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 and Technology

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.

Core Module Criteria

One Core Module from each of the four core domain content areas is required in each 4-year cycle. The Core Modules are optional in the first 4-year cycle if you are completing that cycle in 2020 or 2021.

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-1000 CRNA Education Core Modules

    CRNA Education

    CRNA Education.com offers one Core Module prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for Class A CE credits.

    • Airway Management Techniques

    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

  • cm-1000 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

    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.com