4 Core Modules are required per 4-year cycle

What are Core Modules?

Core Modules are a specialized type of Class A credit designed to help you stay current. Core Modules are focused on recently emerging information and evidence-based knowledge. Not only do Core Modules bring recent information to you in an educational format, avoiding the typical lag time of waiting for the information to be published in textbooks, but they also count towards the Class A credit requirement.

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They address the four core domains of nurse anesthesia practice:

  • Airway Management
  • Applied Clinical Pharmacology
  • Human Physiology and Pathophysiology
  • Anesthesia Equipment, Technology, and Safety

Core Modules include a formal assessment, such as multiple-choice questions. The NBCRNA does not produce Core Modules, but you can view the list of approved Core Module providers below. 

Although they may be helpful, Core Modules were not designed as a CPC Assessment (CPCA) preparation tool. Core Modules do count toward your required 60 Class A credits as part of the Class A credit requirement earned through recognized CPC Program Core Module providers.

Core Module Criteria

If your credential expires in 2024 or beyond at least one Core Module from each of the four core domain areas is required. The Core Modules are optional in the first 4-year cycle if completing that cycle in 2021, 2022, or 2023.

Core Modules also count as Class A credits, as they are assessed, prior-approved, and nurse anesthesia-related continuing education.

Documentation

If you have CE credit transfer from the AANA, Class A credits earned through Core Modules will be automatically reported to the NBCRNA.

If you do not have credit transfer, you will need to report credits directly to the NBCRNA as a part of your Renewal of Certification process every four years.

Core Module Providers

  • cm-1111 AANA Core Modules

    American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

    The AANA offers four Core Modules prior approved for Class A credits.

    • Airway Management Techniques
    • Applied Clinical Pharmacology
    • Human Physiology and Pathophysiology
    • Anesthesia Equipment and Technology

    aana.com

  • cm-1111 APEX Anesthesia Review Core Modules

    Apex Anesthesia Review

    APEX Anesthesia Review offers four Core Modules prior approval by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for Class A credits.

    • Airway Management
    • Applied Clinical Pharmacology
    • Human Physiology and Pathophysiology
    • Anesthesia Equipment and Technology

    apexanesthesia.com

  • cm-1111 CRNA Education Core Modules

    CRNA Education 

    CRNAeducation.com offers four Core Module prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for Class A CE credits.

    • Airway Management Techniques
    • Equipment and Technology
    • Applied Clinical Pharmacology 
    • Human Physiology and Pathophysiology

    crnaeducation.com

  • cm-1111 CRNA Today Core Modules

    CRNA Today

    CRNA Today offers four Core Modules prior approved by the American Association for Nurse Anesthetists for Class A credits.

    • Airway Management Techniques
    • Applied Clinical Pharmacology
    • Human Physiology and Pathophysiology
    • Anesthesia Equipment and Technology

    crnatoday.com

  • cm-0001 New Jersey Association of Nurse Anesthetists Core Modules

    New Jersey Association of Nurse Anesthetists

    The New Jersey Association of Nurse Anesthetists (NJANA) offers one Core Module prior approval by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for Class A Credits.

    • Anesthesia Equipment and Technology

    njana.com

  • Summit anesthesia cor module vendors icon Summit Anesthesia Seminars Core Modules

    Summit Anesthesia Seminars

    Summit Anesthesia Seminars offers one Core Module prior approval by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for Class A Credits.

    • Airway Management Techniques
    • Anesthesia Equipment and Technology


    summitanesthesiaseminars.com

  • cm-1111 TeamHealth Core Modules

    TeamHealth

    TeamHealth offers four Core Modules prior approved by the American Association for Nurse Anesthetists for Class A credits.

    • Airway Management Techniques
    • Applied Clinical Pharmacology
    • Human Physiology and Pathophysiology
    • Anesthesia Equipment and Technology

    teamhealth