you purchase the SCRN Exam Prep Package, you save $60 compared to buying the products individually. Visit the AANN online store to purchase the SCRN Prep Package.
AANN Comprehensive Review for Stroke Nursing, 2nd edition
The AANN Comprehensive Review for Stroke Nursing, 2nd edition has been updated to reflect the latest in stroke nursing. The 2nd edition reflects new studies and clinical practice guidelines and includes new figures and tables for ease of use and learning.
This evidence based book includes case studies and quiz questions. This evidence-based book covers key topics listed on the SCRN exam blueprint, including anatomy and physiology, preventative care, hyperacute care, stroke diagnostics, acute care, medications, postacute care, and systems and quality care.
SCRN Self-Assessment Examination
The SCRN Self-Assessment Examination is used to assess whether or not a candidate is prepared for the SCRN examination. Take the self-assessment exam and consider it a pretest to better understand your current knowledge as it applies to certification and determine where additional studies are needed. Once you have purchased the exam, it is available for 30 days from the first time you access it. The assessment consists of 75 questions covering the content areas of the SCRN examination. The SCRN Self-Assessment Examination is available for purchase in the AANN online store.
Your performance on the practice examination will not guarantee results on the actual SCRN examination. The practice examination is not required to sit for the certification examination.
AANN Core Curriculum for Neuroscience Nursing, Seventh Edition
The Core Curriculum is a great resource for SCRN preparation. Expanded and updated, this brand-new edition offers crucial, real-life direction on the science and skills required to care for neuroscience patients. The Core Curriculum for Neuroscience Nursing, seventh edition, is available for purchase in the AANN online store.
AANN Clinical Practice Guidelines
The aim of the Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) series is to provide an overview on caring for a specific patient population and to equip nurses with a tool that will assist them in delivering the optimum quality-focused patient care.
AANN has published CPGs on topics such as neuro-oncology, movement and neuromuscular disorders, neurotrauma, and spine surgery. All CPGs are free for download on the AANN website.