Q: What if I fail an exam?
We now offer 3 attempts to pass our exams! Beginning in September of 2020, we now are able to offer 3 testing attempts. This is a welcome change that we have heard many of you ask for. Tests are randomized each attempt per AANA guidelines.
Q: What are the Core Modules? When must they be completed? Do you offer the Core Modules?
A: The NBCRNA created the CPC Program for CRNA recertification that now includes four core modules. For more details on the new CPC Program for Recertification created by the NBCRNA see https://www.nbcrna.com/continued-certification
There are four mandatory core modules that must be completed during your four-year cycle. We offer all 4 modules!
Importantly, you must complete the each module (pass the test) during your four-year cycle to satisfy the NBCRNA requirement. This means, after you have completed your 4-year cycle (ending in either 2020 or 2021) you must complete the four modules during your next four-year cycle (i.e. 2020-2024 or 2021-2025). If you take the test before your appropriate re-certification window, you will have to take the test again during your re-certification window.
Q: How many Pharmacology CE Credits are available on your website?
A: There are 41 Pharmacology CE Credits currently on our website.
Volume 9 has 3 Pharmacology CE credits
Volume 8 has 18 Pharmacology CE credits
Volume 7 has 20 Pharmacology CE credits
The articles designated pharmacology in each volume are as follows:
Volume 9 Pharmacology (3 CE Credits)
The Patient with Substance Use Disorder (3 Pharmacology Credits)
Volume 8 Pharmacology (18 CE Credits)
Opioid Use Disorders: Perioperative Management of a Special Population (3 Pharmacology Credits)
Reversal of Anticoagulation: Therapeutic Advances and Clinical Guidelines (3 Pharmacology Credits)
Management of Chronic Pain in the Elderly: A Review of Current and Upcoming Novel Therapeutics (3 Pharmacology Credits)
The Science of Local Anesthesia: Basic Research, Clinical Application, and Future Directions (2 Pharmacology Credits)
Ketamine for Pain Management (2 Pharmacology Credits)
Therapeutic Advances in the Perioperative Period for Older Adults (2 Pharmacology Credits)
Soft Drug Strategies in Anesthesiology (1 Pharmacology Credit)
Novel analgesics in ambulatory surgical patients (1 Pharmacology Credit)
Anesthesia and Analgesia for Gynecological Surgery (1 Pharmacology Credit)
Volume 7 Pharmacology (20 CE Credits)
The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis and Anesthetics: A Review (3 Pharmacology Credits)
Pharmacological Considerations in the Elderly (3 Pharmacology Credits)
Individualized Anesthetic Management for Patients Undergoing Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Review of Current Practice (3 Pharmacology Credits)
Perioperative Steroid Management (3 Pharmacology Credits)
Review of the Alternatives to Epidural Blood Patch for Treatment of Postdural Puncture Headache in the Parturient (2 Pharmacology Credits)
Concepts in Physiology and Pathophysiology of Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (1 Pharmacology Credit)
Anesthetic Consideration for Neuromuscular Diseases (2 Pharmacology Credits)
Perioperative Acute Kidney Injury: An Under- Recognized Problem (2 Pharmacology Credits)
Acute Pain Management in Patients with Drug Dependence Syndrome (1 Pharmacology Credit)
Q: Can I retake a test or take a test more than once?
You have a maximum of three chances to pass each exam.
Q: I just finished my tests...will you send my credits to the AANA?
A: Yes. If you are an ACTIVE member of the AANA, we will report your earned credits to the AANA. We submit credits to the AANA DAILY! All credits earned in a day will be submitted the following day to the AANA.
Please note...If you are NOT an active member of the AANA, you must send a Certificate of Attendance on your own behalf directly to the NBCRNA.
Q: I am not an active AANA member. What should I do?
A: You must send a Certificate of Attendance on your own behalf directly to the NBCRNA. You are responsible for reporting your own credits to the NBCRNA. See the NBCRNA website for contact information. Certificates can be found in your individual profile once logged in to your account. The link is "View Certificates".
Q: How do I access the articles?
A: You must register and pay for access to see full articles. The titles of each article available on the website are under the "Articles" section accessible from the homepage.
Q: Are the CE credits on this website approved by the AANA?
Volume 7 - This program is prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists: AANA Code #1036379, Expiration Date 5/14/21, 45 Class A CE Credits.
Volume 8 - This program is prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists: AANA Code #1037771, Expiration Date 5/29/22, 35 Class A CE Credits.
Volume 9 - This program is prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists: AANA Code Number #1039073, Expiration Date 4/30/2023. 25.00 Class A CE credits.
Q: When will I receive my Certificate of Attendance?
A: Certificates are automatically generated upon successful completion of each exam (passing grade = 80% or greater). Each certificate may be accessed in your profile. After logging in, under the heading User Account, select the link that says “View Certificates” - to view your available certificates.
Per AANA Continuing Education Department guidelines for Class A CE Credits, CRNAs are required to fill out an evaluation for each article before they receive a Certificate of Attendance
Q: When do my credits expire? How long do I have to take my tests?
A: The day your credits expire depends on the Volume you purchase.
The entirety of Volume 9 is available from May 2020 until April 30, 2023. This means that all exams MUST be completed before midnight EST on April 30, 2023. All exams, and therefore all credits, associated with volume 9 expire at midnight EST on April 30, 2022. No matter when the articles (and corresponding exams) are purchased, exams cannot be taken after April 30, 2023.
The entirety of Volume 8 is available from June 2019 until May 29, 2022. This means that all exams MUST be completed before midnight EST on May 29, 2022. All exams, and therefore all credits, associated with volume 8 expire at midnight EST on May 29, 2022. No matter when the articles (and corresponding exams) are purchased, exams cannot be taken after May 29, 2022.
The entirety of Volume 7 is available from May 15, 2018 until May 14, 2021. This means that all exams MUST be completed before midnight EST on May 14, 2021. All exams, and therefore all credits, associated with volume 7 expire at midnight EST on May 14, 2021. No matter when the articles (and corresponding exams) are purchased, exams cannot be taken after May 14, 2021.
Q: Is it possible to check answers before submitting an exam?
According to AANA guidelines, Providers of Independent Study Material are not allowed to provide answers to exams before the deadline of course expiration.
Q: Is this a subscription service?
This is a pay as you go service for CRNAs in need of CE credits. Registration is used for billing and transmission of credit notification to AANA. You are not enrolled in any service. You are purchasing access to educational articles of the highest quality that are prior-approved by the AANA for CE credit.
Q: Can I choose which articles I want to read?
We have a total of 51 articles over three volumes (v7=22; v8=20; v9=11) currently available for purchase. If you are in need of only a few credits and do not need an entire volume, simply select only those articles you want for credit. You may buy any article from any volume at any time.
A: As soon as you purchase from our site a confirmation email with details of your purchase is immediately sent to the email account provided. In addition, a separate receipt is automatically generated and stored on your profile page. You can access receipts by selecting the "View Receipts" link from your dashboard once you have logged in.