NBCRNA Reentry Program for CRNAs

The Reentry Program is offered to individuals who have had a lapse in their certification and/or their license or authority to practice nurse anesthesia for four or more years and who wish to reestablish their eligibility for certification and reenter the nurse anesthesia practice. The Reentry Program provides the opportunity for a nurse anesthetist to obtain current knowledge and the skills necessary for safe nurse anesthesia practice and enables the nurse anesthetist to become CPC compliant and restore his/her eligibility for certification.

Steps to Take for Reentry  

The Reentry Program is available to nurse anesthetists who hold a current unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse and consists of four sequential steps, all of which must be completed within a consecutive 24-month period, starting on the date of enrollment in the Reentry Program. The following is a summary of the steps.  

  • Step One: Complete 100 CE credits; minimum 60 Class A and the remainder may be either Class A or B. Four Core Modules (one in each of the four content areas), provide evidence of valid BLS and ACLS certifications. 

  • Step Two: Pass the NBCRNA Reentry Examination. The Reentry Examination content is consistent with the content of the CPC Assessment (CPCA). For reference, the CPCA content outline is available here.

  • Step Three: Successfully complete a list of NBCRNA-identified activities at an NBCRNA-recognized simulation center in order to move to Step Four of the program. 

  • Step Four: Provide evidence of nurse anesthesia employment within the 12 consecutive months following completion of Step Three of the program or by the end of the 24-month Reentry Program, whichever is shorter. Complete CPC Compliance Application

Resources For Reentry Program  

To learn more about the Reentry Program, visit our FAQ page!  

Reentry Handbook

Reentry Application

Questions? Contact support@nbcrna.com or call 855-285-7762.