March 11, 2021 - NBCRNA Spearheads COVID Impact Survey
The impacts of the pandemic have evolved over time and will likely continue to shift. In a consolidated effort to gather information from other certification organizations on how they have responded to COVID-19, the NBCRNA launched a benchmarking survey in February to obtain that data. The survey was developed by NBCRNA with support from SeaCrest Consulting and extensive input and pilot testing by an advisory panel of 13 credentialing CEOs and Executive Directors. The purpose of the survey was to gather data related to the shifting response of organizations offering certification programs at this defined point in time, across multiple industries and professions. The survey captures this unprecedented moment in history for the credentialing industry and helps inform future decision making. Read the report here.
May 7, 2020 – Important Pearson VUE Testing Center Update
March 24, 2020 - CPC Renewal Deadline Extended Four Months
The NBCRNA recognizes the extraordinary impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on every individual, business and family, while creating unprecedented challenges for the CRNA community. We realize some CRNAs may be unable to meet the CE requirements necessary to renew their credential due to the cancellation of recent continuing education meetings and other learning opportunities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. So, based on our ongoing communications with the Council on Accreditation (COA), the AANA, our testing vendors, CE providers, and members of the nurse anesthesia community, the NBCRNA is taking steps to help allay expressed concerns about meeting the Continued Professional Certification (CPC) Program requirements to renew your CRNA credential.
The NBCRNA has made the following one-time adjustment to the CPC Program timeline and deadlines to provide some relief from the many timing constraints everyone is currently facing.
- The NBCRNA is extending the July 31, 2020 certification renewal deadline by four months to November 30, 2020, allowing additional time to fulfill the CPC requirements.
This one-time adjustment applies to CRNAs who are due to renew their certification by July 31, 2020. Although the change in the deadline would not affect future CPC cycle deadlines for those individuals, it will allow them additional time to earn any remaining Class A and Class B credits necessary to meet the requirement of this current 4-year CPC cycle.
For the many who have already earned your requirements over the past four years and are ready to apply for your certification renewal, we encourage you to do so once the applications open on 4/14/2020. You will remain on schedule and can begin accumulating your Class A and Class B credits for your next 4-year CPC cycle after your application is approved.
March 30, 2020 - Please check this page for frequent updates https://home.pearsonvue.com/coronavirus-update#scheduling-information
Resources for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Updates
As documented cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to increase around the world, NBCRNA offers the following information and resources:
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) at https://www.cdc.gov
• Status updates and situation summary
• Information for Health care Professionals
• Information for Health care Facilities
World Health Organization (WHO) at https://www.who.int/
State Health Departments - Listing is available at https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/healthdepartments.html.
We wish you all good health and safety during this difficult and unprecedented time.