Nonsurgical Pain Management Examination
Application Windows for NSPM Exam- 2017 & 2018
If you are planning to take the NSPM Examination, contact NBCRNA at NSPM@nbcrna.com or (855) 285-4658 to have an application activated.
In 2018, the NBCRNA will offer the NSPM Examination on the following dates:
|Applications for Exam Accepted||Test Dates|
|4/9/18 - 5/4/18||6/11/18 - 6/25/18|
|9/24/18 - 10/19/18||11/26/18 - 12/10/18|
Total Number of NSPM Certificants
Since the inception of the NSPM program in 2015, through January 2018, 30 CRNAs now hold the NSPM-C credential. There have been a total of 36 exam attempts. During FY 2015 (9/1/14-8/31/15) and FY 2016 (9/1/15-8/31/16), 14 CRNAs passed the NSPM exam and two failed, during FY 2017 (9/1/16-8/31/17) six CRNAs passed the exam, and in FY 2018 thus far, 10 CRNAs passed the exam and two failed, for a total pass rate of 83.3%. The next exam window is in Spring 2018 -- see above table.
In August 2017 the NBCRNA's Non-Surgical Pain Management (NSPM) program was granted accreditation by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification through August 2022. The NSPM program was also granted accreditation by the NCCA in 2018.
Call for NSPM Core Competency Module Development
The National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) is soliciting the development and offering (hosting) of a new category of Core Competency Module that will be used by nurse anesthetists who seek to maintain their subspecialty certification in Nonsurgical Pain Management (NSPM-C). This offering will need to be prepared and ready for use by January 1, 2020. Download the information packet for more information.